The Phonology of Mongolian

Hardcover | October 2, 2005

byJAN-OLOF SVANTESSON, Anna Tsendina, Anastasia Karlsson

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This book provides (a) the first comprehensive description of the phonology and phonetics of Standard Mongolian, known as the Halh (Khalkha) dialect and spoken in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of the Republic of Mongolia; and (b) the first account in any language of the historical phonology of theMongolian group of languages. The synchronic phonology is based on data collected by the authors and on their own phonological analyses. The historical phonology is based on their research on the Halh, on published Chinese and Mongolian sources for the modern Mongolic languages, and on theirreconstruction of Old Mongolian from the medieval written sources.

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This book provides (a) the first comprehensive description of the phonology and phonetics of Standard Mongolian, known as the Halh (Khalkha) dialect and spoken in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of the Republic of Mongolia; and (b) the first account in any language of the historical phonology of theMongolian group of languages. The synchronic...

Jan-Olof Svantesson is Professor of General Linguistics at Lund University. His work has focussed on the phonology of Mongolian and on the Mon-Khmer language Kammu, of which he is preparing a dictionary. Anna Tsendina is a senior researcher at the Oriental Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. She is a native speaker o...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:334 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.93 inPublished:October 2, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199260176

ISBN - 13:9780199260171

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AcknowledgementsContentsAbbreviations and symbolsTranscriptionIntroductionNotes to the Introduction1. Vowels2. Consonants3. Phonemes4. Writing Systems5. Phonological Processes6. Syllabification and Epenthesis7. Prosody8. Old Mongolian9. The Mongolic Languages10. Development of the Modern Mongolic LanguagesReferencesIndex of Old Mongolian WordsGeneral Index