Crystallising Mongolian Grammar


Монгол хэлний хэлзүй
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Although there are some very good grammars and textbooks of Mongolian, they do not always provide good coverage of the modern colloquial. Grammars mostly deal with the written language and are skewed towards morphology. Textbooks understandably focus on the correct standard language. As a result, the gap between traditional approaches and the modern colloquial remains a wide one.

This quasi-blog is my attempt to piece together aspects of Mongolian grammar, especially of the spoken language, that are not satisfactorily covered in most existing sources. I wish to acknowledge my debt to the Grammar Forest blog by "naagiiruu" as an inspiration for starting this blog.

The first few posts originally appeared at Parsesnips: a study of grammar in prose.

Articles

Modal particles: бол? / бол уу? (A compilation from grammar books and text books) 12 Feb 2017
Modal particles: шүү (A compilation from grammar books and text books) 25 Dec 2016
Two neglected Mongolian imperatives 23 Dec 2016
Modal particles: тийм ээ / тээ (A compilation from grammar books and text books) 18 Dec 2016
Modal particles: юм уу / юм бэ (A compilation from grammar books and text books) 15 Dec 2016
Modal particles: билүү / билээ (A compilation from grammar books and text books) 11 Dec 2016
Modal particles: биз дээ (A compilation from grammar books and text books) 10 Dec 2016