This site is devoted to the languages of Altai family. Here you can get a free access to the great amount of texts in
ancient and modern altaic languages: Turkic, Mongolian, Manchu-tungus, Korean and Japanese. Also you can find here
papers on altaic linguistics, biographies of famous scholars in the field of Altaic studies, bibliographies of linguistic studies,
links to grammars and dictionaries and a lot of other information. I greatly appreciate and encourage any proposals of what may be
placed on this site.
News of Monumenta Altaica
13th of October 2015
This evening I'm glad to present 2 fundamental works on Turkic lexicon and Protolanguage dialects:
Сравнительно-историческая грамматика тюркских языков. Лексика. (Comparative and Historical Grammar of Turkic languages. Lexicon, 2001)
Сравнительно-историческая грамматика тюркских языков. Региональные
реконструкции. (Comparative and Historical Grammar of Turkic languages. Regional Reconstructions, 2002)
and a classical work on Turkic morphology:
I'd like to to express my sincere gratitude to Bazar Tsybenov who sent me for publication his new
Concise Dagur-Russian dictionary (over 5900 entries). Г. Тумурдэй, Б. Д. Цыбенов, Краткий дагурско-русский словарь. – Улан-Удэ: Изд-во
БНЦ СО РАН, 2014. – 236 с. You can download this Dagur dictionary on
Mongolian dictionaries page
28th of May 2015
Natasha Aralova has sent me for web-publication a series of Paul Schmidt
papers on Tungusic idioms written in the 1920 yy.
With great pleasure I publish here the papers sumbitted by Prof. John Whitman:
1) Whitman, John. 2011. Northeast Asian linguistic ecology and the advent of rice agriculture in Korea and Japan and 2) Whitman, John. 2012. The relationship between Japanese and Korean. Both papers are available for downloading here "Books and Papers"