Professor György Kara, an outstanding member of academia, celebrated his 80th birthday recently. His students and colleagues commemorate this occasion with papers on a wide range of topics in Altaic Studies, with a focus on the literacy, culture and languages of the steppe civilizations.
Ákos Bertalan Apatóczky, Ph.D. (1974), Károli University Budapest, is an Associate Professor at that university. A specialist of Chinese bilingual works he published monographs and numerous articles including those on Yiyu (Global Oriental, 2009) and the "Translation chapter" of the Lulongsai lüe (Brill, 2016).
Christopher P. Atwood, Ph.D. (1964), is Professor in the East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department at the University of Pennsylvania. His works include Young Mongols and Vigilantes in Inner Mongolia's Interregnum Decades (2002), and Encyclopedia of Mongolia and the Mongol Empire (2004).
Béla Kempf, Ph.D. (1976), University of Szeged, is a subject librarian of the Oriental Collection, Klebelsberg Library and a specialist in Mongolic historical linguistics.
Foreword Preface List of Figures and Tables
1 The Yibu (譯部) Chapter of the Lulongsai lüe (盧龍塞略) Ákos Bertalan Apatóczky
2 Middle Turkic Dialects as Seen in Chinese Transcriptions from the Mongol Yuan Era Christopher P. Atwood
3 The Scent of a Woman: Allegorical Misogyny in a Sa skya pa Treatise on Salvation in Pre-Classical Mongolian Verse Brian Baumann
4 Some Aspects of the Language Usage of Darkhat and Oirat Female Shamans Ágnes Birtalan
5 Some Remarks on Page Fragments of a Mongol Book of Taoist Content from Qaraqota Otgon Borjigin
6 Pronouns and Other Terms of Address in Khalkha Mongolian Benjamin Brosig
7 Past Tenses, Diminutives and Expressive Palatalization: Typology and the Limits of Internal Reconstruction in Tungusic José Andrés Alonso de la Fuente
8 From Tatar to Magyar: Notes on Central Eurasian Ethnonyms in -r Juha Janhunen
9 A Mongolian Text of Confession Olivér Kápolnás and Alice Sárközi
10 The Role of Ewenki VgV in Mongolic Reconstructions Bayarma Khabtagaeva
11 Contraction, anticipation et persévération en mongol xalx : quelques réflexions Jacques Legrand
12 The Dongxiang (Santa) Ending -ğuŋ and Its Allies Hans Nugteren
13 Sino-Mongolica in the Qırġız Epic Poem Kökötöy’s Memorial Feast by Saġımbay Orozbaq uulu Daniel Prior
14 Badəkšaan Elisabetta Ragagnin
15 Kollektaneen zum Uigurischen Wörterbuch: Zwei Weisheiten und Drei Naturen im Uigurischen Buddhismus Von Klaus Röhrborn
16 Some Medical and Related Terms in Middle Mongɣol Volker Rybatzki
17 Reflexes of the *VgV and *VxV Groups in the Mongol Vocabulary of the Sino-Mongol Glossary Dada yu/Beilu yiyu (Late 16th–Early 17th Cent.) Pavel Rykin
18 Early Serbi-Mongolic—Tungusic Lexical Contact: Jurchen Numerals from the 室韋 Shirwi (Shih-wei) in North China Andrew Shimunek
19 On the Phenomeno-Logic behind some Mongolian Verbs Ines Stolpe and Alimaa Senderjav
20 Spelling Variation in Cornelius Rahmn’s Kalmuck Manuscripts as Evidence for Sound Changes Jan-Olof Svantesson
21 Four Tungusic Etymologies Alexander Vovin
22 Zum Werktitel mongolischer Texte seit dem 17. Jahrhundert Michael Weiers
23 The Last-Words of Xiao Chala Xianggong in Khitan Script Wu Yingzhe
24 Proper Names in the Oirat Translation of “The Sutra of Golden Light” Natalia Yakhontova
Tabula gratulatoria Index
All interested in philology and linguistics as well as in the history and cultures of the Eurasian steppe civilizations.