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An etymological dictionary of indecomposable (root) words of Mongol languages An etymological dictionary of indecomposable (root) words of Mongol languages

Mariya Orlovskaya, Zoya Shevernina, Garma Sanzheev

An etymological dictionary of indecomposable (root) words of Mongol languages


Еditor: Garma Sanzheev
Editor-compilator: Lev Kontsevich, Yana Leman, Valentin Rassadin

Institut vostokovedeniya RAN

Moskva, 2018, 240 pages

ISBN: 978-5-89282-824-6

The Dictionary is the first attempt at compiling an etymological dictionary of indecomposable (root) words of Mongol languages. G.D. Sanzheev considered the main task of the Mongol lexicology to be the clarification of morphemic segmentation of the words that later became indecomposable. This approach offers the comparative linguists a more solid basis for correlating Mongol words with their matches in other languages of the Altaic family, primarily the Turkic and the Tungusic ones.The headings of the dictionary entries are Ancient Mongolian forms in their latin transcription. The entries themselves include these forms’ matches in the contemporary Mongolian languages, as well as their etymologic correspondences in other Altaic languages, beginning with Turkic and Tungusic ones. The Dictionary not only presents the results of fundamental scientific research, but is also, in some sense, a linguistic monument, because it took over 40 years to publish it.

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