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Mongolian consists of several dialects, including Chakhar, Kharchin, and the Oirat dialects. Linguists count further sub-dialects as a part of Mongolian, including the dialect groups of the Jerim, the Juu Uda, the Ulan Tsab, and the Shilingol, as well as those in Outer Mongolia. If you have texts that need to be translated into or from Mongolian, we are happy to assist you. Simply write us an email or give us a call!
The development of the Mongolian language
With regard to its linguistic anthropological development, the Mongolian language can be divided into Proto-Mongolic of the early Middle Ages, Middle Mongol, which was spoken until the seventeenth century, and modern Mongolian. Generally Mongolian shows similarities to Turkish and the Tungusic languages. The syllable structure is simple; there are seven vowels. Mongolian basically has no articles and the verb is always at the end of the sentence. The development of the Mongolian written language goes back to the vertically written Old Uyghur alphabet created by the scribe named Tatar-Tonga. Tatar-Tonga had been taken as a prisoner of war and was tasked by the Mongol leader, Genghis Khan, to develop a script for his people. He did as he was told and adapted his script to the specific characteristics and qualities of the Mongolian language. And thus the Mongolian script, which is still used in parts of Mongolia today, was born. Buddhist monks created many different forms and variants of this script which they then developed even further. Some of these subtypes are still used by tribal groups in Asia today. Old documents that have remained preserved since this time period are inscriptions on stone. However, the Mongolians also used the Arabic, Tibetan, and the Chinese scripts to put their ideas in written form. Do you need a professional translation into or from Mongolian? We have you covered. Our experienced project managers will advise you individually and are guaranteed to find the best translator for your project. You can simply email us your text, use the request form located on the right hand side, or give us a call.
The Mongolian language today
Just before the Second World War the Latin alphabet was adopted and implemented in Mongolia. However, soon thereafter the Soviet Union began to exert pressure on Mongolia to use the Cyrillic alphabet and was successful. Today, the classic Mongolian script is being taught in schools, even though it holds no official status. It only serves symbolic purposes while the Cyrillic alphabet is officially used. The traditional Mongolian script is only still common in the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia. All past efforts to replace this script with the Latin or Cyrillic alphabet have failed. We however are happy to translate your texts from Mongolian into any language and vice versa. We look forward to your email or your call!
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