New analyses on some Kalbak-Tash inscriptions

Yildiz, Hülya (2016) New analyses on some Kalbak-Tash inscriptions. Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 69 (4). pp. 379-390. ISSN 0001-6446


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This paper focuses on Kalbak-Tash Inscriptions Nos XX, XXI and XXII which belong to the group of the Mountainous Altai Inscriptions. It provides an analysis of the problematic issues of these three inscriptions having emerged in previous studies, as well as to some new reading proposals for some parts of the inscriptions. The words kara and égil in Inscription No. XXI are interpreted as “com-moner, an ordinary person”; and the word igen “deer” (< Old Turkic ingen “she-camel”) in Inscrip-tions No. XX and No. XXI is explained with the correspondence of Old Turkic teve “camel” = Ya-kut taba “reindeer”. In addition, the study lays emphasis on the fact that the antepenultimate sign of Inscription No. XXII could be s1, and the word asŋar- which includes this sign could be interpreted as “(he) stopped (work) on the affair and sat down”. Another proposal which is put forward for Inscription No. XXII is that the signs g2t2r2are explained as éget er “servant, retainer”.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World / történelem > D0 History (General) / történelem általában
P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom
Depositing User: Eszter Bálint
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2020 16:38
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2020 16:38

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