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Meaning of "Altaic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ALTAIC

Altaic  [ælˈteɪɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ALTAIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Altaic can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ALTAIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Altaic

Altaic languages

Altaic /ælˈteɪɨk/ is a proposed language family of central Eurasia. Various versions include the Turkic, Mongolic, Tungusic, Koreanic, and Japonic languages. These languages are spoken in a wide arc stretching from northeast Asia through Central Asia to Anatolia and eastern Europe. The group is named after the Altai Mountains, a mountain range in Central Asia. The Altaic language families share numerous characteristics. The debate is over the origin of their similarities. One camp, often called the "Altaicists", views these similarities as arising from common descent from a proto-Altaic language spoken several thousand years ago. The other camp, often called the "anti-Altaicists", views these similarities as arising from areal interaction between the language groups concerned. Some linguists believe the case for either interpretation is about equally strong; they have been called the "skeptics". Another view accepts Altaic as a valid family but includes in it only Turkic, Mongolic, and Tungusic. This view was widespread prior to the 1960s, but has almost no supporters among specialists today.

Definition of Altaic in the English dictionary

The definition of Altaic in the dictionary is denoting, belonging to, or relating to this linguistic family or its speakers.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ALTAIC


algebraic
ˌældʒɪˈbreɪɪk
allogeneic
ˈælədʒəˌneɪɪk
apotropaic
ˌæpəʊtrəˈpeɪɪk
Aramaic
ˌærəˈmeɪɪk
archaic
ɑːˈkeɪɪk
deltaic
delˈteɪɪk
formulaic
ˌfɔːmjʊˈleɪɪk
Hebraic
hɪˈbreɪɪk
Judaic
dʒuːˈdeɪɪk
laic
ˈleɪɪk
maleic
məˈleɪɪk
mosaic
məˈzeɪɪk
Pharisaic
ˌfærɪˈseɪɪk
photomosaic
ˌfəʊtəʊməˈzeɪɪk
photovoltaic
ˌfəʊtəʊvɒlˈteɪɪk
prosaic
prəʊˈzeɪɪk
Ptolemaic
ˌtɒlɪˈmeɪɪk
voltaic
vɒlˈteɪɪk
xenogeneic
ˌzɛnəʊdʒɪˈneɪɪk
Zend-Avestaic
ˌzɛndəvɛsˈteɪɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ALTAIC

Alt-A
alt-rock
alt.country
Alta.
Altai Mountains
Altai Republic
Altair
altaltissimo
Altamira

WORDS THAT END LIKE ALTAIC

Alcaic
Biblical Aramaic
Chaldaic
craic
Cyrenaic
dispondaic
Eddaic
mesaraic
Mishnaic
Mithraic
paradisaic
premosaic
Romaic
saic
Sinaic
spondaic
stanzaic
stenopaic
trochaic
Ural-Altaic

Synonyms and antonyms of Altaic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Altaic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ALTAIC

Find out the translation of Altaic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Altaic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Altaic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

阿尔泰
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

altaica
570 millions of speakers

English

Altaic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अल्टायाक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الألطية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Алтайская
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

altaica
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আলটেইক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

altaïque
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Altaic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Altaic
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アルタイ系の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

알타이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Altaic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Altaic
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆல்டிக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एल्टेइक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Altay
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Altaic
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Altaic
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Алтайська
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

altaice
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Αλταϊκές
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

altaïsche
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Altaic
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

altaiske
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Altaic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ALTAIC»

The term «Altaic» is normally little used and occupies the 115.057 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ALTAIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Altaic

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ALTAIC»

