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  Altaic Language Family
The Altaic language family derives its name from the Altai Mountain region from whence it is believed these languages had originated.
Speakers of Altaic languages stretch from northeastern Siberia to the Persian Gulf, and from the Baltic Sea to China, with the bulk clustering around central Asia.
The relationships among these languages remain a matter of debate among historical linguists, and the existence of the Altaic language family continues to be a matter of controversy.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/march/AltaicLanguageFamily.html   (218 words)

However, even the custodians of the Russian language have concerns that the use of their language is declining, particularly in the CIS countries.
Among the 11 languages identified by "Ethnologue" as "endangered" is Southern Yukaghir, a language spoken in northeastern Siberia.
Tuvin is the language of instruction in 80 percent of elementary and high schools, according to Borgoiakova.
www.rferl.org /reports/rpw/2005/08/28-090805.asp   (5474 words)

 Turkic languages
Turkic languages are a group of closely related languages that are used by a variety of people distributed in a vast area from Eastern Europe to Siberia and Western China.
Turkic languages are agglutinative and also have special phonetic feature called synharmonism.
Various elements have passed to Turkic languages especially from Chinese, Persian and Arabic languages and various elements from Turkic languages have been carried as far as Southeastern Asia, Northernmost territories of Russia and even Northern America.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/tu/Turkic_language.html   (114 words)

 Turkic Branch of the Altaic Language Family
Turkic languages are a group of closely related languages spoken by people spread across a vast area from Eastern Europe to Siberia and Western China.
Languages spoken on the territory of the former Soviet Union have a large number of Russian loanwords.
All languages in this group are considered to be Category II in terms of difficulty for speakers of English.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/march/TurkicBranch.html   (195 words)

 About the Elvish Language - The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ Forums
In discussing the languages Tolkien invented, it is necessary to consider two aspects: their "primary world" history, namely their literal development by Tolkien as a linguist, and their "secondary world" history, namely their imagined historical development in the history of Middle-earth.
Tolkien was a professor of language and as such he had a vast history with the languages and dialects of various European cultures.
Remember, language is a complex beast composed of phonemic units functioning within phonological rulesets which are employed to construct morphemes which undergo morphological variations in order to supply the necessary elements needed to fulfil the syntactical rules under which the language functions.
lotro.turbine.com /forums/showthread.php?t=1972   (1594 words)

 Institute for Bible translation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The translator of Luke’s Gospel was Aleftina Zhukova of the Gertzen Institute in St Petersburg, a well-known specialist in the languages of Kamchatka; the philological editor was Valentina Dedik, teacher at the Pedagogical Institute in Palana.
The language is the soul of the people, an important part of their world view and culture, their special connection with the world around.
A text in the language of their forefathers, even if this language is no longer used so much, will be accepted in a completely different way than if it were in any other language.
ibt.org.ru /english/info/info_news_en.htm   (4612 words)

 Turkic languages (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Turkic languages are a group of closely related languages that are spoken by a variety of people distributed across a vast area from Eastern Europe to Siberia and Western China.
The Turkic languages are considered by some linguists to be part of the Altaic language family.
Turkic languages are agglutinative and exhibit phonological vowel harmony.
turkic-languages.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (261 words)

 Ethnologue: Russia, Asia
Russian is used as the second language by all except older people as a contact language, for literature, and urban professional and cultural life.
Dolgan is the contact language on the Tajmyr Peninsula, and is spoken also by Evenki, Nganasan, and long-term Russian residents.
Torgon is the basis of the literary language.
www.christusrex.org /www3/ethno/RusA.html   (3296 words)

 Ethnologue report for language code:tyv
Central Tuvin, Western Tuvin, Northeastern Tuvin (Todzhin), Southeastern Tuvin, Tuba-Kizhi.
Speakers use Russian as second language, and Mongolian near the border.
Literacy rate in second language: In Halh Mongolian.
www.ethnologue.com /show_language.asp?code=tyv   (176 words)

 Russia & Mongolia - Johnson's Russia List 1-17-03
While the Khalkha Mongols, Buryats, Altaians, and Kalmyks are distinct ethnic groups with their own languages, they share the historical memory of the nomadic empire created by Genghis Khan.
In March 1958, under strong Soviet pressure, a compromise was finally reached: 2,000 square kilometers, one eighth of the area in dispute, was ceded to Mongolia.
Renewed tension on the ground in the border area led to violent incidents in the 1990s: in 1992-93 there were fights over disputed pastures between Tuvin and Mongol shepherds, in some cases with the capture of hostages and the use of firearms.
www.cdi.org /russia/Johnson/7022-10.cfm   (993 words)

