LINGUIST List 10.1403

Fri Sep 24 1999

All: Karl Heinrich Menges 1908 to 1999

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  1. Sergey Krylov, Obituary Karl Heinrich Menges

Message 1: Obituary Karl Heinrich Menges

Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 15:36:10 +0400 (MSD)
From: Sergey Krylov <>
Subject: Obituary Karl Heinrich Menges

Karl Heinrich Menges, professor of Columbian University (New York) and
of Vienna University, died on the 20th of September 1999, Monday, in

K.H.Menges was the most prominent turcologist of our times. He was
born in 1908 in Germany; since 1940 in USA, then in Austria. The main
fields of Prof. Menges' interests were: historical connections between
Altaic and Slavic languages, comparative turcology, altaistics,
genealogical relationship of nostratic languages.
 His main works works are "Oriental elements in the Igor's Tale",
"Philologiae Turcicae Fundamenta" (ed.) (Wiesbaden, 1959), "Handbuch der
Orientalistik" (ed.), "Turkish languages and peoples" (Wiesbaden,1968) and
many others. 

Sergej A. Krylov
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