Author: Jan-Olof Svantesson, Lund University
Author: Anna Tsendina, Oriental Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Author: Anastasia Karlsson, Lund University
Author: Vivan Franzén, Lund University
Hardback: ISBN: 0199260176 Pages: 336 Price: U.S. $ 125.00
The FIRST comprehensive description of the phonology and phonetics of Standard Mongolian. 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 the Mongolian 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 their reconstruction of Old Mongolian from the medieval written sources.
Table of Contents Acknowledgements Contents Abbreviations and symbols Transcription Introduction Notes to the Introduction 1. Vowels 2. Consonants 3. Phonemes 4. Writing Systems 5. Phonological Processes 6. Syllabification and Epenthesis 7. Prosody 8. Old Mongolian 9. The Mongolic Languages 10. Development of the Modern Mongolic Languages References Index of Old Mongolian Words General Index