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Title: Karachay
Written By: Steve Seegmiller
URL: http://home.t-online.de/home/LINCOM.EUROPA/new1.ht
Series Title: Languages of the World/Materials 109
Description:

Karachay-Balkar is a Turkic language spoken in the North Caucasus by approximately 200,000 speakers and by approximately 30,000 more speakers living in Turkey, Western Europe, and the United States. This work provides a linguistic overview of the Karachay dialect of Karachay-Balkar. It consists of a detailed description of the phonological system and the inflectional morphology as well as a necessarily briefer description of the main syntactic features of the language. Also included are several short texts with interlinear translations and a glossary. This is the first description of Karachay to appear in English.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Morphology
Semantics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Karachay-Balkar
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3895860212
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 60pp.
Prices: USD 31.75 / DM 49.30 / \\163 18