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  Uralic languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The healthiest Uralic languages, in terms of the number of native speakers and national identity, are Estonian, Finnish, and Hungarian.
Uralic locative suffix exists in all Uralic languages in various cases, e.g., Hungarian superessive, Finnish essive, North Sami essive, Erzyan inessive, and Nenets locative.
Uralic lative suffix exists in various cases in many Uralic languages, e.g., Hungarian illative, Finnish lative, Erzyan illative, Komi approximative, and Northern Sami locative.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Uralic_languages   (1117 words)

 AllRefer.com - Uralic and Altaic languages (Language And Linguistics) - Encyclopedia
Uralic and Altaic languages[yooral´ik, altA´ik] Pronunciation Key, two groups of related languages thought by many scholars to form a single Ural-Altaic linguistic family.
Samoyede is the chief language of this subdivision.
In an agglutinative language, different linguistic elements, each of which exists separately and has a fixed meaning, are often joined to form one word.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/U/UralAlt.html   (598 words)

 Khanty Language
Structure of language is determined by the structure of the human mind, the universality of certain properties characteristic of language is evidence that at least this part of human nature is common to all members of the species, regardless of their race or class and their undoubted differences in intellect, personality and physical attributes
The Uralic languages spoken in Russia and minority Uralic languages in other countries are threatened by extinction as the native language competence in children and young people is increasingly low, they are mostly educated only in majority language (Russian, Norwegian, Lithuanian) and grow up in a predominantly mainstream environment.
All languages are intimately interlinked with the culture of their speakers, and all languages and cultures represent specific expressions of human thought and social organisation.
www.policy.hu /filtchenko/khanty_language.htm   (2053 words)

 ral-Altaic Languages
All of the Uralic languages have been shown to be related--the vocabulary and grammar of each member language can be examined in the light of correspondences such as that which obtains between Hungarian -d and Finnish -nt-.
The Samoyed languages are the easternmost representatives of Uralic.
Khalkha is the language of the Mongols of Mongolia, with its capital at Ulan Bator.
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 Uralic languages --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The third largest Uralic language in number of speakers, ranking after Hungarian and Finnish, it has two major dialects: Erzya, spoken in the eastern portion of Mordvinia and the surrounding territory; and Moksha, spoken in the west.
Finnish, Estonian, and Lapp are the best-known Finnic languages.
The language belongs to the Germanic group of the Indo-European language family and is similar to Danish and Swedish.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9109786   (778 words)

 FINLAND: Uralic Languge Family
Today the western Uralic and eastern Altaic languages, extend from Scandinavia, Hungary, and the Balkans in the south-west, to the easternmost reaches of the Amur and the island of Sakhalin, and from the Arctic Ocean to central Asia.
Hungarian is in the extreme south-west, and the Ob-Ugric languages, Vogul and Ostyak, are situated in the extreme north-east.
Uralic languages have, in course of their long histories, come into contact with many languages from other language families such as Turkic, Germanic, Baltic (an earlier form of Latvian and Lithuanian), and Slavic.
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 Endangered uralic minority cultures
In order to preserve the Uralic languages and culture, thereby enriching a developing Europe, the Assembly should urge the Russian Federation and the other countries where these are present to support these people’s languages, cultures and traditions, through education in their own mother tongues and through publications and mass media in their languages.
The Uralic peoples living as minorities in Russia are not presenting any demands that aspire to political change, but need support for their languages and cultures, several of which will probably become extinct without the support of official bodies such as the Council of Europe.
The Uralic languages are spoken in northern, eastern and central Europe and in Siberia.
assembly.coe.int /Documents/WorkingDocs/doc98/edoc8126.htm   (6020 words)

 Uralic and Altaic languages
Uralic and Altaic languages, two groups of related languages thought by many scholars to form a single Ural-Altaic linguistic family.
Turkish language - Turkish language, member of the Turkic subdivision of the Altaic subfamily of the Ural-Altaic...
Mongolian languages - Mongolian languages, group of languages forming a subdivision of the Altaic subfamily of the...
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 The Status as Indigenous Peoples in the Barents Region
The western branch of the Uralic languages (Saami-Finnic-Mordvin) was split in half, with Mordvin to the east of the division.
In any case, the internal relations within the Uralic family of languages transcend the division between agrarian and hunting societies: the nearest linguistic relatives of the hunting and reindeer-herding peoples are the agrarians, not the other hunters and reindeer-herders.
All of the Uralic peoples had a vivid costume tradition which set them apart from the Indo-European population up to the end of the pre-industrial society; a tradition which is still kept alive among the hunters and herders and which still functions as a national symbol for the other peoples.
www.hum.uit.no /a/trond/ipurdefe.html   (1341 words)

