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learn kazakh through reading: basics 1

Getting Started

This is Kazakh Through Reading, inspired by Teach Yourself Russian Through Reading by Frank Higgenbottom. It assumes you can a) read Cyrillic and b) have the following books:

At least for now. Long term the idea is to make these into exercises, rather than you reading the notes I take as I write this out for the first time :)

Notes

If a consonant is capitalized in a surface form section, it follows the rules in the section. If a vowel is capitalized, it is determined based on vowel harmony (TODO).

Урок 2, Диалог 1

Part 1

K: Кешіріңіз, сіз қазақша сөйлейсіз бе?
R: Извините, Вы говорите по-казахски?

K: Иә, аздал сөйлеймін
R: Да, немного

K: Не ішесіз?
R: Что будете пить?

K: Кофе.
R: Кофе, пожалуйсте.

K: Қантпен әлде сүтпен?
R: С молоком и сахаром?

K: Рахмет, тек сүтпен.
R: Только с молоком, спасибо.

How'd we do?

+Мен {
м = р/й, stem final vowels
б = voiced consonants
п = everything else
+МА {
м = р/й, stem final vowels
б = voiced consonants
п = everything else