Gerhard Doerfer


The situation dealt with in this article is quite different from of the other papers which I intend to write in this journal: Whereas the investigation of Khalaj and Khorasan Turkic (and to some degree even the classification of Tungus) is, so to say, new ground in Altaic linguistics, the reconstruction of PTu. (for abbreviations cf. chapter 1.8) is a well-ploughed field. However, since this is a sophisticated problem we continually find new ideas on the subject.