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Remarks on the Chinese Character spelling rules used in The Secret History of the Mongols

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Please join us for a lecture by

Professor Kereidjin D Bürgüd

on the

Remarks on the Chinese Character spelling rules used in The Secret History of the Mongols

 Friday, April 25, 2014

at 4:00 pm

in Ballantine Hall, Room 004

Indiana University

Bloomington, Indiana  

An important source for reconstructing Middle Mongolian is The Secret History of the Mongols 元朝秘史, which used Chinese characters to transcribe Mongolian sounds. Within The Secret History of the Mongols, a highly sophisticated unified system of transcription was reached, wherein usages were consistent, clear and precise. This talk will focus on my investigations of Chinese character spelling rules within The Secret History of the Mongols, in order to develop a working understanding of the phonology of 14th Century Chinese Characters, with an eye towards reconstructing Middle Mongolian by parallel means in the future.

Professor Kereidjin D Bürgüd (Fnu Burigude) has a Ph.D. in language and culture from Osaka University, Japan, 2009.  She is an Associate Professor of Mongolic languages from the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and is currently a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University.

Co-hosted by:

The Mongolia Society

The Department of Central Eurasian Studies

Inner Asia and Uralic National Resource Center

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Kereidjin D Bürgüd
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Friday, April 25, 2014
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