A Handbook of Kyrgyz Grammar

Kyrgyz is a Turkic language of Central Asia. It is a national language of the Kyrgyz Republic, but is also spoken in some areas of China and Kazakhstan.

This is a short exposition of certain essential points of Kyrgyz grammar. It was not originally intended as a primary teaching text, but rather to be used on the fly.


Sounds and alphabetEdit

1.1 Sounds and Alphabet
1.2 Voiced and Voiceless Consonants
1.3 Suffixes and Vowel Harmony

Word orderEdit

2.1 Word Order

ArticlesEdit

3.1 Articles

NounsEdit

Nouns
4.1 Introduction to the Case System
4.2 Meaning of Cases
4.2.1 Nominative
4.2.2 Genitive
4.2.3 Dative
4.2.4 Accusative
4.2.5 Locative
4.2.6 Ablative
4.3 Plural
4.4 Pronouns
4.4.1 Personal and Demonstrative Pronouns
4.4.2 The Reflexive Pronoun

Simple SentencesEdit

Simple Sentences
5.1 Equational Sentences (e.g., "She is a doctor.")
5.1.1 Negation of Equational Sentences (e.g., "She is not a doctor.")
5.1.2 Past Tense of Equational Sentences (e.g., "She was a doctor.")
5.2 "There is;" "There are;" "There is not;" "There are not"
5.3 "Here is;" "Here are"
[[A Handbook of Kyrgyz Grammar/Simple_Sentences#.E2.80.9CTo_Have.E2.80.9D| 5.4 "To Have"

Interrogative wordsEdit

VerbsEdit

Conjunctions and other particlesEdit

AdjectivesEdit

AdverbsEdit

PostpositionsEdit

NumbersEdit

Works ConsultedEdit

Last modified on 19 December 2010, at 21:08