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Tugusheva L. / 莉莉姬•圖古舍娃. On the Influence of the Written Form of the Word on its Pronunciation (According to Early Medieval Uighur Texts) / 單詞的書寫形式對其發音的影响——以中世紀早期的 回鶄文獻爲例 // Dunhuang Studies: Prospects and Problems for the Coming Second Century of Research / 敦煌學:第二個百年的研究視角與問題. St. Petersburg: Slavia Publishers, 2012. P. 261—262.


The problem of the correlation between the written forms of the words in ancient literary texts and their phonetic forms is the part of the vast field of comparative-historical linguistics. In this paper we will consider only the correlation between the graphic and phonetic forms of a single term - of the name of deity Zervan. Iranian in its origin, this deity was considered the supreme deity of Zervanism and the personification of chronos (time) and destiny. According to the data of the written sources, Sogdians knew Zervanism already in the beginning of the 4th c.,1 and it can be supposed that in the Central Asia Zervanism was brought by people, traders in particular, from the eastern part of the Sogdiana. At any rate there can be hardly any doubt that the term Zervan was brought to Central Asia by some of the Iranian peoples...

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Brahma
Eastern Turkestan
Manichaeism
Old Turkic Buddhist literature
Zervan

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