LINGUIST List 14.1273

Tue May 6 2003

Books: Language Description, Kyrgyz: Somfai

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Message 1: Kyrgyz: Somfai Kara

Date: Mon, 05 May 2003 16:59:03 +0000
Subject: Kyrgyz: Somfai Kara

Title: Kyrgyz
Series Title: Languages of the World/Materials 420
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
Availability: Available

Author: D�vid Somfai Kara, E�tv�s Lor�nd University 

Paperback: ISBN: 3895868434, Pages: 60, Price: USD 34.50 / EUR 29.20 /
	 GBP 21.10
Comment: Student/Course Discount: 40%

Kyrgyz is a Turkic language, it is spoken by some 3,5 million people
in Kyrgyzstan and its neighbouring countries (Uzbekistan, China,
Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Kazakstan). It is spoken in the valleys and
plateaus of the Tianshan and Pamir-Alai Mountain Ranges (e.g. Ch�i
Valley, Talas Valley, Kara-Tegin). The Kyrgyz language belongs to the
Kypchak group, although genetically related to South Siberian Turkic
languages. During the Mongol Era, the Kyrgyz became the language of
the nomad groups in the Chagatai Empire. It was strongly influenced by
the Kazak and Uzbek languages.

This present material of the Kyrgyz language is an up-to-date grammar
based on the author's five-year research with the Kyrgyz of Kyrgyzstan
and Tajikistan (where the disappearing South dialect is still
alive). In this book he tried to summarize up his observations, just
as he did it in his first book about the Kazak language. There are
useful information about the TAM (Tense-Mood-Aspect) categories of
verb morphology, auxiliary verb formations and numerous examples to
illustrate them. These aspects help to understand Kyrgyz literature
and colloquial speech as well. The phonology part explains the main
phonetic rules that can be observed only in spoken Kyrgyz.
Lingfield(s): Language Description
Subject Language(s): Uzbek, Northern (Language Code: UZB)

Written In: English (Language Code: English)

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