Given the peripheral nature of the process in Oroqen, however, the maintenance of the structural irregularity from a distant Altaic
source is harder to accept.
cognates of the same kind are suggested also for U *kekta 'two': Tung.
183) and that: "However, several scholars, including Janhunen (1999 : 31) claim that the Altaic
languages are very young, mainly because the individual branches show very little diversity.
In the last years of his life I was officially his assistant for Altaic
Studies at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Chinoises, but this was a courtesy title, given for me to include on my resume, so to speak.
In contrast to this picture, in the modern theory the Uralic languages are held to be completely unrelated to the Altaic
In Turkey they speak an Altaic
language, related to Mongolian.
45) Yet there was little response from the Altaic
At one time they brought a Turk to my class to interpret between the teacher and me, but I couldn't follow a word of what she said, since Kurdish is an Indo-European language and Turkish is Altaic
UZBEK: A member of the Turkic branch of the Altaic
languages spoken by 15 million people.
Some of the main language families hypothesized by these scholars include the Sino-Tibetan family (usually subdivided into the Tibeto-Burman, Chinese, and Thai subfamilies); the Indo-European family (still represented today by dialects or branches such as Indic and Iranian, Greek, Armenian, Slavic, Baltic, Albanian, Celtic, Italic, and Germanic; and including two branches of now-dead languages, Hittite and Tocharlan); the Hamito-Semitic (or Afroasiatic) family; the Uralic and Altaic
) family; the Finno-Ugric (a subdivision of the Uralic group of tongues); and others.
Japanese folklore contains clear European borrowings absent in China but the folklore exchange between the Chinese and the Altaic
traditions was also rather weak.
I am particularly interested in the influence of Altaic
tribes and people who were in Hungary centuries ago (like the Mongols and Turks).
Languages and History: Japanese, Korean, and Altaic
Stroliteleva // News of the Altaic
Academy of Economic and Law, 2: 47-49.
A Tungusic language, Manchu is now only spoken by a few elders, he says, but it is important for reading documents of China's last imperial dynasty and for exploring the Altaic
family of languages.