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Etymological Dictionary of the Altaic Languages

@inproceedings{Glumov2003EtymologicalDO,
  title={Etymological Dictionary of the Altaic Languages},
  author={V. Glumov and A. Dybo and O. Mudrak and S. Starostin},
  year={2003}
}
This comparative and etymological dictionary of the more than fifty languages traditionally classified as Altaic is arguably the most comprehensive, systematic work as yet on the subject. Subdivided into five branches: Turkic, Mongolian, Tungus-Manchu, Korean and Japanese, it deals with the entire Altaic family. The introduction contains a detailed account of the phonetic correspondences between Altaic languages, as well as their morphological and lexical characteristics. The body of the… Expand
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a) voiced *d-, *g- > *t-, *k-; b) *ĺ, *ŕ > *š, *z; c) long vowels and diphthongs disappeared
  • The most obvious criterion here is b), since the correspondences Turk. *ĺ (>š) : Mong. s and Turk. *ŕ (>z): Mong. z, ǯ, s only occur within this layer of loanwords
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