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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. :)
Yeah. 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. Geoff ===== Lost in thought - please send out search party ___________________________________________________________ Want ideas for reducing your carbon footprint? Visit Yahoo! For Good