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Altaic



THE ALTAIC HYPOTHESIS holds that there is an Altaic language family which consists minimally of the following branches: Turkic, Mongolic, Tungusic. These languages are of the SOV type, are agglutinative and share morphological harmony.
--Reinhard F. Hahn, LINGUIST 5.908


ARGUMENTS AGAINST THE HYPOTHESIS are mostly based upon criteria used in Indo-European research. The main weaknesses of the AH as alleged by the anti-Altaicists are:

--Reinhard F. Hahn, LINGUIST 5.908



LINGUIST DISCUSSION ON ALTAIC

LINGUIST DISCUSSION ON THE COMPARATIVE METHOD