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 Languages & Writing Systems - Crystalinks
Language is an ever evolving process on planet Earth varying from culture to culture and place to place depending on the needs of the civilization that existed at that timeline.
Language is a system of conventional spoken or written symbols by means of which human beings, as members of a social group and participants in its culture, communicate.
The languages of North Asia are those spoken from the Arctic Ocean on the north to South Asia and China on the south and from the Caspian Sea and Ural Mountains in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east.
www.crystalinks.com /languages.html   (2691 words)

  
 IL&S: Sogdian Language & Scripts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Herodotus lists Sogdiana in a list of nations subject to the Achamaenid kings, and according to other Greek sources, the limits of Sogdiana are the Oxus river in the south and the Jaxartes in the north.
This language is considered one of the most important of the eastern Iranian languages due to its significance as a vehicle of culture, literature, and commerce.
The territory of Sogdian language bordered on the area of Persian speech in the west and extending the walls of China in the east.
iranianlanguages.com /midiranian/sogdian.htm   (626 words)

  
 LoLA: Preliminary List of Languages and Linguistic Groups in Los Angeles
Some languages with a limited number of speakers and/or not described by previous investigators are not identified individually, but are put together with an indication of a general linguistic group as a common label.
The interference with the Church Slavonic as a sacred language.
The mixture of languages and the elements of the Korean-English pidgin.
www.humnet.ucla.edu /languagesofla/lolalangs.htm   (2000 words)

  
 EASTERN IRANIAN LANGUAGES
EASTERN IRANIAN LANGUAGES, term used to refer to a group of Iranian languages most of which are or were spoken in lands to the east of the present state of Persia.
Thus Ossetic, an Eastern Iranian language, is spoken in the Caucasus, further west than many Western Iranian languages, while Baluchi (q.v.), a North-Western Iranian language, is spoken chiefly in Pakistan, in the south-eastern corner of the Iranophone area.
While Western Middle Iranian is represented by Middle Persian and Parthian, the chief Eastern Middle Iranian languages are Khotanese (with the closely related Tumshuqese), Sogdian, Chorasmian, and Bactrian, to which one may add the remnants of such languages as Sarmatian and Alanic (R. Bielmeier in Schmitt, pp.
www.iranica.com /articles/v7/v7f6/v7f659.html   (1336 words)

  
 Persian
Iranian languages are applied to a group of inter-related languages which only from linguistic point of view, share common characteristics, and not in terms of geographical and political borders.
Text: The term "Iran" is derived from three separate words throughout the history of the Farsi language: From the middle Farsi word `Eran'; from the ancient Farsi word `Ariya', and from the Avesta Farsi word `Airya', which itself is derived from the ancient Persian word `Arya'.
It comes from the adjective `ariya - raman' IRANIAN LANGUAGE Iranian languages are applied to a group of inter-related languages which only from linguistic point of view, share common characteristics, and not in terms of geographical and political borders.
imp.lss.wisc.edu /~aoliai/languagepage/iranianlanguages.htm   (388 words)

  
 Vaal Triangle Info Encylopedia - Iran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Iranian Prophet Zoroaster is considered by numerous scholars as the founder of the earliest religion based on revealed scripture.
However, the Iranian languages and their various dialects (est.150-200 million speakers) exceed the Iranian borders and are spoken throughout western China, southern Russia, and eastern Turkey.
Iranian culture was long the predominant culture of the Middle East, with Persian considered the language of intellectuals during much of the second millennium A.D. Nearly all philosophical, scientific, or literary work of the Islamic empires was written in or translated to Persian as well as Arabic.
www.vaaltriangleinfo.co.za /wiki/?title=Iran   (7390 words)

  
 Iranian Languages and Literatures (CAIS)
Iranian (Aryan) languages are spoken in Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Arran (republic of Azerbaijan), Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, China, Turkmenistan, Georgia, Russia and other scattered areas of the Caucasus Mountains.
Old Iranian, which is closely related to Sanskrit is known from the Avesta (the sacred book of Zoroastrians) and from Old Persian cuneiform inscriptions of the Achaemenid Emperors.
All Iranian languages currently spoken show a simplification of the earlier sound systems and a preference for the use of auxiliary verbs in place of the complex verb conjugations of the ancient Iranian languages.
www.cais-soas.com /CAIS/Languages/iranian_languages.htm   (180 words)

  
 Tajik language resources
Tajik is an offspring of the Persian language, and belongs - along with Afghanistan's Dari - to the Eastern dialects of Persian.
The language has diverged somewhat from Persian as spoken in Afghanistan and Iran, because of political borders and the influence of Russian, although a transcribed Tajik text is easily understood by a native Persian speaker of either Iran or Afghanistan.
The standard language is based on the north-western dialects of Tajik, which have been influenced by the neighbouring Uzbek language as a result of geographical proximity.
www.mongabay.com /indigenous_ethnicities/languages/languages/Tajik.html   (1259 words)

