Timpul wrote:Have you ever wanted to know some Tatar? Or maybe you have some ancestors of Tatar origin (my father claims that the grandfather of my grandmother was a Crimean Tatar but I don't believe )?
I would be careful with saying so, because both Tatar and Crimean-Tatar languages belongs to the same language group (see Talat Tekin and "A New Classification of the Turkic Languages") - X - tawlï (Kipchak); however to differ them we need more phonetic features (there are also other, less similar languages, e.g. Kazakh); 1. The treatment of the o vowel in the first syllable 2. Treatment of the phoneme š. Take the root of the verb qoš- (to unite) - in Crimean-Tatar it will look like quš- and in Tatar qoš-; which bridges Tatar from Crimean-Tatar and makes the latter similar to Kumuk or Karachay-Balkar; while Tatar to Bashkir. If you are interested about mentioned Kazakh - it will create the third subgroup with qos-.Their languages do certainly belong to the Turkic family of languages, but are not so closely connected.
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