 Language families, groups, subgroups of languages.
Languages spoken in Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad: Biu-Mandara, Masa, Hausa, Bole, Tangale, Angas, Yivom, Fyer, Ron, Bade, Duwai, Boghom, Guruntum, Zaar
Languages of the Andaman Islands in the gulf of Bengala
Language spoken in the Hunza valley, in Pakistan.
www.planetservices.it /english/language-family-groups.htm   (715 words)

 languagehat.com: September 2004 Archives
Bill Poser at Language Log has a wonderful post laying out the basics of historical linguistics that should be required reading for anyone even thinking about pontificating on the field, and it should be memorized by anyone actually working in it.
Let them write their querulous plaints about how everything is going to hell in a handbasket if they must, but languages are (as always) in the hands of those who use them, and prosper best when they benefit from the attentions of writers who use them particularly well, by which I do not mean academicians.
When people with no common language are thrown into contact, they often develop an ad hoc language known to linguists as a pidgin, usually derived from one of the parent languages.
www.languagehat.com /archives/2004_09.php   (10001 words)

 IBT - Dec 5, 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The first published New Testaments in the Tuvin language arrived in the office of Institute for Bible Translation on November 30, 2001.
The Tuvin translators happened to be working in IBT's Moscow office when the first printed copies of this new translation arrived.
The Tuvin language belongs to the Turkic language group, and Siberian Shamanism along with Tibetan Buddhism are the main religions of the Tuvin people.
www.ibtnet.org /latest_news/011205_tuvinNT.html   (236 words)

 PC(USA) - International Evangelism - Unreached People Groups
The first 100 Surma people were baptized in just the past few years, and it is imperative to provide these new believers with scriptures as they seek to establish a permanent, indigenous church.
When the Suri learn to read their own language, they will also be able to read the Bible that is currently being translated.
Funds are needed for long trip expenses and lodging of the translators during summer months when most of the campers move south, and for purchasing a new computer, paper and ink.
www.pcusa.org /evangelism/international/giving-unreached.htm   (649 words)

 Gospel of Mark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The translation of Gospel of Mark into the Tuvin language belongs to the Tuvin corpus located at the University of Helsinki Language Corpus Server.
The LENCA-project is a general framework for adapting electronic linguistic data from languages spoken in Europe and North and Central Asia.
Tuvin is a Turkic language, which belongs to the The Sayan Turkic languages.
www.ling.helsinki.fi /uhlcs/metadata/corpus-metadata/turkic-lgs/tuvin/Tuvin-Gospel-of-Mark.imdi   (378 words)

 Adopt A People
In 1997, the premiere of the Tuvin JESUS Film was an exciting day in the history of the Tuvin culture.
The goal of the two film teams Cedar Springs supports is to give every Tuvin the opportunity to see the film and respond to the gospel by the end of the year 2002.
The reason the church became so interested in the Tuvins is because they trusted in the integrity of the U.S. Center for World Mission which gave the church the Tuvin name.
www.adopt-a-people.org /stories/people4.html   (926 words)

 languagehat.com: CHESS WORDS.
Words for chess queen in European languages are generally feminine, with a few exception.
And the languages are arranged more or less by family (though Finnish takes pride of place), so that you can compare, say, all the Turkic names; surprisingly, the words for 'rook' vary tremendously: Turkish kale, Azerbaijani top, Uzbek ruh, Tatar lad'ja (borrowed from Russian), Chuvash tura, Tuvin terge.
Slon is also called "officer" [bishop], which sort of corresponds to the "flagbearer" and "leader on the battlefield" in other languages.
www.languagehat.com /archives/001543.php   (826 words)

 Tuvan language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is spoken by around 200,000 people in the Republic of Tuva in south-central Siberia.
There are small diaspora groups of Tuvan people that speak distinct dialects of Tuvan in the People's Republic of China and in Mongolia.
Auxiliary verbs are also used to modify the verb.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tuvan_language   (440 words)

 BCCN: Hostile conditions in Middle East and Central Asia
The Tuvin are a group of about 250,000 people between Mongolia and Russia, International Russian Radio/TV said.
Their traditional religion is Buddhism, and they didn't know anything about Christianity until recently when the Jesus film was dubbed into their language and shown, a Tuvin worker with the ministry said.
A version in the Russian language produced more than a million letters of response in four weeks, in 1991.
www.canadianchristianity.com /cgi-bin/bc.cgi?bc/bccn/0699/hostile   (570 words)

