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Message 1: Classical Mongolian: Sarzozi

Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2003 07:58:03 +0000
Subject: Classical Mongolian: Sarzozi

Title: Classical Mongolian
Series Title: Languages of the World/Materials 429.
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Lincom GmbH,		 
Author: Alice S�rz�zi, Research Group for Altaic Studies,
	Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Paperback: ISBN: 3895868590, Pages: 60, Price: 31 EURO

The present work is a brief grammar of Classical Mongolian, or, in
other words, Written Mongolian that has been the literary language of
all the Mongols (Khalkhas, Oirats, Buriats, Kalm�ks, etc). It
has never been spoken in this form and served as the language of
books. Today a little modified version of this written language is
used in Inner Mongolia, in the Xinjiang Autonom territory. They write
and publish books in the Uighur script, however the pronunciation is
far from the written form. Nowadays, the Uighur script is going to be
reintroduced in the Mongolian Republic, it is taught in the elementary
school side by side with the Cyrillic scrip.

The monuments of Written Mongolian cover large-scale literary forms:
inscriptions, Buddhist sutras, historical chronicles, folklore
texts, and poetical and prosaic works of poets and writers of the
centuries. This short grammar may help anybody interested in
Mongolian culture to get closer to these literary monuments.
The author is a mongolist making research in the Research Group of
Altaic Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She teaches
classical Mongolian language, culture and religion at the Department
of Inner Asian Studies of the E�tv�s Lor�nd
Tudom�nyegyetem of Budapest. Hopefully this short summary of
Classical Mongolian will help the students of the Inner Asian
department to learn the Mongolian language more effectively and will
also serve as a contribution to the linguastic work carried out at
this department. The work was carried out in the framework of the
project of description of grammars of the Altaic languages fulfilled
by the members of the above mentioned institutions. Table of Contents

Preface Abbreviations 
0. Introduction 
0.1. Origin of Classical Mongolian 
0.4. Usage of Classical Mongolian 
0.5. Sources 0.6. Previous studies 
1. Phonology 
1.1. Vowels 
1.2. Consonants 
1.3. Diphthongs
1.4. Phological rules 
1.4.1. Vowel harmony 
1.4.2. Consonants
1.4.3. Labial attraction 
2. Morphology 
2.1. Nominal morphology 
2.1.1. Noun Number Gender Noun cases Subject possessive marker Possession 
2.1.2. Adjectives 
2.1.3. Pronoun Personal pronouns Possessive pronouns Demonstratives Reflexives Interrogative pronouns Indefinite pronouns Quantitive pronouns 
2.1.4. Numerals Cardinal numerals Ordinal numerals Collective numerals Frequentative numerals Distributive numerals 
2.1.5. Adverbs Spatial adverbs Temporal adverbs Degree adverbs
2.1.6. Postpositions 
2.1.7. Nominal negative particles

2.2.	Verbal morphology
2.2.1.	Verb Tense-aspect-mood system Imperatives Finite tense-aspect forms
2.2.2.	Verbal modifiers Verbal nouns Verbal adverbs
2.2.3.	Negation
2.2.4.	Verbal categorizers Passive Causative Co-operative and reflexive
3. Syntax
4. Sample texts
4.2. Bibliography

Lingfield(s): Language Description
Subject Language(s): Classical Mongolian (XCMN)
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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