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  1. Modern Mongolian evolved from Middle Mongol, the language spoken in the Mongol Empire of the 13th and 14th centuries. In the transition, a major shift in the vowel-harmony paradigm occurred, long vowels developed, the case system changed slightly, and the verbal system was restructured. Mongolian is related to the extinct Khitan language.

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    • Mongolic, Mongolian
  2. The history of the Mongolian language, both spoken and written, consists of three periods. The divisions of the spoken language are Old, or Ancient, Mongolian (through the 12th century), Middle Mongolian (13th–16th centuries), and New, or Modern, Mongolian (17th century to the present).

  3. Jan 28, 2015 · Mongolian has been used as a language in written form for about eight hundred years now. Before that or till the 13 th century, Mongolian was largely just a spoken language. Thus, there is no evidence to indicate that the language is as old as Sanskrit, Latin or some other language.

  4. History [ edit] The stages of Historical Mongolic are: Pre-Proto-Mongolic, from approximately the 4th century AD until the 12th century AD, influenced by Common Turkic, and previously by Bulgar Turkic. Proto-Mongolic, from approximately the 13th century AD, spoken around the time of Chinggis Khan.

  5. The traditional Mongolian script, used in China and scheduled to be reintroduced as the official written language of Mongolia in 2025, is ultimately of Syriac derivation. It was borrowed from the Turkic Uyghurs, who themselves borrowed it from the Sogdians, an Iranian people.

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  6. Aug 24, 2022 · Most scholars divide the history of the Mongolian language into three periods: Old, or Ancient Mongolian (through the 12th century), Middle Mongolian (13th–16th centuries) New, or Modern Mongolian (17th century to the present). Old Mongolian There are few surviving examples of Old Mongolian.

  7. The Khitan people, who used a para-Mongolic language, [1] founded an empire known as the Liao dynasty (916–1125), and ruled Mongolia and portions of North China, northern Korea, and the present-day Russian Far East .

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