Aghul (Агъул чӀал)

Aghul is spoken mainly in southern Dagestan in Russia, and also in Azerbaijan by about 28,300 people. It belongs to the Eastern Samur group of the Lezgic branch of the Northeast Caucasian language family.

Aghul has been used to some extent in newspapers, there are is also an Aghul dictionary, a grammar and an Aghul translation of parts of the bible.

Aghul alphabet and pronunciation

Aghul alphabet and pronunciation

Information about Aghul pronunciation complied by Wolfram Siegel

Sample text

2 Іисайи пуная гебурис: - ДуьгІе акье миштти: «Дад, Ве ттур гирами хьурай; Ве Паччагьвел адирай. 3 ТІалаб аркьая чин Вакес гьер ягьас гуни. 4 Гъил гьушен че гунагьарилас, чинна гьил гьуршанду кІилди час Іайвелар аркьаттарилас. ХІа темехІера хьас амарта час».

Source: http://198.62.75.1/www1/pater/JPN-aghul.html

Transliteration

2 ˡisaji punaja geburisi: - Du’gˡe ak’e mištti: "Dad, Ve ttur girami x’uraj; Ve Paččag’vel adiraj.3 Tˡalab ark’aja čin Vakes g’er jag’as guni. 4 G″il g’ušen če gunag’arilas, činna g’il g’uršandu kˡildi čas ˡajvelar ark’attarilas. Xˡa temexˡera x’as amarta čas."

Translation

2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. 3 Give us day by day our daily bread. 4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
Lord's Prayer from Luke, 11: 2-4 [Source]

Links

Information about Aghul language and people
http://www.eki.ee/books/redbook/aguls.shtml
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aghul_language
http://www.phonetics.ucla.edu/appendix/languages/agul/agul.html
http://archive.phonetics.ucla.edu/Language/AGX/agx.html
http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=agx

Aghul sample text with recording
http://titus.fkidg1.uni-frankfurt.de/texte/caucasica/aghul/mnasr.htm

Aghul-English dictionary
http://www.freelang.net/online/aghul.php

Northeast Caucasian languages

Aghul, Akhvakh, Andi, Archi, Avar, Bagvalal, Bats, Botlikh, Budukh, Caucasian Albanian, Chamalal, Chechen, Dargwa, Godoberi, Hinukh, Hunzib, Ingush, Karata, Khinalug, Khwarshi, Kryts, Kubachi, Lak, Lezgian, Rutul, Tabassaran, Tindi, Tsakhur, Tsez, Udi

Other languages written with the Cyrillic alphabet