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  Written languages: Ossetic, Pashto,
Ossetic language is used as a language of oral communication, mainly as family and community languages in rural communities.
Ossetic language is rather vital; in rural areas Ossetic is mostly usedin it local form: Iron or Digor.
Ossetic language // The Fundamentals of the Iranian Linguistics.
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  Ossetic language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Ossetic or Ossetian (in Ossetic: Ирон ӕвзаг, Iron ævzag or Иронау, Ironau) is a language spoken in Ossetia, a region on the slopes of the Caucasus mountains on the borders of Russia and Georgia.
A third dialect of Ossetic, Jassic, was formerly spoken in Hungary.
Ossetic is taught in secondary schools for all pupils.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ossetic_language   (1090 words)

Ossetic or Ossetian (Ossetic: - æ-, Iron ævzhag or, Ironau, Persian:) is an Iranian language spoken in Ossetia, a region on the slopes of the Caucasus mountains on the borders of Russia and Georgia.
Ossetic is the spoken and literary language of the Ossetes, a people living in the central part of the Caucasus and constituting the basic population of the North-Ossetic ASSR, which belongs to the Russian Federation, and of the South-Ossetic Autonomous Oblast which belongs to the Georgian Republic.
Ossetic is the sole survivor of the northeastern branch of Iranian languages known as Scythian.
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Ossetic Genealogy The Ossetic language took its name from the Oss ethnonym that was given to Ir(on) people by their neighbours in Georgia.
The Ossetic language is studied in the North Ossetia Republic (Alaniya): Institute for Humanities, and Ossetic language Department of the North-Ossetic University at Vladicaucas.
Ossetic language // The Fundamentals of the Iranian Linguistics.
www.aber.ac.uk /~merwww/general/papers/mercSym_03-04-08/dodykh.doc   (3490 words)

 India, Indian States, India States, Indian hotels, Indian News and Indian Tourism, India Travel
Unusually for an Indo-European language, Punjabi is tonal; the tones arose as a reinterpretation of different consonant series in terms of pitch.
Punjabi is the official language of the Indian state of Punjab and the shared state capital Chandigarh.
Punjabi is the preferred language of the Sikhs, as some of their religious literature is written in it.
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Abaev, "Ocherk raskhozdeni¥ ironskogo i digorskogo dialektov" (A sketch of the differences between the Iron and the Digor dialects) in Osetinski¥ yazyk i fol'klor (Ossetic language and folklore) I, Moscow and Leningrad, 1949, pp.
Idem, Istoriko-etimologicheski¥ slovar' osetinskogo yazyka (A historical-etymological dictionary of the Ossetic language), 4 vols., Moscow and Leningrad, 1958-89.
Isaev, Digorski¥ dialekt ozetinskogo yazyka (The Digor dialect of the Ossetic language), Moscow, 1966.
www.iranica.com /articles/v7/v7f4/v7f444.html   (989 words)

 Arsen Kotsoyev - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arsen Kotsoyev (Ossetian Коцойты Арсен) (January 15, 1872 - February 4, 1944) is one of the founders of Ossetic prose, who had a large influence in the formation of the modern Ossetic language and its functional styles.
He participated in all of the first Ossetic periodicals, and was one of the most notable Ossetian publicists.
Though he was raised in the Ossetian countryside, because of his strong education, Kotsoyev knew the Russian language well enough to enable him to proofread a Russian language newspaper.
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 Ossetic language
Ossetic or Ossetian is a language spoken on the slopes of the Caucasus Mountains on the borders of Russia and Georgia.
Ossetian speakers number about 500,000, 60 percent of whom live in Alania, and 15 percent in South Ossetia.
Ossetian is an eastern Iranian language, the only one of any consequence spoken in the Caucasus.
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 Ossetic Language - (CAIS)
An Eastern-Iranian language spoken in the northern Caucasus by the Ossetes.
Iron is spoken by the majority of Ossetic speakers and is the basis of the literary language.
Ossetic is the modern descendant of the language of the ancient Alani, a Sarmatian people, and the medieval As.
www.cais-soas.com /cais/Languages/ossetic.htm   (172 words)