 Indo-Uralic languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Indo-Uralic is a hypothetical language family consisting of Indo-European and Uralic (and maybe further related languages).
The most common argument in favour of such a relationship is based on seemingly common elements of morphology, such as the pronominal roots *m- (first person) and *t- (second person), or the accusative case ending in *-m.
One problem in the research is that often it is assumed that similar words in Uralic and Indo-European languages are loans from IE to Uralic, even if this is not chronologically possible.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Uralo-Indo-European_languages   (163 words)

 Verb inflections (from Uralic languages) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The Uralic languages are spoken by more than 21 million people scattered throughout northeastern Europe, northern Asia, and (through immigration) North...
From their origins in East-Central Europe, the Slavic languages spread widely and are now spoken throughout most of the Balkans and Eastern Europe, parts of Central Europe, and the northern portion of Asia.
The Slavic languages are a group of related languages within the Indo-European family.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-74964?hook=604251   (776 words)

 The Uralic Language Family   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Uralic language family, to which Finnish belongs, consists of over 30 languages, which are spoken by approximately 23 million people.
The Uralic language areas are clustered on the north-east Baltic seaboard, and around rivers Ob, Yenisei, Pechora and Volga in Russia.
The Finno-Ugric languages are spoken in Finland, Northern Scandinavia, Estonia, certain parts of Russia and in Hungary and adjacent areas.
www.ddg.com /LIS/InfoDesignF97/paivir/finnish/uralic.html   (216 words)

 The distribution of the daughter languages (from Uralic languages) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The distribution of Uralic languages > Establishment of the family > The distribution of the daughter languages
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They—and a number of lesser-known languages and dialects—are all derived from medieval Latin dialects spoken in areas of Europe governed by the Roman Empire.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-74928   (765 words)

 FINLAND AND RELATED PEOPLE: Finno-Ugric, WWII, Maps, Culture, Language
The Uralic Family Home Page is based on historical evidence of the Uralic people living within and outside the Russian Federation.
Language and character of the original people have been preserved to a great extent, and it is a well-known fact that Finnish Language is like an ice-box in the sense that many archaic structures have been preserved.
In this regard, I believe that it is partly the language that preserves certain aspects of the Finno-Ugric character by structuring thought.
peacecountry0.tripod.com   (917 words)

 Evertype: The Alphabets of Europe
The exclusion of such languages from this report is not intended to imply any bias whatsoever against such “immigrant” languages or their speakers.
For each language, first the name of the language is given in English, followed by the original name of the language in its natural spelling, with a transliteration into Latin letters in parentheses where the original language does not use the Latin script.
In some cases, especially in the case of the “lesser-used” languages, this information may have been inferred from the preferred quotation marks used by a “dominant” language in the area in which the “lesser-used” language is found.
www.evertype.com /alphabets   (3504 words)

 Assembly Promotes Safeguard of Endangered Uralic Languages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Russian constitution and the new linguistic laws in several republics support national languages and recognise their parity with Russia, but under the current difficult socio-economic conditions the State is unable to provide enough resources to implement these provisions.
The resolution adopted unanimously by the Assembly proposes that children in towns and in the countryside be taught their mother tongue, firstly in junior schools, and then gradually in classes for older children.
Referring to previous recommendations on Gypsies in Europe, Yiddish culture and Aroumanian language and culture, the Assembly said the Uralic peoples should benefit from the work of the research centre for dispersed minority cultures, whose task it was to preserve cultural heritage.
press.coe.int /cp/98/644a(98).htm   (347 words)

 The U of MT -- Mansfield Library LangFing Uralic
You have reached the Uralic Languages page, 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.
Hungarian is the language of the country of Hungary, and is written in the Latin alphabet.
Korean is the national language of the countries of both North and South Korea.
www.lib.umt.edu /guide/lang/uraliclh.htm   (2447 words)

 Uralic & Altaic
Dular, Osor, and Cog, A Classified Vocabulary of the Evenki Language, Tokyo: Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Forein Studies, 1991.
Uralic languages of Russia: status, use and perspectives of development.
Contribution to the Studies of Eurasian Languages, Series 3, Issues in Eurasian languages (I) -On the Materials from the Collection of the St.Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies of Russian Academy of Sciences-, Department of Linguistics, Kyoto University, 2001.
www.tooyoo.l.u-tokyo.ac.jp /ichel/archive/uralic_altaic.html   (841 words)

