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Re: Khazars (PS)

From:B.Philip.Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Monday, September 21, 1998, 18:54
At 18:20 -0400 on 20.9.1998, Steg Belsky wrote:

> I it known what the correct pronounciation of their name for > themselves was? Because it's Kuzar in Hebrew and Khazar in English. > > -Stephen (Steg) > > _____________________________________________________________________ > You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. > Get completely free e-mail from Juno at > Or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]
Not sure. "Khazar" is from the Russian name for them, wc in turn is from the Greek, but i guess it's an attempt at phonetic rendering. Re: Khazars/Kara'ites: I'm not an expert on neither Judaism or Turkic languages and peoples, only a part-time Iranist who tries to keep track on events in that part of the world. But I asked someone who maybe knew. She said that _probably_ Rabbinic Khazars eventually became "Yiddishized", while the Kara'ite ones didn't. The Kara'ite language is in any case a very peculiar Turkic language wich must have split off early, and it certainly belongs to the same subgroup as the Khazar language. /BP B.Philip. Jonsson <bpj@...> Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant (Tacitus) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------