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Instructional materials for Sakha (Yakut)

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:30 pm
by Daristani
Those with an interest in the farther reaches of the Turkic language family but lacking in Russian might be interested in this:

A blogger by the name of Justin Smith has translated/adapted the first part of L. N. Kharitonov's Soviet-era Самоучитель якутского языка for English-speakers, including the key to the exercises, and posted it online here: ... nOmMVORVKo

He's evidently still working on the rest of the book, which hopefully will appear eventually.

Re: Instructional materials for Sakha (Yakut)

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:52 pm
by Daristani
Further to this earlier post, Mr. Smith recently completed his translation of the Kharitonov textbook; the complete volume is available here:

The solutions to the exercises in the book are here:

And the vocabulary is here: ... 100120.pdf

For those who DO know Russian, and would like to hear the language spoken, some fairly extensive audio, with explanations in Russian, to "Мин сахалыы билэбин (Я говорю по-якутски)" is available here, but I haven't been able to find the text of this, if it exists: