Altaic language


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Noun1.Altaic language - a group of related languages spoken in Asia and southeastern Europe
Turkic, Turkic language, Turko-Tatar, Turki - a subfamily of Altaic languages
Tungusic language, Tungusic - a family of Altaic languages spoken in Mongolia and neighboring areas
Mongolic, Mongolic language, Mongolian - a family of Altaic language spoken in Mongolia
Korean - the Altaic language spoken by Koreans
Japanese - the language (usually considered to be Altaic) spoken by the Japanese
Ural-Altaic - a (postulated) group of languages including many of the indigenous languages of Russia (but not Russian)
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"Based on the established best relations and the common cultural background as Altaic language speaking nations, our relationship, I anticipate, will be further strengthened and deepened in a more accelerated manner in the future," reads the letter.
Almost all languages of the Uralic, Nakh-Daghestanian and Altaic language families are totally or almost totally devoid of the capacity to form new complex words by prefixation.
Because Finnish (as well as the Altaic language groups, such as Turkish) has an agglutinating structure, relationships of time, place, etc.
Likewise, the denomination Manchu goes back to another Altaic language, Manchu or Manju, which "is said to have been the name adopted by Abahai, leader of the Altaic-speaking Ruzhen tribes of Manchuria, who conquered China and ruled as the Qing dynasty from 1644-1912", according to the OED.
The Korean language is a member of the Altaic language family; it is characterized by the absence of grammatical gender, articles, inflections, and related pronouns commonly found in other languages.
The Dolgan also speak a Turkish or an Altaic language (for many, their language is just a dialect of Yakut).
In the section "About the Manchu Language" found in the introduction, in the first edition Roth Li writes "Manchu belongs to the Altaic language family, which consists of three main branches, Tungusic, Mongolian and Turkic.
Perhaps one out of three speakers of Hungarian, an Altaic language, lives as part of a minority among speakers of Indo-European languages.
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 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.
(2) 'The wide Altaic language group is formed by various individual groups: 1) Mongolian-Manchu-Turkic; 2) Finno-Ugric; 3) Samoyed.
(38) More information specifically related to Korea was revealed by reading Smits's letters to Ramstedt, a specialist in Altaic languages. For example, in a letter written to Ramstedt in the German language and dated to 1924, Smits expressed his joy at Ramstedt's support of his hypothesis, which he later formulated in the aforementioned Introduction to Linguistics (1934).