West Siberian Tatar Names

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Much of the background data for this project was reported in the report by Lawson and Zavyalova "The cultural and language effects of the influence of Russian on West Siberian Tatar names" in the Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, Toronto (Canada), August 17-22, 2008, York University, Toronto, Canada (pp. 637-649). The proceedings of this meeting have been prepared for the web and the report is available at http://pi.library.yorku.ca/dspace/handle/10315/2901. A direct link to the abstract can be found at http://pi.library.yorku.ca/dspace/handle/10315/4000 and a direct link to the article in PDF format can be found at http://pi.library.yorku.ca/dspace/bitstream/handle/10315/4000/icos23_637.pdf?sequence=1

We wish to acknowledge the fine contributions of Julia Paramonova, Tomsk, for the data gathering; Elmira Mindiyarova, Tomsk, for helpful consultations on Tatar life and customs; Noel Harrington, New York City for his audio/visual consultation in preparing this website; Fawzi Yaqub, Department of Mathematics, State University of New York, Fredonia; and the late Ladislav Zgusta, Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Edwin D. Lawson
State University of New York at Fredonia
edlawson@netsync.net
Zinaida S. Zavyalova
Tomsk State Pedagogical University
zzavyaloff@sibmail.com
Farid Alakbarov
Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences
alakbarli_farid@yahoo.com
Richard F. Sheil
State University of New York at Fredonia
sheil@netsync.net
Minulla Mavlyukeev, the native speaker of Tatar. He is from Eushta village.

The following are available as PDF documents, each will open in a new window:

For an abstract of this in Russian, press here

Village Scenes

Tatar Background

Tatar Index

Addenda


Accessing the Names

Order of entry:
  1. English spelling.
  2. Gender.
  3. Russian spelling.
  4. BBC-NYTimes (Easy) Style of Pronunciation
  5. International Phonetic Alphabet style.
  6. Language(s) of origin, if not Tatar, meaning, historical note, if any.
  7. Total frequency of the name.



Click the play button above to hear an example of the speaker pronouncing Bahtiyar



Note that the names are presented in twelve sections. Begin by clicking on one of the sections selected. It will take a short time for the section to load. Then it will begin. To stop, click on the two vertical lines above START. To begin again, click on those lines again. It is also possible to move around in the section by clicking on the white part of the moving green line just above two parallel lines at the left (this turns into a right arrow during the PLAY phase).

Pronunciation of Tatar Names:

Names Beginning with the Letter A

Names Beginning with the Letters B-C-D-E

Names Beginning with the Letter F

Names Beginning with the Letter G

Names Beginning with the Letter H

Names Beginning with the Letters I-J-K-L

Names Beginning with the Letter M

Names Beginning with the Letters N-O

Names Beginning with the Letter R

Names Beginning with the Letters S-SH

Names Beginning with the Letters T-V-Y

Names Beginning with the Letter Z

Addenda (PDF document, opens in new window)

Comments can be directed to edlawson@netsync.net

For further information on names of all kinds, go to the American Name Society site at: http://www.wtsn.binghamton.edu/ANS/


Last Modified 08/12/2010


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