Gagauz leid

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Gagauz
Gagauz dili
Spoken natively in Moldovae, Ukraine,
Roushie, Turkey
Region Gagauzie
Native speakers 160,000  (2000)
Leid faimlie
Turkic
  • Oghuz
    • Wastren Oghuz
      • Gagauz
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in  Gagauzia
Recognised minority leid in  Moldovae
 Ukraine
Leid codes
ISO 639-3 gag
Linguasphere pairt o 44-AAB-a

The Gagauz leid (Gagauz dili) is a Turkic leid, spoken bi the Gagauz fowk, an the offeecial leid o Gagauzie, Moldovae. Thare are twa dialects, Bulgar Gagauzi an Maritime Gagauzi. This is a different leid frae Balkan Gagauz Turkish [1].

Alphabet[eedit | eedit soorce]

Oreeginally, it uised the Greek alphabet. Beginnin in 1957, the Cyrillic alphabet wis uised. The current Gagauz alphabet is a Latin-based alphabet, modelled efter the Turkish alphabet, wi the addition o twa letters: ‹ä› tae represent the soond o [æ] (as in Azeri) an ‹ţ› tae represent the soond [ts] (as in Romanian/Moldovan).

Cyrillic alphabet[eedit | eedit soorce]

А а Ä ä Б б В в Г г Д д Е е Ё ё
Ж ж Ӂ ӂ З з И и Й й К к Л л М м
Н н О о Ö ö П п Р р С с Т т У у
Ӱ ӱ Ф ф Х х Ц ц Ч ч Ш ш Щ щ Ъ ъ
Ы ы Ь ь Э э Ю ю Я я

Latin alphabet[eedit | eedit soorce]

А а Ä ä B b C c Ç ç D d Е е F f
G g H h I ı İ i J j K k L l M m
N n O o Ö ö Р р R r S s Ş ş T t
Ţ ţ U u Ü ü V v Y y Z z

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Raymond G. Gordon, Jr, ed. 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 15th edition. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics.