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Title: The Phonology of Mongolian
Written By: Jan-Olof Svantesson
Anna Tsendina
Anastasia Karlsson
Vivan Franzin
URL: http://www.us.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Linguistics/PhoneticsPhonology/~~/dmlldz11c2EmY2k9O
Series Title: The Phonology of the World's Languages
Description:

The FIRST comprehensive description of the phonology and phonetics of
Standard Mongolian.
This book provides (a) the first comprehensive description of the
phonology and phonetics of Standard Mongolian, known as the Halh (Khalkha)
dialect and spoken in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of the Republic of
Mongolia; and (b) the first account in any language of the historical
phonology of the Mongolian group of languages. The synchronic phonology is
based on data collected by the authors and on their own phonological
analyses. The historical phonology is based on their research on the Halh,
on published Chinese and Mongolian sources for the modern Mongolic
languages, and on their reconstruction of Old Mongolian from the medieval
written sources.

Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
Contents
Abbreviations and symbols
Transcription
Introduction
Notes to the Introduction
1. Vowels
2. Consonants
3. Phonemes
4. Writing Systems
5. Phonological Processes
6. Syllabification and Epenthesis
7. Prosody
8. Old Mongolian
9. The Mongolic Languages
10. Development of the Modern Mongolic Languages
References
Index of Old Mongolian Words
General Index

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Subject Language(s): Mongolian, Classical
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199260176
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 336
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