 Verbix -- Ugric. Conjugate verbs in 50+ languages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Finno-Ugric Languages, subfamily of the Uralic languages spoken by about 25 million people in parts of northern Scandinavia, eastern Europe, and northwestern Asia.
It is one of two such subfamilies, the other being the Samoyed languages spoken in northwestern Siberia.
The widespread use of separate subjective and objective conjugations among the Uralic languages (as in Mordvin, Ugric, and Samoyedic) are the result of an original system for singling out the subject or object for emphasis (focus), and not simply a device for object-verb agreement (similar to subject agreement).
www.verbix.com /languages/ugric.asp   (426 words)

 Finno-Ugrian languages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Finno-Ugrian or Uralic language family includes a group of languages (mainly) in northern Eurasia.
Other Finno-Ugrian languages are smaller, practically all of them more or less endangered.
Since language is not inherited genetically, linguistic relationship does not necessarily imply a genetic relationship between speakers (no more than there is, for example, between all the speakers of present-day Indo-European languages).
www.helsinki.fi /hum/sugl/fgrlang.html   (346 words)

 3.4. EXCHANGES WITH OTHER LANGUAGE FAMILIES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The first type of language contact is the exchange of vocabulary and other linguistic traits, whether by long-distance trade contact, by contiguity or by substratum influence, between languages which are not necessarily otherwise related.
It is suspected that the centre of dispersion of the Sinitic languages was near the Koko-nor lake, at the borders of China proper, Tibet and Mongolia.
This family of languages is the one with the second greatest geographical spread after IE: from Madagascar through Malaysia and Indonesia, Taiwan and the Philippines, to Melanesia and Polynesia, as far south as New Zealand, as far east as Hawaii and Easter Island.
www.bharatvani.org /books/ait/ch34.htm   (6342 words)

 Possible Language Shifts in the Uralic Language Group
I am convinced that Uralic languages do not descend from one, more or less unitary proto-language, spoken about 8,000–4,000 years ago in the Uralic proto-home in West Siberia, South Urals or in the Volga area from where the speakers of that proto-language began to spread out, primarily westward, just as the traditional Uralicists usually suppose.
The language shift is testified by the Paleosiberian substratum in Samoyed languages.
Accordingly, it may be concluded that whichever the language – a Uralic or non-Uralic –, brought behind the ice field by the Lapps’ ancestors, it certainly preserved well under the conditions of isolation.
www.ut.ee /Ural/kynnap/kpls.html   (5514 words)

 Languages : Uralic Family
There are three European languages that are members of the Uralic Family.
The people speaking these languages originated from the Siberian side of the Urals.
Their languages tell the story of their migrations.
www.krysstal.com /langfams_uralic.html   (206 words)

 ipedia.com: Uralic languages Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Uralic languages are a family of about 20 related languages spoken by around 20 million people in eastern and northern Europe and in northwestern Asia.
There is some debate about a possible relationship between the family as a whole and the Altaic languages; a few scholars also consider the Uralic languages to be related to the Indo-European languages: see also Nostratic language.
The most spoken members of the family are Hungarian, Finnish, and Estonian, all of the Finno-Ugric branch.
www.ipedia.com /uralic_languages.html   (191 words)

 Uralic Languages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The major members of the Uralic language family are Finnish, Estonian, Sami (Lapp) and Hungarian.
The Uralic languages are sometimes called the "Finno-Ugric" languages.
The tribes that spread the Uralic languages across Europe and Asia probably originated in the Ural Mountains (hence the name "Uralic").
www.concentric.net /~chanska/home/uralic.html   (104 words)

 Encyclopedia: Uralic languages
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Most languages are known to belong to language families (families hereforth).
Uralic lative suffix exists in various cases in many Uralic languages, e.g., Hungarian illative, Finnish lative, Erzyan illative, Komi, and Northern Sami locative.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Uralic-languages   (474 words)

 Open Directory - Science: Social Sciences: Linguistics: Languages: Natural: Uralic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Finno-Ugric Language Family - Short survey by Professor E. Tsypanov, with particular emphasis on the Komi language.
Uralic and Altaic - Bibliography of recent publications on Uralic and Altaic linguistics.
Uralic Languages and Peoples - A good collection of links about the Finno-Ugric languages by Kazuto Matsumora, including some of his own materials.
dmoz.org /Science/Social_Sciences/Linguistics/Languages/Natural/Uralic   (374 words)

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