What language is this?

Paul Hopper hopper at cmu.edu
Thu Apr 12 01:56:23 UTC 2007


Laz?



> Does anyone recognize this language? I got this version of the lyrics off
> the Internet. Supposedly, it's Turkish, but a local Turkish speaker does
> not recognize ANY of the words.   The "v" varies among a /w/, /v/, and
> voiced bilabial fricative. The"ç" sounds like the voiceless alveopalatal
> affricate we spell "ch".  The "x" is a voiceless velar fricative.
> Otherwise, the letters have their IPA values. I have it on a collection of
> Turkish songs that one dances Turkish dances to. You can sample the song
> on the Internet, but I don't have the proper player software.
> 
> Help?
> 
> Ma bulur abu abu A mskva bozo memagu Memagusis Vixeli T ora kogovaxeli
> 
> Emine apiçxuri Daçxur ore daçxuri Moxti çkim oputeşa Var gagnasen
> çaçxuri
> 
> Emine 3ulu 3ulu Burgulepe ma3unu Emine skani-şeni Tolepe omam3unu
> 
> Anderina naşk'vare Axir oxoriskani Mot var gokomocaman Gululun oraskani
> 
> 
> Dr. Johanna Rubba, Associate Professor, Linguistics Linguistics Minor
> Advisor English Department California Polytechnic State University, San
> Luis Obispo E-mail: jrubba at calpoly.edu Tel.: 805.756.2184 Dept. Ofc. Tel.:
> 805.756.2596 Dept. Fax: 805.756.6374 URL:
> http://www.cla.calpoly.edu/~jrubba
> 
> 
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