Altaic language

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a group of related languages spoken in Asia and southeastern Europe

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Of course, in many other languages nominalizations even at more advanced stages of deverbalization and substantivization processes may display a reduced case paradigm or semantic peculiarities in the use of case markers (see, e.g., Cheremisina 1986 on idiosyncrasies of "predicative declension" of participles in Altaic languages).
I take it to be a case of cumulation of a determiner with a nominalizer; note that a nominalizer can cumulate either with a nominal category acquired (e.g., with class markers as in Fula), or with a verbal category retained (e.g., with TAM categories on participles in Altaic languages).
The authors of the Etymological Dictionary of the Altaic Languages (EDAL) consider Altaic a language family of great time-depth, extending back to the fifth millennium B.C., older than Indo-European by at least a thousand years.
The goal of the enormous etymological compendium recently completed by Sergei Starostin and his collaborators is to convince its readers of the existence and validity of the Altaic language family.
It has also been shown to hold for other harmony types such as rounding harmony in Khalkha Mongolian (Goldsmith 1985) and Altaic languages more generally (Walker 2001), as well as in Tiv, a Niger-Congo language (Pulley-blank 1988).
This alphabet was not particularly well suited for writing Altaic languages like Old Uighur and Mongolian; it was unable to make several important phonological distinctions and was especially unsuited for the rich vocalism of both these languages.
Where the other Altaic languages, those of the Turkic and Mongolic families, are relatively homogeneous, Tungusic represents a highly diverse linguistic family, making it of especial importance for working out the phonology and structure of Altaic as a whole.
This process of "emphatic reduplication" is widespread in Altaic languages, which raises the question of whether it might be a reflex of an archaic genetic trait of Altaic.
Marcantonio concludes that a number of the lexical items shared between Uralic and Yukaghir are found in Altaic languages as well, making it impossible to decide on the question of borrowing vs.
When this word was borrowed from Chinese into any of the Altaic languages, and/or, at the earliest period, into either the original Altaic Ursprache or some still largely undifferentiated linguistic entity resembling that of Ursprache, it would of course have been a form or forms close in shape to (1) that would have been taken over.
Many of them are common for Uralic (especially Samoyed), Paleosiberian (Paleoasiatic) and Altaic languages. Possibly this area extends itself to the south-eastern Asia (e.g.
He studied the Chinese dialects of northern China and noticed the further north one traveled in China, the more the Chinese dialects began to resemble the Altaic languages that bordered them.
In contrast to this picture, in the modern theory the Uralic languages are held to be completely unrelated to the Altaic languages. This is because at some point in the development of the paradigm (between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century), the Uralic languages came to be split off from the languages left behind in the Altaic family, although no original work to substantiate this assumed splitting-off can be found (Georg, Michalove, Manaster Ramer, Sidwell 1998).
Some kind of division of words into two series, one of which is characterized by palatalization and the other by velarization or pharyngealization is a common phenomenon all over the Eurasian continent and is found commonly in Altaic languages spoken in areas bordering on Chinese?
It should be recalled that relatively few of the 46 features in the database occur in any Altaic language group--the number ranges from 32 in Tungusic to only 27 in Mongolic.