NAMES OF KINSHIP IN THE TURKISH DIALECTS OF SOUTHERN SIBERIA

Mehmet KARA

In this paper, both kinship terms and addressing statements relating to the kinship of Khakassian, Altaic, Tuvian and Shorian Turkish of Southern Siberia, by scanning the dictionaries of them and the equivalents in Turkish of Turkey are presented. The phonetical and semantical commonality in kinship terms between these dialects and Turkish of Turkey are brought out and the etymology of some terms are tried to be found out. By giving information about the common affixes in identified kinship terms, a lot of common words have been identified, especially in addressing kinship terms between these dialects and the accents of Turkish of Turkey. By this study, powerful connection of language, culture and thought between the Turkish of Turkey and other Turkish dialects separated in a distant period geographically and historically is revealed and proved that they are still in common.

Key words: Siberian Turkish dialects, Siberia, Kinship terms, addressing terms