A Yearbook Written in Khorezmian Turkic Language which Describes the Characteristics of 12 Years of the Calendar with 12 Zodiac Animals
(55th Meeting, 2012)
A yearbook describing the characteristics of each year of the calendar with 12 zodiac animals is present between the folios with No. 64b-67b of a macmua comprising 224 folios registered at Moscow State Archive, Ancient Works, Fonds N 181, 1448.
According to the Yearbook, the New Year is the year of sıçkan, namely the mouse. Then comes respecttively sıgır, bars, tawuşkan, lu, yılan, yılkı, koy, miçin, tawuk, it and tonguz years.
The language of the text is Khorezmian Turkic language. Some of the names of years differ from the names of years in the periods of Köktürk-Uyghur and Karakhanid Turkic.
The New Year, year of sıçgan is the same in Kara- khanid Turkic but named the year of küskü ~ küsgü in Köktürk-Uyghur Turkic.
The second year, the year of sıgır is named the year of ud in Köktürk-Uyghur and Karakhanid Turkic calendars. The 7th year, the year of yılkı is named the year of yund ~ yunt in Köktürk-Uyghur and Karakhanid Turkic calen- dars. The 8th year, the year of miçin is named the year of biçin, namely the year of monkey in Köktürk-Uyghur and Karakhanid Turkic calendars and the 9th year, the year of tawuk is named the year of takagu in Köktürk-Uyghur and Karakhanid Turkic calendars.
The 4th year, the year of tawışgan and the 10th year, the year of tawuk are expressed with the phone of f with three dots seen in Karakhanid – Khorezmian Turkic.
We will describe the characteristics of the 12 years in the declaration and the text will be placed in its spot in the history of Turkish culture.