This e-book, now again in print having been unavailable for a few years, is among the most crucial contributions to Turkic and Mongolic linguistics, and to the contentious 'Altaic theory'. Proponents of the speculation carry that Turkish is a part of the Altaic relatives, and that Turkish therefore exists in parallel with Mongolic and Tungusic-Manchu. regardless of the fact of this thought, Gerard Clauson's erudite and vigorously expressed perspectives, established as they have been on a striking wisdom of the lexicon of the Altaic languages and his notable paintings within the box of Turkish lexicography, maintains to command recognize and deserve awareness.
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