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There may be political or nationalist undertones to this, like in Hungary in the 19th century, when some Hungarians who didn't want to be "related" to "the most primitive peoples in Eurasia" fought their "Ugro-Turkic war", trying to prove that Hungarian is related to the Turkic languages - which would have made them descendants or relatives of the mighty warriors of the East. The FU languages still share some central characteristics and vocabulary items, allowing us to reconstruct many features and details of a common proto-language.

Basic Course in Azerbaijani (Uralic & Altaic)

From this proto-language, the present FU languages have developed to different directions, due to both internal drifts and foreign influences. Traditionally, this has been illustrated with a family-tree model, which, of course, is a coarse and simplified description of the relationship. The proto-language was spoken at least some six thousand years ago roughly at the same time as the Indo-European proto-language , which means that the most distant branches of the FU language family are very distantly related.

The relationship between Finnish and Hungarian could be compared to that between English and Hindi. This means that there is necessarily no more racial or cultural similarity between Finns and Hungarians More information in Finnish on my proto-language page. Languages are genetically related if their common characteristics - words, affixes, features - can be explained as inheritance from a common proto-language.

You can't prove genetic relatedness by merely finding similarities in dictionaries and word lists. Instead, you should find systematic correspondences, reconstruct common proto-forms, explain the developments leading from them and make all this coherent with what is known of the history of the languages in question and languages in general. Besides, similar words are not enough, because words change and are replaced: you should find correspondences in grammar and affixes, too.

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Most Finno-Ugrists would answer: we don't know, at least nothing has been proved yet. Some linguists have proposed a relationship between the Finno-Ugrian and Indo-European language families, but it seems more probable that the Indo-Europeans are simply our old neighbours: the FU languages have some really ancient IE loanwords.

The Ural-Altaic hypothesis still survives in some parts of the world as a common belief that "Finnish and Turkish are related". However, as pointed out earlier, the structural similarities between Finnish or other Finno-Ugrian languages and Turkish or other Turkic or "Altaic" languages are of a typological character: these languages belong to the same type. The basic vocabulary in these languages is quite different and does not allow for the reconstruction of a common proto-language. Besides, the existence of the "Altaic" language family Turkic, Mongolic and Tungusic languages, perhaps also Korean is also doubted by many scholars.

Although not genetically related, Turkish does have some connections with the Finno-Ugrian languages. Some FU languages spoken in Central Russia and Western Siberia have been influenced by the neighbouring Turkic languages, and Hungarian has many layers of loanwords adopted from different Turkic-speaking tribes. Sadly enough, it seems probable that genetic relationship beyond the language families known by now can never be proved.

Some attempts have been made, most notably the Nostratic theory a macro-family comprising many language families in the Old World and even the " Proto-World " hypothesis, which, however, must be regarded as wild fantasy more information on the excellent sci. This, together with the eternal "Where did the Finns come from? After years of distributing references to etymological dictionaries and other exotic stuff, I have finally given up and composed a new page dedicated to this question, complete with a new bibliography The Finno-Ugrian or Uralic like Tapani Salminen , I use these two words as synonyms language family consists of the following branches:.

The names in brackets and quotation marks, like "Ostyak" or "Zyryan", used previously in the Western world and also in Pre-Soviet Russia, are originally given by neighbouring peoples and often considered derogatory by the peoples themselves. Some scholars still use them, as the usage of the names used by the peoples themselves, like "Khanty" or "Komi", is, so they say, only a seemingly democratic remnant of Soviet hypocrisy.

However, it seems that the usage of the peoples' own ethnonyms seems to become a standard. Some "exonyms" can also be dangerously misleading: the name "Ostyak" has been used for three different peoples and languages, i. Khanty of the Ugric branch, Selkup of the Samoyed branch and also Ket or "Yenisey Ostyak", a "Palaeo-Siberian" language outside the Uralic language family, and this usage still confuses the local authorities and their statistics, even the local people themselves!

Finnish, Estonian and Hungarian are official and majority languages in independent states and thus relatively safe. Other FU languages like most of the languages of the world, in fact are more or less endangered. The Volgaic and Permian languages have hundreds of thousands of speakers, but most of the fluent speakers are elderly and live in the countryside; many urban and young people tend to give up their language in favour of Russian. These peoples had their own titular republics already in the Soviet Union. However, these republics have Russian-speaking majorities and the Russian language dominates in most domains of language use; besides, the area of the titular republics does not cover all areas inhabited by these peoples.

In recent years, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, a national awakening has brought about some positive developments especially in the Komi and Mari republics. Of the smaller FU languages, e. Even languages spoken by thousands of people are very endangered as long as children and young people are not helped to grow up to be fluent speakers.

There is no such thing as "Finno-Ugrian culture" or "Finno-Ugrian way of life". FU languages are spoken by peoples who live in many kinds of surroundings. When speaking of Finno-Ugrian languages, most Finns will think of exotic hunters and reindeer breeders living in a wigwam-like hut on arctic tundra.

https://ocoticak.tk However, the Finnic, Volgaic and Permian peoples do not fit in with this picture: they have been farmers for thousands of years, and their life has been very similar to that of their Russian-, Swedish-, Latvian- or Turkic-speaking neighbours. Replace the hut with a log house and the tundra with forests and fields; you can also put some apple trees or bee hives around the house. Set ISBN: Single volume only. May show some shelfwear. Fine and unread.

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