Re: No plural morpheme
|From:||Geoff Horswood <geoffhorswood@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, November 25, 2007, 13:54|
--- "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...> wrote:
> "You know you're a linguaphile if..."
> > kitap = 'book'
> > kitaptar = 'books'
> > ùsh kitap = '3 books'
> I had no idea what language this was, but I saw
> "ktp"="book" and
> immediately thought "Arabic family"... and I don't
> really know any
> Arabic, either. :)
The Turkic languages borrowed a whole raft of words
from Arabic, especially scholarly words, and even more
so, religious (Islamic) vocabulary. These are the
words in Kazakh that don't sound like Russian but
break the vowel harmony rules.
Lost in thought - please send out search party
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