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Talysh (tolışə zıvon / толышә зывон / تالشی زَوُن)

Talysh is a Northwestern Iranian language with about 500,000 to 1 million speakers in Gilan and Ardabil provinces in Iran, and in southern parts of Azerbaijan. It has three main clusters of dialects: Northern, Central and Southern, with the Northern dialect spoken in Azerbaijan and Iran, and the others in Iran. There is some mutual intelligibilty between Talysh and Persian.

Talysh is currently written with the Perso-Arabic script in Iran, and with a version of the Latin alphabet in Azerbaijan. In 1929 a Latin-based orthography was devised for Talysh in the Soviet Union, which was replaced by a Cyrillic-based one in 1938, although the latter was not widely used.

Talysh alphabets and pronunciation

Talysh alphabets

Sample text (The Lord's Prayer)

Latin alphabet

Çəmə Pə. Ya osmoni Pə bıdə Iştı nomi mığəddəs bığəton bıdə Iştı podşoəti bo bənə osmoni dınyo dimisən ıştı extiyor bıbu. Çəmə ha rujnə nuni bəmə bıdə. Çəmə qınon bəmə bıbaxş, çoknə ki əmə ıştə ğarzxon bağıştəmiş kardəmon iyən əməni bə imtıhan məkəş, əncəx bevəciətiku bıroxon. Amin.

Cyriliic alphabet

Чәмә Пә. Жа осмони Пә быдә Ышти номи мығәддәс бығәтон быдә Ышты подшоәти бо бәнә осмони дынjо димисән ышты ехтиjор быбj. Чәмә һа рjжнә нjни бәмә быдә. Чәмә qынон бәмә быбахш, чокнә ки әмә ыштә ғарзхон бағыштәмиш кардәмон иjән әмәни бә имтыһан мәкәш, әнҹәх бевәҹиәтикj бырохон. Амин.

Perso-Arabic alphabet

چمه په. ىا اسمنى په بیده ایشتی نامی میغددس بیغتون بیده ایشتی پودشاتی بو بنه اسمنی دینیو دیمیسن ایشتی اختییور بیبو. چمه ها روژنه نونی بمه بیده. چمه قنان بمه بیباخش, چاکنه کی امه ایشته غارزخان بغشتمیش کردمان این امنی به ایمتهان مکش, انجخ بوجیتیکو بیروخان. امین.

Source: http://www.christusrex.org/www1/pater/JPN-talysh.html

Information about Talysh compiled by Wolfram Siegel, with addtional information supplied by Michael Peter Füstumum

Information about Talysh | Numbers in Talysh

Links

Information about the Talysh language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talysh_language
http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=tly

Iranian languages

Avestan, Baluchi, Bartangi, Dari, Gilaki, Ishkashimi, Juhuri, Khufi, Kurdish, Luri, Mazandarani, Ossetian, Oroshor, Persian, Parthian, Pashto, Rushani, Sanglechi, Sarikoli, Shabaki, Shughni, Tajik, Talysh, Tat, Wakhi, Yaghnobi, Zazaki

Other languages written with the Arabic, Latin and Cyrillic alphabets.

Consonant alphabets (Abjads)