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1.       Nidi Yeni
7 posts
 10 May 2013 Fri 08:48 am

Hello All / Iyi günaydin  {#emotions_dlg.koffie}  !

I need to ask , what is your opinion about turkish-hungarian relationship/common roots/ common words etc.? 

I´m hungarian and it´s  interesting me so much,  what turkish / of course, if you are not turkish, your comment important also /   people thinking about it?

Teşekkürler!  {#emotions_dlg.rolleyes}

2.       Abla
3642 posts
 11 May 2013 Sat 09:10 am

The idea of Hungarians rooting from ancient Huns and Schytians is more a political than a linguistic view. I wrote about it here a few weeks ago:

 

http://www.turkishclass.com/forumTitle_56314

 

The concept of a cognate language may be somewhat dizzy to Hungarian people because Hungarian has no close sister language and the similarities between Hungarian and the Baltic languages are so complicated I probably would not be able to name them right now without checking them from somewhere even though I am a Fennist. If there is a connection between Uralic and Altaic languages it is still further in the history and should have no relevance in the present day languages.

 

Sorry if I am being dull but the question about the common origin of Hungarians and Turks is too complicated to be solved by speakers of either of the languages.

 

People are fascinated with origins. Language contacts are more interesting to me. There is proof that close contacts at some point of history are likely to have an effect on both the languages that take part in these contacts. For instance, it is not only Turkish that has affected Macedonian but Western Turkish dialects have Macedonian features in their structure as well. Probably Hungarian also has more traces of Turkish than Finnish, for instance, but they are not there because of a common origin but because of a neighborhood and coexistence later in history.

 

Btw, Huns were probably Turkic people but Schytians were Indo-Europeans. So...

3.       Nidi Yeni
7 posts
 12 May 2013 Sun 10:59 am

Günaydin Abla,

My intention was not political w this question of course. Thanks for your opinion.  

Quoting Abla

The idea of Hungarians rooting from ancient Huns and Schytians is more a political than a linguistic view. I wrote about it here a few weeks ago:

 

http://www.turkishclass.com/forumTitle_56314

 

The concept of a cognate language may be somewhat dizzy to Hungarian people because Hungarian has no close sister language and the similarities between Hungarian and the Baltic languages are so complicated I probably would not be able to name them right now without checking them from somewhere even though I am a Fennist. If there is a connection between Uralic and Altaic languages it is still further in the history and should have no relevance in the present day languages.

 

Sorry if I am being dull but the question about the common origin of Hungarians and Turks is too complicated to be solved by speakers of either of the languages.

 

People are fascinated with origins. Language contacts are more interesting to me. There is proof that close contacts at some point of history are likely to have an effect on both the languages that take part in these contacts. For instance, it is not only Turkish that has affected Macedonian but Western Turkish dialects have Macedonian features in their structure as well. Probably Hungarian also has more traces of Turkish than Finnish, for instance, but they are not there because of a common origin but because of a neighborhood and coexistence later in history.

 

Btw, Huns were probably Turkic people but Schytians were Indo-Europeans. So...

 

 

 

4.       si++
3785 posts
 19 May 2013 Sun 10:34 am

Well,

 

I have never met an Hungarian personally (it´s strange because I have met many other nationalities so far) but I chatted with some of them on some forums. Those whom I chatted with were positive to me (at least were not negative).

 

I know we have a common past. Our languages are similar. We have many common words. I posted some messages about them here on this site as well.

 

I´m pretty sure Turkish should be an easy language to learn for an Hungarian. The same is true for us Turks that your language should be an easy one to learn though I have never attempted such a thing so far.

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