 Search OLAC Archives - Southern
The Open Language Archives Community is dedicated to collecting information about language resources and making it available from a single search.
Spoken at junction of Tawi, Kapau and Yanuta rivers, Gulf Province, PNG (Papuan language)..
Sub-phylum of Papuan language spoken north, south and west of Mendi township..
www.language-archives.org /tools/search/?query=Southern   (669 words)

 m to z On-line language recordings you can listen to now - List 1 - EveryTongue.com
(Language name, population and Ethno-code from SIL International, www.ethnologue.com)
Below are languages in countries that begin with M through Z. Click here
Hokkien, a dialect of Chinese, Min Nan language
www.everytongue.com /list1-on-line-recordings-m-to-z.htm   (163 words)

 LINGUIST List 13.2562: Language Description: Harrison & Anderson
The lexicon of Tuvan is charcterized by a larger number of Mongolianloans than in other Turkic languages of southern Siberia.
There are also a number of loans in Tuvan from Chinese, Tibetan, and even Sanskrit, though usually through a Mongolian intermediary; these words are predominantly in the religious or political spheres, or refer to cultural items diffused from those areas.
Finally there are a small number of words in Tuvan from other, now extinct (and in part assimilated to Tuvan linguistically), languages belonging to the Yeniseian and Samoyed families.
www.ling.ed.ac.uk /linguist/issues/13/13-2562.html   (302 words)

 Mission Frontiers
The goal of the two film teams Cedar Springs supports is to give every Tuvin the opportunity to see Jesus and respond to the Gospel by the end of the year 2002, and so far the project has helped to plant churches in twelve Tuvin cities.
The Tuvins, who were once unknown to most of the Christian world, have become quite famous lately.
The Tuvins were also seen on television by millions worldwide as they were represented in the Pasadena Rose Parade, New Years Day 2000.
www.missionfrontiers.org /2000/03/cedarspr.htm   (1013 words)

 Malknarh Babel Text - Langmaker
Tuvin nir%26#353;arit šul pe yerwezi otrosilo i turo pre psunomi niruomuñêm.
Tuvin niromuñ "Psunomi el fenik i ta elo maknaso uno, i ta šiborakom.
Tuvin niradhir psunomum sans Serakus, i veam nirmima areño otrosilo.
www.langmaker.com /db/Bbl_malknarh.htm   (122 words)

 Special Report 28, Siberia -- February 2002 #12
Teelekechi Bichik, acting bishop and leader of the Pentecostal Church in the town of Shagonar was speaking to Alexei Bulatov, Director of the Siberian Branch of the Bible Society in Russia, about the challenges faced by pastors in the Tuva Republic.
Until late last year, only a very limited number of Bible Portions were available in Tuvin, and many pastors were forced to read the Russian Bible to their congregations and translate it as they went along.
A few months after the pastors’ conference the Tuvin New Testament was published as a joint project by UBS and the Institute for Bible Translation (IBT) (see related feature).
www.biblesociety.org /sr_28/sr28_12.htm   (635 words)

 Etymologie, Étymologie, Etymology - MN Mongolei - Sprache, Langue, Language
ethnologue - Korean - Language of MN (E3)(L1) http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=kor
ethnologue - Northern Chinese - Language of MN (E3)(L1) http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=cmn
ethnologue - Northern Mongolian - Language of MN (E3)(L1) http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=bxm
www.etymologie.info /~e/m_/mn-sprach.html   (1050 words)

 Developer Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Microsoft uses the standard language system tag names defined in the Windows Natural Language Support API document (called NLSAPI.doc), in Appendix A: Locales and Language ID's.
All tags are 4-byte character strings composed of a limited set of ASCII characters in the 0x20-0x7E range.
If a language system tag consists of three or less lowercase letters, the letters are followed by the requisite number of spaces (0x20), each consisting of a single byte.
partners.adobe.com /public/developer/opentype/index_tag2.html   (139 words)

 Special Report 28, Siberia -- February 2002 #13
And it is one that this 29-year-old former Buddhist is determined to achieve, having undergone a difficult journey to Christianity and the peace found in God’s Word.
Her old superstitions were still strong, however, and when a bird tapped on her window one day, she took it as a bad omen.
And although she sometimes found it difficult to understand the Russian Bible because it was her second language, she says she found “a fullness and a joy” in God’s Word.
www.biblesociety.org /sr_28/sr28_13.htm   (987 words)

 The Unreached Peoples Prayer Profiles
Because the Tuvinian, like other Russian settlers, left their home territories in the Soviet Union many years ago and immigrated to Mongolia; their present "national" status is disputed.
Some Tuvinian clans in Mongolia have maintained their native language, ethnic background, and traditional culture.
Their original language, Tuvin, contains many Mongolian words and uses the Cyrillic script.
kcm.co.kr /bethany_eng/p_code2/924.html   (768 words)

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