On the Yenisei Kirghiz title ā-rè

Alimov, Rysbek (2016) On the Yenisei Kirghiz title ā-rè. Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 69 (3). pp. 265-283. ISSN 0001-6446


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This paper examines the term ā-rè recorded in mediaeval Chinese historical sources as the title of the ruler of the Yenisei Kirghiz state. The author aims to discover which Old Turkic title this Chinese phonetic transcription corresponds to. By reconstructing the sounds in ā-rè according to Middle Chinese the author argues that the most likely pronunciation of the term was änäl, which he suggests is a phonetic variant of the Old Turkic title inäl. The author also argues that this was a temporary title of the ruler of the Yenisei Kirghiz during their vassalage under the Uyghurs.

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: Ágnes Sallai
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2016 10:35
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2018 23:15

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