Cyrillics, as a character set is used for a writing on Russian, Byelorussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Mongolian, Serbian, Kazakh, Kirghiz, Uzbek, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Turkmen etc. languages.
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Somewhere between 70% and 85% of those who constitute modern "Jewry" are NOT, repeat not, descended from the Hebrews of the Old Testament. That means they cannot possibly have any claim on the Holy Land, even by the tortured and false reasoning of Khazar hirelings such as Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson. So if modern day "Jews" are not descended from the ancient Hebrews, who are they? They are descended from a once-fierce tribe which used to form a nation called Khazaria which was located in Russia (you will find Khazaria on good medieval maps). The combination of their language and Hebrew became known as "yiddish."
Originally posted by HS Thomas:
I am not sure what the origins of the Russian language are but some of the letters look similar to Greek.
Originally posted by HS Thomas:
It's odd but the link that Ravish posted shows both German and Russian being a derivative of Greek , but they have different Alphabets.
Adyge and Kabardian have a set of lateral fricatives. Adyge has fortis or geminate stops pp tt kk qq qqw tts ttsw and more. Adyge even has pharyngeal stops, which I have never heard of in a language: there is no phonetic symbol for them in the IPA and I certainly couldn't produce them myself.
Ubykh was formerly listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the language with the most consonants (81 by some counts), until displaced by an even more obscure Khoisan language from southern Africa. The last native speaker of Ubykh, Tevfik Esenc, died on 7 October 1992. Esenc fully cooperated with linguists to record his precious legacy, and was x-rayed to try to understand how he was making his sounds. http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node=North-West%20Caucasian
Ubykh, has just become extinct. An alternative name for the family is Abkhazo-Adygean.
Unfortunately, since Ubykh is so consonantally complex, a satisfactory ASCII transcription for it is not yet in place. A phonemic transcription that can be used is as follows:
I now wish to recall one traditional practice which I witnessed in my childhood and which remains a vivid memory. This tradition took place in a Cherke village in Syria, in the fifties …
The name is Psetloqoa, which is a combination of two words Pse for mind, and Tloqoa meaning the search for a companion for life through community of thought. This tradition served to initiate contacts between young men and young women.
JY:English is a bt more confusing in this respect, because it's regarded as primarily from German, but also imported a whole lot of words from French and sometimes Latin, Greek, or other languages.
There is a much-cited aphorism in linguistics that "a language is a dialect with an army"; I think I had seen it attributed to Max Weinreich, but I did not know that he originally wrote it in Yiddish as "A shprakh iz a diyalekt mit an armey un a flot" ['A language is a dialect with an army and a navy'] in the article "Der yivo un di problemen fun undzer tsayt" ("Yivo" and the problems of our time) in the periodical Yivo-bleter 25.1 .
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