 Ossetic language: grammar, vocabularies, courses, information, links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Iranian language spoken on the slopes of the
Iranian languages with a sizeable community of speakers in the Caucasus.
It is descended from the language of the
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 Languages of the World
The label language isolate is used for a language that is the only representative of a language family, as Basque or the extinct Sumerian language; the presumptive but unknown sister languages of isolates are dead and unrecorded.
The languages of seven of the nine extant branches of the Indo-European language family are spoken in Europe.
Dialects of two languages in the Indo-Iranian branch of Indo-European also are or were spoken in Europe: the Jassic dialect of Ossetic, an Iranian language, formerly spoken in Hungary; and the European dialects of Romany, which was spread by Gypsies throughout Europe and into America.
www.ling.hawaii.edu /faculty/stampe/Linguistics/lgsworld.html   (1332 words)

An Indo-European language derived from ancient Scythian, Sarmatian and Alanian dialects, Ossetic was first mentioned 2,500 years ago by the Greek historian Herodotus in his description of the Scythian tribes.
The suppression of the national language reached a climax in the early 1980s when Vladimir Odintsov, an ethic Russian, was appointed head of the government in Vladikavkaz.
Although the republic's constitution cites Ossetic and Russian as the two official languages, it is far from being the lingua franca of the bureaucratic machine.
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 Ossetic language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Ossetic uses two dialects (Digor and Iron): Digor is spoken in northwestern Ossetia, Iron - in northeastern and southern Ossetia.
The language is a remnant of the ancient peoples of the South Russian steppes: nomadic tribes of Scythians, Sarmatians, Alans, Sacians and Massagetians who used to migrate over the region since the 1st millennium BC.
Ossetic is unique among Iranian languages for its lengthy contacts with Baltic and Slavic tongues in the prehistoric times and with the languages of the Caucasus (Ingush, Chechen, Kabardinian, Dagestani) in modern times.
language.babaev.net /tree/iran/ossetic.html   (278 words)

 Abkhazian Language and its place in the Caucasian Family of Languages
The Abkhazian language - is the native language of Abkhazians, which live in Republic of Abkhazia and it is also spoken in many countries of the world /Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Germany, USA and others/ by the descendants of makhadgers, which were exiled by force from Abkhazia in 19 century.
The peculiarity of the Abkhazo-Adygian languages is the presence of the whistling and hissing spirants and affricates.
In the Abkhazian language the postpositions and preverbs are used instead of prepositions in verbs.
www.kapba.de /Language2.html   (2680 words)

 Iranica.com - ABAEV, Vasili¥ Ivanovich
The fact that Ossetic wacajrag "prisoner" is cognate with Persian ba@za@r "bazaar" directly reflects the social conditions of a slaveholding society, where prisoners of war could be sold from a marketplace.
The beginning of the modern period is marked by the Mongol invasion, when most Alani were massacred or assimilated and their so-called "potential of prestige" drastically dropped: instead of being mainly the source of borrowings, the Ossetic language accepts loanwords from its Caucasian neighbors.
Secondly, it was anti-lexicalist, in that it focused on the study of grammatical structure at the expense of vocabulary.
www.iranica.com /articles/supp4/Abaev.html   (4537 words)

 Indo-Iranian Languages
This language is primarily spoken in the region of Gujarat in northwestern India, near the Pakistani border.
This language is the official language of Bangladesh, with a population of roughly half the United States, and it is also spoken in northeast India near Bangladesh, including the city of Calcutta.
This is the language spoken by the inhabitants of the well-known region of Punjab, in northwest India.
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Language capability will be recorded on the DD Form 1966 series (Record of Military Processing Armed Forces of the United States) on page 1 and in the "remarks" section.
General Language testing is given to Army members who have received foreign language training at Government expense, who claim knowledge of a foreign language as a result of civilian education, residence in a foreign country, or family usage, or whose records indicate previous language study.
These personnel, trained in a foreign language in preparation for a specific assignment, continue to be identified as linguist assets after their initial use and are routinely considered for subsequent linguist assignments.
www.fas.org /irp/doddir/army/ar611-6.htm   (11791 words)

