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The '''Altaic languages''' are a family of languages of [[Eurasia]]. The usually accepted members of this family include the [[Turkic language|Turkic]], [[Mongolian languages|Mongolian]], and [[Tungusic languages|Tungusic]] language families. Some linguists place [[Japanese language|Japanese]] and [[Korean language|Korean]] in this family because all the Altaic languages are agglutinative, meaning that words and phrases are formed by putting together related syllables.
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The '''Altaic languages''' are a family of languages of [[Eurasia]]. The usually accepted members of this family include the [[Turkic language|Turkic]], [[Mongolian languages|Mongolian]], and [[Tungusic languages|Tungusic]] language families. Some linguists place [[Japanese language|Japanese]] and [[Korean language|Korean]] in this family because all the Altaic languages are agglutinative, meaning that they join morphemes together.
  
 
A number of linguists place the [[Uralic languages]] with the Altaic family to form the '''Ural-Altaic languages''' because the Uralic languages are aggultinative, just like the Altaic languages.
 
A number of linguists place the [[Uralic languages]] with the Altaic family to form the '''Ural-Altaic languages''' because the Uralic languages are aggultinative, just like the Altaic languages.

Latest revision as of 12:30, 13 March 2013

The Altaic languages are a family of languages of Eurasia. The usually accepted members of this family include the Turkic, Mongolian, and Tungusic language families. Some linguists place Japanese and Korean in this family because all the Altaic languages are agglutinative, meaning that they join morphemes together.

A number of linguists place the Uralic languages with the Altaic family to form the Ural-Altaic languages because the Uralic languages are aggultinative, just like the Altaic languages.

They comprise three subgroups:

  • Mongol
  • Manchu-Tungus
  • Turkish languages

This group of languages is spoken in parts of the old Soviet Union, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, China and Mongolia.


Notable Altaic languages

Sources

The New American Desk Encyclopedia, Penguin Group, 1989.