Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Colors

Looking at this list, you'll see both the strong connection between Turkish and the other two languages. More importantly, you'll see just how close together Uighur and Uzbek are. As is noted in the introduction, it really can be hard to tell whether they're separate languages or variants of one tongue.

English / Turkish / Uzbek / Uighur

black / kara / qora / qara
white / ak / oq / aq
red / kızıl / qizil / kizil
blue / mavi / ko’q / kök
green / yeşil / yashil / yeshil
yellow / sarı / sariq / sarik