Kyrgyz Translator & Interpreter Services
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History of Kyrgyz
The Kyrgyz language, part of the Turkic languages within the Altaic family of languages, refers to the Kyrgyz people from northern Mongolia. It is spoken by around 2.5 million people in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, as it is the national language. The language was discovered around the late 1800s, using Orkhon inscription from about the 800s. Because the Mongolian empire spread around the 1200s, the Kyrgyz people also migrated, mainly south, and settled what is known today as Kyrgyzstan. Due to invasions by the Turks and Mongols, many Kyrgyz had migrated to Turkestan.
Around the 1750s, the Kyrgyz people were under the rule of the Chinese. When Kyrgyzia became incorporated with the Russian Empire, some of the Kyrgyz speakers moved to Afghanistan. It was in 1936 that Kyrgyzia became part of the USSR and later became the Republic of Kyrgyzstan after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1990.
Many Kyrgyz speakers also speak Russian. Kyrgyz is spoken in Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, China, Uzbekistan, Turkey, and Tajikistan. It is approximated that about 3 million people worldwide speak Kyrgyz. Kyrgyz had not been standard until it was part of the Soviet Union. The language had also no press before 1917 but slowly started to have publications and by the 1980s, there were many newspapers, magazines, and television and radio programs available in Kyrgyz. Kyrgyz is taught in secondary schools as the main language and also at the Kyrgyz National University, but only for some courses.
There are two dialects in the Kyrgyz language. The northern dialect has many Kazakh loanwords and is similar to Mongolian languages. This is what Standard Kyrgyz is based on. The southern dialect of Kyrgyz is based similar to Uzbek, Tajik, and Persian. Understanding the differences between Kyrgyz, its dialects, and these other languages are essential for the average interpreter or translator. Contact us today to work with an expert.
There are eight vowels in Kyrgyz, and vowels are similar to other Turkic language systems. The Kyrgyz language also has vowel harmony, with front/back and rounded/unrounded. There are nineteen consonants and they are sounds that differentiate meanings. The emphasis usually falls on the last syllable in Kyrgyz words. Like all other Turkic languages, the Kyrgyz language is agglutinative, meanings that suffixes added to root words are what are going to indicate grammatical relations. There are prefixes in Kyrgyz. Nouns are marked for singular and plural but not for gender.
There are seven cases (nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, locative, and ablative). Additionally, there are no articles. Verbs, on the other hand, can be described by singular or plural, three persons, five moods (indicative, dubitative, imperative, conditional, and subjunctive), two voices (active and passive), and three tenses (past, present, and future). Kyrgyz follows the Subject-Object-Verb word order but it is possible to have other word orders. Vocabulary in Kyrgyz is based mainly on the Turkic languages but with loanwords from Arabic, Persian, and Russian.
The Kyrgyz language has been written in different scripts in its history. It was written in Arabic up until 1923. In 1924, it was still written in Arabic but was modified after the language was standardized. In 1936, a Cyrillic script was used and is still used today. However, this alphabet does not properly highlight the pronunciation of the Kyrgyz language. Today, there are many that are advocating that the script should be shifted to a Latin script. Some material is written in the Turkish version of the Latin alphabet.
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