- December 28, 2018 at 11:42 am #474654
Turkic peoples are neighbors of Slavs probably from the times of Huns who presumably were (at least partially) Turkic. Today Slavic country of Bulgaria was initially founded by the Bulgarian Turkic tribe. Russian state was strongly influenced by mostly Turkic Golden Orda. And South Slavs were impacted by Ottoman Turkey.
Slavic languages most influenced by Turkic languages are in my opinion Bulgarian and Russian, in smaller extent Ukrainian and Serbian as well (or am I wrong?).
I hope that our Bulgarian and Russian friends help to fill this topic.
But be careful. Some words borrowed by Slavs from Turkic languages are not really Turkic but have Mongol, Persian or Arabian origin.December 28, 2018 at 11:47 am #474655
From Turkic “kazak” – “vagrant, free warrior”
In fact the word “Kazakh” (from which “Kazakhstan” is derived) is exactly the same word.
Initially it was “Kazak”, “k” was replaced by “kh” just to distinguish it from the Russian “kazak”.December 30, 2018 at 12:05 am #474683
Bulgarian Turkic tribe? What’s that? If you’re talking about the Bulgars, their presumed Turkic origin is highly debatable in light of the modern historiography.
Otherwise, even the most hardcore supporters of the Turkic-origin thesis have managed to gather only about 15 supposedly Turkic words of Bulgar origin. Words like biser (pearl), chertog (palace), bъbrek (kidney), kumir (idol), kniga (book, though that one’s supposedly Chinese in origin – kuan), beleg (scar/mark), kolchan (quiver), korem (belly), pale (puppy), toyaga (staff).January 2, 2019 at 4:23 am #474699
I see that we definitely need a separate topic:
Iranian loanwords in Slavic languagesJanuary 2, 2019 at 4:37 am #474702January 2, 2019 at 5:00 am #474707
It’s difficult to read or search in Bulgarian dictionaries words where Latin and Cyrillic characters are mixed. Could You please use only Cyrillic characters for Bulgarian words? (As far as I know Bulgarians do not have own version of Latin ABC as Serbians and Belorusians?)
Thank You.January 2, 2019 at 5:04 am #474708
The origin of “кумиръ” is unknown. May be it’s Semitic.January 2, 2019 at 5:07 am #474710
“бисер” is Arabic
“чертог” is PersianJanuary 2, 2019 at 5:10 am #474711January 2, 2019 at 1:16 pm #474754
NikeBGParticipant@nikebgMarch 14, 2019 at 8:20 am #478098
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