Huge comparison of similar Turkish and Mongolian vocabulary

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Flag of Kalmykia.

I've been looking for something like this for a while now. I can't seem to get the encoding just right for umlauted characters on the page but besides that it's a really good find. The next thing to do I guess would be to compare them with other Turkic languages like Kazakh to see if there are even more similarities that can be found.

Here are two examples:
Turkish demir (iron) - Mongolian tömör. In Kazakh it's temir.
Turkish yön (direction) - Mongolian züg (or chig), Kazakh jak.
The list might be a good reference for worldlangers or auxlangers that want to have a bit more Altaic vocabulary. Don't forget that Mongolian is actually spoken not just in Mongolia and Inner Mongolia in China, but also in Kalmykia as Kalmyk.


Anonymous said...

Interesting. You have seen this page I suppose?

Have you looked at all at the Etymological Dictionary of Altaic languages they talk about? I'd be interested in knowing what you think.

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