International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

Les langues turcques et quelques questions de l’histoire des Tchouvaches
Dr. Anton K. SALMIN

The language also contains history. For analysis, it must be compared with related languages and languages of neighbouring tribes and peoples. The language can split into several descendant languages over time. This is due to violation of the unity of the society in which it operates. When differences begin to complicate mutual understanding between the members of society, then different but related languages appear. Change is an obligatory feature of the language, if only because a static system could not provide communication of the society in the changing world. Linguists (A.V. Dybo et al.) established the washing rate of 5 words from the Swadesh list over 1,000 years on a number of language groups. With such rate for 20,000 years, Swadesh list should wash out completely. It turns out there are no static languages that have existed for 20,000 years. The Turkic language is a superstrate language, and not a substrate in any way for the modern Chuvash language, that is, this process occurred (and continues to take place) not in Siberia, but in the Volga region.

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