A Sketch of the Earliest Mongolic Language: the Brāhmī Bugut and Khüis Tolgoi Inscriptions

@article{Vovin2019ASO,
  title={A Sketch of the Earliest Mongolic Language: the Brāhmī Bugut and Kh{\"u}is Tolgoi Inscriptions},
  author={Alexander Vovin},
  journal={International Journal of Eurasian Linguistics},
  year={2019}
}
  • A. Vovin
  • Published 18 June 2019
  • History
  • International Journal of Eurasian Linguistics
The present article deals with the earliest known sources on a Mongolic language discovered in 2014 by the international team Dieter Maue (Germany), Mehmet Ölmez (Turkey), Étienne de La Vaissière and Alexander Vovin (both France) on two inscriptions. The importance of this discovery is three-fold: first, it gives us a glimpse of the earliest Mongolic language, predating by more than six hundred years the hitherto known earliest monument in a Mongolic language; second, in spite of the fact that… 
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