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Re: Uzbek (Ўзбек тили)

Posted: 2012-09-08, 8:56
by Limagne

Re: Uzbek (Ўзбек тили)

Posted: 2012-10-28, 14:32
by Limagne

Re: Uzbek (Ўзбек тили)

Posted: 2012-12-06, 3:13
by johnklepac
I think my mom took a semester of Uzbek in college, but she soon realized it wasn't very practical and reverted to Arabic in addition to her existing knowledge of French, Spanish, and Turkish. That's all of the experience "I" have with Uzbek.

Re: Uzbek (Ўзбек тили)

Posted: 2013-04-08, 14:59
by shprakh
Uzbek seems easier than Turkish, but Turkic languages intimidate me. I need to grab an Uzbek grammar and overcome my fear :p

Re: Uzbek (Ўзбек тили)

Posted: 2013-04-15, 14:17
by הענט
I wanted to learn Turkish, Azeri, Kyrgyz and Uzbek, but one's life only so long. :?

Re: Uzbek (Ўзбек тили)

Posted: 2013-04-15, 14:38
by Limagne
Uzbek is supposed to be easier because it lacks vowel harmony.

I wouldn't go as far to say it's simpler than the other Turkic languages though. From what I remember from Routledge's introduction to the Turkic languages, Uzbek has a very rich set of modals - a feature which seems to be shared with other neighbouring Kypchak languages like Kazakh.

There's also a huge vocabulary overlap with Tajiki. I can tell you that almost every time I learn a new Tajik word which doesn't exist in Iranian Persian it turns out to be a loanword from Uzbek.

Re: Uzbek (Ўзбек тили)

Posted: 2013-04-15, 16:18
by księżycowy
El Tigre Chino wrote:I wanted to learn Turkish, Azeri, Kyrgyz and Uzbek, but one's life only so long. :?

Indeed. I've been interested in Kazakh, Turkmen, Uighur, and Uzbek (and Tajiki) forever. I know I'm not going to be fluent in any of these, hell I might not even learn any of them. Though I'd like to think I'll get around to at least one of them eventually.

Re: Uzbek (Ўзбек тили)

Posted: 2013-04-27, 20:29
by kalemiye
shprakh wrote:Uzbek seems easier than Turkish, but Turkic languages intimidate me. I need to grab an Uzbek grammar and overcome my fear :p


I don't think one is actually easier than the other, but knowing one definitely helps learning the other. The logic of Turkic languages is very different from what speakers of Indoeuropean languages are used to, and that is definitely intimidating at first. It's a matter of working hard and getting used to it.

Re: Uzbek (Ўзбек тили)

Posted: 2013-04-27, 20:31
by kalemiye
Limagne wrote:Uzbek is supposed to be easier because it lacks vowel harmony.


I don't think the lack of vowel harmony makes it easier. I mean, vowel harmony is a bit tricky at first, but once you've gotten used to it it comes out of your mouth without even realizing it. I very rarely commit any vowel harmony-related mistake while speaking/writing Turkish.

Re: Uzbek (Ўзбек тили)

Posted: 2013-05-01, 13:36
by voron
I second what kalemiye says. When you just start dealing with the vowel harmony it seems hard since for nearly every word in your sentence you have to stop and think which vowel should be used in the affix. But you get used to it surprisingly fast, for me it was a matter of 2 weeks.

It's much much harder to get used to the syntax.

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Posted: 2013-05-11, 18:06
by Trebor
zhiguli wrote:and for those who want to tackle the entire verb system at one go:
http://students.washington.edu/cwei/res ... _verbs.pdf


This document isn't available at that link anymore. I'd like to know if anyone's saved a copy on their computer and could e-mail it to me (I'll send you my GMail address by private message).

Re: Uzbek (Ўзбек тили)

Posted: 2013-05-11, 18:58
by Trebor
Limagne wrote:The Uzbek writer Ahmad A'zam offers a large number of his works for free download on his personal website.

http://www.ahmad-azam.com/

There're more than twenty tales, narratives, short stories and novels available in both the latin and the cyrillic alphabet.


That link doesn't work--the correct URL is

http://www.ahmadazam.com/

All I see there is text in the Cyrillic alphabet, which my screenreading program (for tech nerds: Jaws) can't handle. I'd like to know if there's a particular page on Azam's site where his works in the Latin script are listed together.

Re: Uzbek (Ўзбек тили)

Posted: 2013-05-11, 19:24
by Trebor
voron wrote:It's much much harder to get used to the syntax.


I'm interested in learning Uzbek, Kazakh, and Azerbaijani, so would very much like to know what I'll be getting myself into when it comes to sentence structure... :)

Re: Uzbek (Ўзбек тили)

Posted: 2013-05-11, 20:26
by Limagne
Trebor wrote:
Limagne wrote:The Uzbek writer Ahmad A'zam offers a large number of his works for free download on his personal website.

http://www.ahmad-azam.com/

There're more than twenty tales, narratives, short stories and novels available in both the latin and the cyrillic alphabet.


That link doesn't work--the correct URL is

http://www.ahmadazam.com/

All I see there is text in the Cyrillic alphabet, which my screenreading program (for tech nerds: Jaws) can't handle. I'd like to know if there's a particular page on Azam's site where his works in the Latin script are listed together.


The files can be found in the various pages of the site (novellalar, hikoyalar, qissalar, romanlar...).

http://www.ahmadazam.com/?page_id=6

Re: Uzbek (Ўзбек тили)

Posted: 2013-08-10, 8:17
by eskandar
Some good resources for Uzbek available here. The first chapter of Uzbek: An Elementary Textbook can be read for free online.

Also, I started a thread on Chagatay, the 'ancestor' to Uzbek, in the extinct/classical languages forum.

Re: Uzbek (Ўзбек тили)

Posted: 2013-10-02, 23:12
by Vortex
Hey everyone!

I have been doing a bunch of research on Uzbek (writing a paper on its causatives, again) and I think I want to add it what I am learning (polish and japanese). I'm currently using the DLI textbook. It's pretty easy to find in pdf form. Even though I have more knowledge than an absolute beginner, I'm starting from the beginning. If anyone wants to join message me and I'll give you my skype.

Re: Uzbek (Ўзбек тили)

Posted: 2017-08-30, 21:25
by eskandar

Re: Uzbek (Ўзбек тили)

Posted: 2018-07-17, 15:24
by Multiturquoise
Numbers in Uzbek:

0 = nol
1 = bir
2 = ikki
3 = uch
4 = toʻrt
5 = besh
6 = olti
7 = yetti
8 = sakkiz
9 = toʻqqiz

10 = oʻn

11 = oʻn bir
12 = oʻn ikki
13 = oʻn uch

20 = yigirma
21 = yigirma bir
22 = yigirma ikki

30 = oʻttiz
31 = oʻttiz bir
32 = oʻttiz ikki

40 = qirq
50 = ellik
60 = oltmish
70 = yetmish
80 = sakson
90 = toʻqson

100 = yuz
200 = ikki yuz
300 = uch yuz

1000 = ming

Re: Uzbek (Ўзбек тили)

Posted: 2019-08-02, 7:20
by Multiturquoise
It's more than a long ago, but even the correction has got mistakes which even a beginner wouldn't do.

Unknown wrote:bu qiz mektepga borsa o'g'iyadi.
If this girl will go to school she will study.


= Bu qiz maktabga borsa o'qiydi.

Unknown wrote:do'konga borsasan baliq ol!
if you go to a shop, please buy a fish!


= Do'konga borsang baliq ol!

Thank you.