Ural-Altaic


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U·ral-Al·ta·ic

 (yo͝or′əl-ăl-tā′ĭk)
n.
A hypothetical language group that comprises the Uralic and Altaic language families. Also called Turanian.

U′ral-Al·ta′ic adj.

Ural-Altaic

n
(Languages) a postulated group of related languages consisting of the Uralic and Altaic families of languages
adj
(Languages) of or relating to this group of languages, characterized by agglutination and vowel harmony

U′ral-Alta′ic


n.
a hypothesized language family that includes the Uralic family and the Altaic languages.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ural-Altaic - a (postulated) group of languages including many of the indigenous languages of Russia (but not Russian)
natural language, tongue - a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
Altaic language, Altaic - a group of related languages spoken in Asia and southeastern Europe
Uralic, Uralic language - a family of Ural-Altaic languages
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The main difference is that the Turkic refugees spoke Uzbek, Turkmen, which are of the same Ural-Altaic language family as modern Turkish.
The agglutinative Finno-Ugric and Ural-Altaic languages routinely form words by sticking pieces together.
For instance Magyar (Hungarian), part of the Ural-Altaic language group, has been influenced by German: the German haus (house) has become Hungarian haz.
Mongolian, a Ural-Altaic Ylanguage of many intricacies, is changing its alphabet from the horizontal Cyrillic script introduced by the communists back to the traditional Mongol vertical script.