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Is the origin of the Mongolian script fully established?

There is some confusion caused by the fact that Old Turkic Script is also known as Turkic Runes, which is a metaphoric application of the term applied to Germanic alphabets. Old Turkic Script is a ...
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Is "Qadaqan" Mongolian or Turkish?

The modern Persian word pronounced /γadaγan/ means “prohibition” and the like; it is spelt both as غدغن and as قدغن. It can hardly be a native Persian word. I have searched for it in Clauson’s “...
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Does anyone knows a work on Mongolian loanwords in Turkic languages?

I recommend ESKİ VE ORTA TÜRKÇEDE MOĞOLCA KELİMELER by Tuncer Gülensoy. Not only does it have a good summary, it also includes lots of sources for that topic. I also recommend this paper: ...
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Does anyone knows a work on Mongolian loanwords in Turkic languages?

The standard work on Turkish etymology is Clauson's "Etymological dictionary of pre-thirteenth-century Turkish".
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Is Mongolian "шинэ" / "ᠰᠢᠨ᠎ᠠ", meaning "new", a borrowing of Chinese "新"?

It is indeed possible for Khalkha Mongolian шинэ šine to be related in some way to Chinese 新 xīn “new”, but it is hard to say for sure. The term might be a borrowing the Middle Chinese (c. from 4th to ...
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Is the origin of the Mongolian script fully established?

The Mongolian script clearly derives from Old Turkish script, which derives from Sogdian script, which is a descendant of Achaemenid Aramaic script. Sogdian script cannot be described as “runes” and ...
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was old Mongolic similar to old Turkic

For Turkish and Mongolian the situation is similar to the case of Mongolian and Tungusic asked in a prior question: To our best current knowledge, there is no provable genetic relationship.
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Can Tungusic and Mongolic be a language family that has same root

Many people before were intrigued by the same question but the current consensus seems to be that Manchu-Tungus and Mongolian are independent language families for which no common root can be ...
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From which language was the Finnish word for "language" derived?

The "Altaic" languages are generally not considered a valid group, not to speak of Ural-Altaic, so the words you mention do not go back to one original source, but rather to two separate sources, one ...
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