Languages

Mongolian, Halh

Fact corner

  • Language: Mongolian, Halh
  • Alternate names: HALH, KHALKHA MONGOLIAN, MONGOL, CENTRAL MONGOLIAN, Mongγol kele, Монгол хэл, Mongol khel
  • SIL-code: Ethnologue:khk
  • Language family: Altaic, Mongolian, Eastern, Oirat-Khalkha, Khalkha-Buriat, Mongolian Proper
  • Number of speakers: 2,330,000
  • Script: Cyrillic?

Introduction

The Mongolian language is the best-known member of the Mongolic language family. In Mongolia, the Halh dialect of Mongolian is predominant.

The verb

Sample verb: ongsih'u

Presentongsina
Present continuousongsiss baina
Imperfectongsiss baila
Perfect Iongsiba
Perfect IIongsila
Perfect IIIongsiga
Perfect IVongsisen
Imperativeongsi

Participles

  ongsiass 
  ongsisen 
  ongsitak 

Gerunds

ongsiat 
ongsiss 
ongsital 
ongsiha 
ongsibass 
ongsilar 
ongsisar 
ongsimar 

References

  • Poppe, Nicholas. Grammar of written Mongolian. Porta Linguarum Orientalium. Wiesbaden. 1964.
  • Whymant, A. Neville J.. A Mongolian Grammar. London. 1926.
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