 World Report 394 — July 2005 #10
During the Communist era, speakers of minority languages were often marginalised and sometimes forced to assimilate with larger language groups.
Ossetic is the only language spoken in the northern Caucasus which belongs to the Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family.
Other languages of the Russian Federation in which the Bible Society is leading translation projects include Yakut (444,000 speakers), Altai (73,000 speakers), Chuvash (two million speakers, see World Report 393/1) and Kreshen (300,000 speakers, see World Report 359/12 and 363/25).
www.biblesociety.org /wr_394/394_10.htm   (1333 words)

 The Ossetians' Kinsmen Abroad. Hungary.
The Hungarian Alans spoke Ossetic -Alanian Language up until the time of the Turkish occupation of Hungary, lasting from the 13-th till the 15-th century.
The preserved linguistic materials appertaining to the Jaszy are freely understood by the modern speakers of Ossetic.
In spite of their having lost the Ossetic language, the Hungarian Alans have preserved their national consciousness and show great interest for life of their kinsmen in the Caucasus.
southosetia.euro.ru /en_hunga.html   (596 words)

 Prehistoric Art (Virtual Museum)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
From the modern languages the Ossetic language is the closest to the Scythian one.
By their appearance, clearly seen on the objects, shown here (the pectoral from Tolstaya Mogila, vessels from Kul-Oba burial and from one of the Chasty burials etc), as well as by numerous determinations of the skulls from excavated burials Scythians, undoubtedly, were Europeoids.
Nomadic tribes close to Scythians in language and culture occupied a vast territory - the steppe belt from the Don to Pribaikalye, including foothills and mountain valleys of the Tien Shan, Pamir, Hindu Kush, Altai and Sayans.
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 Iranian languages - TheBestLinks.com - Persid, Afghanistan, Persian language, Indo-Iranian languages, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Iranian languages are a part of the Indo European language family.
The Iranian language group is part of the larger Indo-Iranian language subfamily, and accounts for some of the oldest recorded Indo-European languages.
Indo-Iranian languages originated around modern Afghanistan, and split into the Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Dardic, and Nuristani language groups as the speakers of proto-Indo-Iranian moved west, east, and south.
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 LeftSnow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Eastern Iranian language spoken in the northern Caucasus by the Ossetes.
The majority of the Ossetes speak Iron, which is the basis of the literary language now written in the Cyrillic alphabet.
Ossetic is the modern descendant of the language of the ancient Alani, a Sarmatian people, and the
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Herodotus speaks about Sarmatian language as the spoiled Scythian, hence, one ought to be supposed that the languages of Scythians and Sarmats were to some extent similar one to another.
And, second, Ossetic language is very far from language of Scythians-Bulgars (Scythians-Kurds, which language has the same origin as Ossetic, remained on the right bank of the Dniepr).
Considering the facts of language coincidence of the Hungarian and Chuvash languages, one can come to the conclusion that there will be hardly other pair languages of different language families in the world which would have such same similarity one with another as these two languages.
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 Iranian Language Family
Middle Persian was initially the language of the province of Pars (Persia), and a development of the Old Persian of the Achaemenid royal inscriptions or one of its close dialects.
It was also taken as the language of artistic expression and science by the population of Central Asia and Muslim inhabitants of China, as well as the aristocratic classes of Ottoman Turkey.
and Sivandi in Iran, Ossetic in Caucasia, Yaghnobi in Tajikistan, and Kumzari in Oman.
www.iranologie.com /history/ilf.html   (2828 words)

 Minority languages of Russia on the Net - Ossetian language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Ossetian (Ossetic) language - one of the Indoeuropean languages (Iranian group).
The Ossetian written language exists since the end of the 18th century, short epigraphs remain from earlier times.
The literary language is founded on the Iron dialect.
www.peoples.org.ru /eng_oset.html   (225 words)

 Ossetians - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Ossetians, people descended from the ancient Alans, who speak Ossetic, a language of the Iranian branch of the subfamily of Indo-Iranian languages....
The Indo-Iranian languages are generally divided into an Iranian branch; an Indic, or Indo-Aryan, branch; and an Unclassified group of two languages....
Serious internal strife has plagued Georgia since the last years of the USSR.
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