Yakut language resources – Language Links Database

Yakut -  also known as Yakutian, Sakha, Saqa or Saxa, is a Turkic language with around 450,000 native speakers spoken in Sakha (Yakutia), a federal republic in the Russian Federation, by the Yakuts. The Yakut language differs from all other Turkic languages in the presence of a layer of vocabulary of unclear origin (possibly Paleo-Siberian). There are also a large number of words of Mongolian origin related to ancient borrowings, as well as numerous recent borrowings from Russian. Like other Turkic languages and their ancestor Proto-Turkic, Yakut is an agglutinative language and employs vowel harmony.


More information: Wikipedia

 Native speakers: 450,000 (2010 census)

 Native to: Russia

Yakut Grammar and Pronunciation

  • Omniglot.com - Language, pronunciation and alphabet
  • MustGo.com - Structure, writing & alphabet
  • Sakhatyla.ru - Yakut language grammar in Russian
  • LanguagesGulper.com - Phonology, grammar, script & orthography
  • https://e.nlrs.ru/ - "The Concise Grammar of the Yakut Language" -  Dmitriy Khitrov (compiler)1858
  • ResearchGate.net - "Possessive Constructions in the Yakut Language" -  “Grammatical forms of the category of possessiveness are examined, the main phonetic changes in the use of possessive affixes are described, and its role in a word-form among other formal indicators and modifiers is described. More detailed research is dedicated to the main morphological method formed by the means of special forms, so-called affixes of possessiveness regarded as a form of inflection, as well as a word-formation.”

Yakut Reading Materials

Yakut Dictionaries

  • Glosbe.com
  • Freelang.net
  • https://wold.clld.org/ - “The vocabulary contains 1588 meaning-word pairs ("entries") corresponding to core LWT meanings from the recipient language Sakha. The corresponding text chapter was published in the book Loanwords in the World's Languages. The language page Sakha contains a list of all loanwords arranged by donor languoid.”
  • https://folkways.today/ - “The Talking Yakut (Sakha) Phrasebook”  - "The Talking Phrasebook Series presents useful phrases and words in side-by-side translation and with audio files specifically geared to help students work on listening skills and pronunciation. Each entry below, divided by category, features an English word or phrase in the left column and its Russian translation in the right. The Russian is presented in in English transliteration on top and in the original Cyrillic below that.”
  • https://kyym.ru/ - Online Yakut News

Yakut Listening and Video Resources

TV / Video / Movies

  • YouTube - Learn Yakut Language YT Channel -  “Hi everyone!  This page is for learning Yakut (Sakha) language.  I make whatever material I can to add to the absolute vacuum of Yakut language learning materials.  Thanks and enjoy!”
  • YouTube - Basic phrases in Sakha (Yakut)
  • YouTube - The Sound of the Yakut language (Numbers, Greetings, The Book of Psalms)
  • PodcastAddict.com - News Testament in Yakut Language Podcast
  • http://nvk-online.ru/ - TV Station Online


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