Altay

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Notes

  • Altay is used to refer to two main groups of languages, northern and southern. Altay proper (southern) is closer to Kyrgyz, while the northern varieties appear to be closer to Lower Chulym, the Kondoma dialect of Shor, and some Siberian Tatar varieties. A full breakdown of dialects with their map references is given below:
  • The term Altay here refers to the standard literary dialect that is the official language of the Altai Republic. Other varieties are treated separately.

Writing System with Transcription

Аа (a)Бб (b)Вв (v)Гг (g)Дд (d)Јј (dʼ)Ее (e, ye)Ёё (yo)
Жж (ž)Зз (z)Ии (i)Іі (i)Йй (y)Кк (k)Лл (l)Мм (m)
Нн (n)Ҥҥ (ŋ)Оо (o)Ӧӧ (ö)Пп (p)Рр (r)Сс (s)Тт (t)
Уу (u)Ӱӱ (ü)Фф (f)Хх (x)Цц (ts)Чч (č)Шш (š)Щщ (šč)
ЪъЫы (ï)ЬьЭэ (e)Юю (yu)Яя (ya)
Several letters, including those without transcriptions noted, are found only in Russian loanwords.

References

Русско-алтайский словарь/Орус-алтай сӧзлик. 2015. Горно-Алтайск: Научно-исследовательский институт алтаистики им. С.С. Суразакова.

Баскаков, Н. А. 1958. Алтайский язык. Москва: Изд-во «Наука».

Altay
Approximate location of Altay speakers in Russia. Main dialect is labelled as 1.
Approximate location of Altay speakers in Russia. Main dialect is labelled as 1.
Native name:Altay tili
Alternate names:Oyrot
Family:Kyrgyz-Altay
Spoken in:Altai Republic, Altai Krai
Number of speakers:57,000
Writing system:Cyrillic
ISO 639-3 code:alt
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