  
 Iranian languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This branch of languages is called 'Iranian' because its principal members, including Persian, have been spoken in an area centered around the Iranian plateau since ancient times.
The Ancient language of Azarbaijan by W.B. Henning
Iranian languages: Balochi • Kurdish • Ossetic • Pashto • Persian • Talysh • Tat • Zazaki
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Iranian_languages   (1280 words)

  
 Languages in the UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries , Reference Department, Davis Library
Many languages employ some version of the Roman alphabet which is used in English, although with occasional modified forms in order to accommodate sounds that do not appear in English.
Language dictionaries with a specific linguistic focus or on a special language topic might be cataloged somewhat differently.
There is a language lab on the lowest floor of Dey Hall, but its use is restricted to students enrolled in language classes.
www.lib.unc.edu /reference/hum/languages.html   (2488 words)

  
 List of languages spoken in Nepal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Khaling dialect is distinct from the Khaling language.
They call their language 'thieves language' because they think of it as a mixture of nearby languages.
However, the language is still very much alive in Sikkim where it is used as the language of instruction for primary education in some schools.
www.infoclub.com.np /nepal/detailsoflanguages.htm   (5354 words)

  
 Evertype: List of Language Lists
This file lists e-mail distribution lists devoted primarily to the linguistic study of individual languages and groups of languages (though a couple of others, in particular lists for language learners, have been included as well).
COMPARLINGAFRIC is opened to topics where comparative linguistics in African languages of the Sahel-Sahara zone are the subject of discussion, such as: Languages and language families of the Sahel-Sahara zone: (Mande, Chadic, Berber, Nilo-Saharan...); genetic relationships; the description of changes in the context of languages of oral tradition; linguistic changes and factors concerning language transformation.
Primarily a list focusing on Taiwan's language and language education reform, language activism, vernacular literature, cultural critique, and relevant issues (plus greeting and announcements).
www.evertype.com /langlist.html   (2386 words)

  
 ipedia.com: List of languages Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
More structured lists are also available: Language families and languages, ISO 639 List of languages by writing system, List of languages by tot...
Ethnologue lists about 6,800 main languages in its language name index (see the external link) and distinguishes about 41,000 alternate language names and dialects.
This list deals with particular languages, and includes only natural and constructed languages spoken by humans.
www.ipedia.com /list_of_languages.html   (203 words)

  
 Kamat's Potpourri: The Languages of India
Kannada -- A prominent Dravidian language spoken in the province of Karnataka.
Kutchi -- A language spoken in the Kutch region of Gujarat.
Tulu -- A spoken language prominently spoken in Dakshina Kannada and Udupidistricts on the west-coast.
www.kamat.com /indica/diversity/languages.htm   (970 words)

  
 The U of MT -- Mansfield Library LangFing Indo-Iranian pt. 3
You have reached the third page of Indo-Iranian languages, which is just one part of the "Language Finger" homepage, which is an index by language to the holdings of the Mansfield Library of The University of Montana.
The language belongs to the Dardic sub-branch of the Indic sub-branch of the Indo-Iranian sub-branch of the Indo-European branch of the Indo-Hittite family of languages.
Sinhalese is the official language of Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon).
www.lib.umt.edu /guide/lang/indirn3h.htm   (1537 words)

  
 Iran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Iranian budget deficits have been a chronic problem, in part due to large-scale State subsidies -- totaling some $7.25 billion per year -- including foodstuffs and especially gasoline.
Main article: Demographics of Iran The majority of Iran's people speak one of the Iranian languages, though only Persian is an official language.
Thus the Iranian considers himself the proud inheritor and guardian of an ancient sophisticated culture.
iran.area51.ipupdater.com   (2332 words)

  
 Slavic and Eastern Languages Collection - Boston College
The mainstay of the department remains its many courses in Russian language and culture, followed by a fairly even balance of courses in Slavic languages and culture, Chinese language and culture, Japanese language and culture, Celtic languages and culture, the English language (especially as a second language), and linguistics.
Some audiovisual materials dealing with language are bought for the library, but it is not an area of large emphasis because a language lab on campus also acquires audiovisual materials on language learning.
While many courses involve modern languages, the area of general linguistics studies languages over time and the antecedents of modern language, so that archaic languages and philology are required.
www.bc.edu /libraries/resources/collections/s-slaviceastern   (1168 words)

  
 I18N::LangTags::List - tags and names for human languages
The two-letter ISO 639-1 language codes are well known (as ``en'' for English), as are their forms when qualified by a country code (``en-US'').
Language tags that I judge to be not for general use, are bracketed.
Presumably the Philippine language Waray-Waray (Samareño), not the smaller Philippine language Waray Sorsogon, nor the extinct Australian language Waray.
cpan.uwinnipeg.ca /htdocs/I18N-LangTags/I18N/LangTags/List.html   (921 words)