Discover the use of Altaic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Altaic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Introduction to Altaic Philology: Turkic, Mongolian, Manchu
The book is intended for use by students at university level as well as by general readers with a basic knowledge of linguistics.
Igor De Rachewiltz, Volker Rybatzki, 2010
2
Aspects of Altaic Civilization III: Proceedings of the ...
ALTAIC STUDIES IN THE UNITED STATES ' Nicholas Poppe University of Washington 1. The subject of Altaic studies comprises the descriptive, historical, and comparative investigation of the so-called Altaic languages, including dialectology ...
Denis Sinor, 1990
3
Kinship in the Altaic World: Proceedings of the 48th ...
If we consider the variability of the reflex meanings as a kind of polysemy, say, the polysemy within a language family, then definite differences between Altaic and Indo-European can be observed. So it appears that the type of polysemy ...
Elena Vladimirovna Boĭkova, R. B. Rybakov, 2006
4
Consonant Lenition in Korean and the Macro-Altaic Question
Samuel Elmo Martin. 490,18. For "hands')" read "hands'; 22:3 NGWEN-ul 'vow')" 490,22. For "1977" read "1976". 494,14. For "particle than" read "particle that". 494,Iast line. For "ofo[mof read "ofmo[nof. 498,22. For "loocks" read "looks". 504 ...
Samuel Elmo Martin, 1996
5
The Korean Language
This evidential opacity leads some linguists to treat Korean, together with Japanese, as a separate language family along with other major language families such as Indo- European, Afro-Asiatic, Uralic, Altaic, Sino-Tibetan, Dravidian, ...
Ho-Min Sohn, 2001
6
Scythians and Greeks: A Survey of Ancient History and ...
Even in etymology he makes out a very good case for the Uralo-Altaic origin of some of the Scythic god-names (v. supra, p. 85). Other words with a likely Uralo- Altaic origin are the Greek Tvpot, cf. Magy. turd, " curd," and Kifi/iepioi, the men of  ...
Ellis Hovell Minns, 2011
7
Indo-European and its closest relatives. 1. Grammar
branch distinct from conventional Altaic. It figures relatively infrequently in his etymologies. Moreover, languages like Korean and Japanese frequently show resemblances with other Eurasiatic languages which they do not share with Altaic in ...
Joseph Harold Greenberg, 2000
8
The Korean Language
The second, which perhaps subsumes the first, is that Korean is related to Altaic — Turkic, Mongolian, and Manchu-Tungus. For a long time now— at least since their liberation from Japan — most Koreans have preferred to consider the latter ...
Iksop Lee, S. Robert Ramsey, 2000
9
The Role of Women in the Altaic World: Permanent ...
Permanent International Altaistic Conference, 44th Meeting, Walberberg, 26-31 August 2001 Veronika Veit. Elena Boikova • Moskau Common-Law Marriage in Pre-Revolutionary Mongolia In the beginning of the XXth century, the social status ...
Veronika Veit, 2007
10
Is Japanese Related to Korean, Tungusic, Mongolic and Turkic?
The Altaic question After a long and stormy history, the Altaic question for many scholars and linguistic amateurs remains what it originally was: a question. Nevertheless, during more than two centuries of Altaic studies some important steps ...
Martine Irma Robbeets, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ALTAIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Altaic is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Is it mine or ours?
The refugees spoke Uzbek, Kirghiz and Turkmen, which are in the same language family known as Ural-Altaic and are related to modern ... «Cihan News Agency, Jun 15»
2
EU goes to school to court Korea's youth
Students were surprised to learn that the Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian and Korean languages belong to the same Ural-Altaic linguistic family. «The Korea Herald, May 15»
3
Warrior Women
... Chinese at all. Linguistic analysis shows that her name means “Deer/Elk” in the ancient Altaic language of the Turkic peoples of Central Asia. «Foreign Affairs, May 15»
4
PacBio at AGBT
Ultimately, Seo's work on this new assembly, of a genome donated by an Altaic Korean individual, is meant to support an Asian Genome ... «Bio-IT World, Mar 15»
5
Soccer and Tear Gas
... of Kurdish, an Indo-European language that shares more in common with English than Turkish, an Altaic tongue with roots in Central Asia. In turn, PKK fighters ... «Roads and Kingdoms, Feb 15»
6
Estonia and Hungary: a very Finno-Ugric feud
Hungarians had been somewhat convinced there was a connection to the Turks, and the discredited Ugric-Altaic theory, which links the two ... «Baltic Times, Feb 15»
7
Minority report: 10 Mideast minorities whose futures may be uncertain
... others have their own distinct languages, like the Indo-Aryan Domari or the Altaic Abdoltili. Like the Roma of Europe, these communities have ... «National Post, Jan 15»
8
Eleven fathers of Asia: 800 million modern men descended from …
'Those with recent origins in the historical period are almost exclusively found in Altaic-speaking pastoral nomadic populations, which may ... «Daily Mail, Jan 15»
9
The Origin of Islamic radical fundamentalism and its plausible …
... like a lightning. This was followed by the west bound Turkic (Altaic) migrations, settlements and political dominations of Agh-ghoyoun-lou and ... «Payvand, Jan 15»
10
Eastern Kazakhstan Resort Offers Opportunities for Relaxing Winter …
Altaic Alps” is situated 24 kilometres away from the regional capital of Ust-Kamenogorsk, on the slopes of the Ulbinka Mountain, 660 metres ... «Astana Times, Jan 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Altaic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/altaic>. Nov 2020 ».
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