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Re: Cossack vs Kazakh

From:Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 12, 2002, 20:13
I've always wondered this myself, and I'm not helped
by the fact that I know a lot more about Kazakhs than
Cossacks.  I should see a couple of friends this week,
one who is a Russian major and one who is Russian.  If
I don't see them, I'll e-mail them.


--- Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...> wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Feb 2002 14:23:21 -0500 Andreas Johansson > <and_yo@...> > writes: > > An infuriating paragraph in a book on Central Asia > I recently read > > implies > > that, but does not actually say whether, the words > "cossack" and > > "Kazakh" > > are spelt the same in Russian. Can anyone > confim/deny? > > The same paragraph also states that the two words > probably have a > > common origin. Is this the consensus view? > > Andreas > - > > Not knowing how either of those words are spelled in > Russian, i can only > give circumstantial evidence: > _Cossack_ in Hebrew is _qozaq_, with (like in > English) stop consonants at > the beginning and end of the word. > "Kazakh", spelled with a {kh}, seems to indicate > that it probably ends in > /x/ or some similar fricative. > If _Cossack_ ended with a /x/ sound, Hebrew would > have spelled it > _qozakh_ or _qozahh_. > > > -Stephen (Steg) > "'winter' in lebanese arabic is [SIti:]...
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