  
 Jewish-Languages Mailing List: October 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The list is mostly "square script" except for the epigraphic and Samaritan sections.
This list of languages written in Hebrew is not yet complete: it does not include several central Iranian Jewish dialects (Kashani, Isfahani, Yazdi, and Kermani), Maltese in Hebrew, Genizah Latin in Hebrew, or Portuguese in Hebrew.
I assume that you are referring to the language known in Israel as Maroka'it, and not to Ladino.
www.jewish-languages.org /ml/200110.html   (3000 words)

  
 LINGUIST List 10.718: Languages in Contact   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hello; I would like to thank you all for your suggestions to my recent query regarding Languages in Contact bibliography; Below is a copy of my list.
Two other volumes on the Iranian languages will appear, as will one on the Dardic and Nuristani languages.
Volume 1 includes papers relating to the history of linguistics and phonology (both historical and synchronic), the second volume is devoted to historical morphology and syntax.
www.ling.ed.ac.uk /linguist/issues/10/10-718.html   (2241 words)

  
 Language Archives
The aim of a language documentation is to provide a comprehensive record of the linguistic practices characteristic of a given speech community.
This definition of the aim of a language documentation differs fundamentally from the aim of language descriptions: a language description aims at the record of A LANGUAGE, with "language" being understood as a system of abstract elements, constructions, and rules that constitute the invariant underlying structure of the utterances observable in a speech community.
Language and Popular Culture in Africa is an internet-based project which aims to document the expressions of popular language and culture in Africa.
www.ldc.upenn.edu /exploration/archives.html   (1241 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The World's Major Languages: Books: Bernard Comrie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Language Universals and Linguistic Typology: Syntax and Morphology by Bernard Comrie
Its best use would seem to be in an academic reference collection, for the scholar to dip into to refresh his or her memory of a language once studied, or to get a birds-eye view of a language not studied.
The articles, all written by specialists in the language in question, are excellent, the typeface is very pleasant, and the binding is highly durable, suitable for constant use.
www.amazon.com /Worlds-Major-Languages-Bernard-Comrie/dp/0195065115   (2107 words)

  
 List of kings of Persia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Their language was neither Semitic nor Aryan, and they were the geographic precursors of the Persian/Mede Empire that later appeared.
Some have offered evidence for a linguistic kinship between Elamite and the modern Dravidian languages of Southern India, but this is not universally accepted.
The recent archeological findings at Jiroft have uncovered an "independent, bronze age, civilization with its own architecture and language" that have led Some archeologists to speculate it to be the remains of the lost Aratta Kingdom.
list-of-kings-of-persia.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (735 words)

  
 The Iranian: Letters
Now as far as the name of the language goes, Persian is one of the five Iranian languages: Avestan, Old Persian, Pahlavi, Parthian, and Eastern Iranian.
The Sassanians then made it the official language and upon the Arab conquest, it became the only survivor of the Iranian languages.
So the language in its purer form was called Parsi and only the Arabs replaced the P with an F as they did many other words and it became Farsi which is only what the Arabs called our language, and now we let the world adopt it.
www.iranian.com /Letters/2000/May/persian2.html   (312 words)

  
 LINGUIST List 9.917: LSA,Uzbeck Dict,Indo-Iranian List,Mexican Langs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
If anyone would be interested in subscribing to, and participating in, a new list, devoted to Indo-Iranian linguistics i.e.
I personally, as an (apprentice) Indo-Iranist and Vedicist have always felt that such a list is missing.
Information on languages of Mexico The Mexico branch of SIL is pleased to announce the inauguration of its web site, which is found at http://www.sil.org/americas/mexico.
linguist.emich.edu /issues/9/9-917.html   (232 words)

  
 List of 75 Languages of Iran
Below is a list of 75 language groups as reported in the book 1998 Ethnologue.
Almost all of these groups can be considered Iranian in that they are located inside of Iran and many ethnic minority people are very proud to be Iranian.
Eastern Armenian is spoken in Armenia and its Turkish and Iranian borderlands; Western Armenian is spoken elsewhere.
www.everytongue.com /iran/all-languages.htm   (2896 words)

  
 Iranian Singles & Persian Dating Iranian Personals & Persian Singles Web Site Personals Online, iran iranian sexy zan ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
If a serious relationship is what you seek, Our Iranian Personals gives you the community and tools to make it happen.
To maintain fresh list of Iranian singles and pinpals, we have deleted all inactive users.
Welcome to Iranian Singles & Persian Dating Community for all our readers & members.Totally free service to Iranians of all walks of life with whole lot more.
www.iranian.ws /singles/?L=general.hotlist   (375 words)

  
 List of sign languages
List of sign languages currently spoken around the world.
The following is a list of the sign languages which are spoken around the world.
In total, the list contains 177 elements, which also includes the dialects of the most important languages and other sign systems.
www.sign-language.biz /sign/listsignlanguages.asp   (980 words)

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