Proceedings 1998

Writing in the Altaic World. Papers Presented at the 41st Meeting of the Permanent International Altaistic Conference (PIAC), Held at Majvik Castle, Kyrkslätt, Finland on July 5 to 10, 1998. Ed. by Juha Janhunen and Volker Rybatzki. (Helsinki, 1999). Finnish Oriental Society, Studia Orientalia, Vol. 87.

Contents

Preface    9–12
List of Participants    13-15
Michael Balk & Juha Janhunen: A new approach to the Romanization of Written Mongol    17–27
A. A. Burykin: Morphological aspects of the language of the Jurchen script    29–39
Okan Daher: Orthographical traditions among the Tatar minority in Finland    41–48
Bayir Dugarov: Geser Boɣda-yin Sang: A little-known Buryat-Mongolian sutra    49–61 (incl. 6 pp. of ill.)
Ahmet B. Ercilasun: The acceptance of the Latin alphabet in the Turkish World    63–69
Bilge Ercilasun: The beginning of Runic studies in Turkey    71–77
Roger Finch: Korean Hankul and the h̠P‘ags-pa script    79–100
Stephane Grivelet: Scriptal environment in Mongolia    101–107
Harry Halen: Baron Mannerheim’s hunt for ancient Central Asian manuscripts    109–16
Richard W. Howell: Four morphs and a matrix    117–122
Wu Hugjiltu: On contraction in Mongolian ḥP‘ags-pa documents    123–131
Kam Tak-sing: The romanization of early Manchu regnal names    133–148
Zeynep Korkmaz: Das arabische Alphabet und die türkische Sprache    149–158
Liu Fengzhu: Seventy years of Khitan Small Script studies    159–169
Ruth I. Meserve: Writing on man or animal    171–186
Hidehiro Okada: Haslund’s «Toregut Rarelro» rediscovered    187–194
Ellara Omakaeva, Tamara Esenova & Nina Kokshaeva: Kalmyk history and traditions as reflected in Oirat manuscripts    195–200
Tatiana A. Pang: The Manchu script reform of 1632: New data and new questions    201–206
Volker Rybatzki: Punctuation rules in the Toñuquq inscription?    207–225
Alice Sárkőzi: The magic of writing—edible charms    227–234
Wolfgang-E. Scharlipp: Inverted syntax in early Turkish texts    235–243
Giovanni Stary: Manchu names and some problems concerning their transcription    245–251
Aloïs van Tongerloo: The importance of writing in the Central Asian Manichaean milieu    253–261
Edward Tryjarski: Some novelties of the Runica Bulgarica    263–274
Hartmut Walravens: Eine kaiserliche Siegelsammlung in chinesischer und mandjurischer Sprache    275–297
D. D. Wassiljew: Datenbasen für türkische Runeninschriften: Epitaphische Epigraphik aus Südsibirien    299–303
David C. Wright: Was Chinggis Khan literate?    305–312
Jitka Zamrazilová-Jakmyr: Script, language, and narration in Old Turkic texts    313–319
Peter Zieme: Das Qiānzìwén bei den alten Uiguren    321–326 (incl. 1 page of ill.)