Wednesday, January 19, 2011

ქართული ენა

There has been a lot of talk in the Polyglot Community about the Georgian Language lately. Georgian is one of the South Caucasian Languages. Like many major languages in the Caucasus region, Georgian has several dialects which are all mutually intelligible.

The most obvious trait about Georgian is its alphabet,  Mkhedruli. Mkhedruli has a very ancient feel to it. The shapes of each letter remind me of something that would have been used five thousand years ago in isolated mountain regions. The Mkhedruli alphabet has 33 letters in common use. The alphabet evolved, and lost many of its original letters. All current letters in the Mkhedruli alphabet correspond to the sounds of the Georgian language.

Georgian is an agglutinative language. This means words which are formed by joining morphemes together. As you should already know, a morpheme is the smallest component of a word with meaning. A morpheme is composed of phonemes, which are the smallest distinctive human sounds.

If you are interested in learning the Georgian language, you can visit the Youtube Channel of Century66. He also has a blog. Here are other Gerogian channels: Cyxymu  GeorgianNewsDirect Geoarmyge KingdomofGeorgia InvestinGeorgia   WelcometoGeorgia  FirstCaucasian          

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