Peace Corps - Kyrgyz Language Lessons
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AudiosKyrgyz- Lesson 1
Kyrgyz- Lesson 2
Kyrgyz- Lesson 3
Kyrgyz- Lesson 4
Kyrgyz- Lesson 5-6
Kyrgyz- Lesson 7-8
This course is based on such communicative functions as "informal and formal greetings", "telling about oneself", "expressing understanding", "expressing likes/dislikes", "expressing one's opinion", "asking for permission", and "stating whether something is right or wrong."
The lessons include the following:
Lesson 1: Informal Greeting
Lesson 2: Formal Greeting
Lesson 3: Telling about Oneself
Lesson 4: Expressing Understanding/Misunderstanding
Lesson 5. Expressing Likes and Dislikes
Lesson 6. Stating Whether Something is Right or Wrong.
Lesson 7. Expressing One's Opinion.
Lesson 8. Asking for Permission.
PROGRAMS THAT USED THIS LANGUAGE
Kyrgyztan: Education, Community Development, Business Development, Health
Kyrgyz is a language of the Turkic language family and one of the main official languages of Kyrgyzstan, the other one being Russian. It is a member of the Kazakh-Nogai subgroup of the Kypchak languages, and modern day language convergence has resulted in an increasing degree of mutual intelligibility between Kyrgyz and Kazakh. Kyrgyz is spoken by about 4 million people in Kyrgyzstan, China, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Pakistan and Russia. Kyrgyz was originally written in the Turkic runes, gradually replaced by an Arabic alphabet (in use until 1928 in USSR, still in use in China). Between 1928 and 1940, the Latin-based Uniform Turkic Alphabet was used.
In 1940 due to general Soviet policy, a Cyrillic alphabet eventually became common and has remained so to this day, though some Kyrgyz still use the Arabic alphabet. When Kyrgyzstan became independent following the Soviet Union's collapse in 1991, there was a popular idea among some Kyrgyz people to make transition to the Latin alphabet (taking in mind a version closer to the Turkish alphabet, not the original alphabet of 19281940), but the plan has not been implemented yet.
Kyrgyz is spoken in: Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
Kyrgyz is also called: Kara, Kara-Kirgiz, Ke'erkez, Kirghiz, Kirghizi, Kirgiz