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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent resource for linguists and travelers!
I ordered this book almost a year before it was finally published: it was worth the wait! Justin Jon Rudelson has done an amazing job of condensing a highly complex subject into a concise, user-friendly guidebook. As a Russian and Turkish linguist who has also studied Uzbek and made numerous trips to Central Asia, I feel that both from a linguistic standpoint and in...
Published on May 5 1998

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3.0 out of 5 stars A reasonabley good effort
I thought that the structure of the guide is such that it makes it rather difficult for a person to begin to construct his own phrases with what has already been given. There should be more information about the basic grammer of turkic languages.
Published on Dec 28 1998


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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent resource for linguists and travelers!, May 5 1998
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This review is from: Lonely Planet Central Asia Phrasebook (Paperback)
I ordered this book almost a year before it was finally published: it was worth the wait! Justin Jon Rudelson has done an amazing job of condensing a highly complex subject into a concise, user-friendly guidebook. As a Russian and Turkish linguist who has also studied Uzbek and made numerous trips to Central Asia, I feel that both from a linguistic standpoint and in terms of the cultural hints provided that the book is accurate and up-to-date. I also had a friend who just returned from a year in Tajikistan take a look at the book, and he concurred that it appears to be quite accurate.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A useful, easy to use book!, Sept. 2 2001
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This review is from: Lonely Planet Central Asia Phrasebook (Paperback)
I strongly recommend that anyone going to Central Asia get this book. It is full of necessary phrases that will help you get where you need to go. It is very compact and can fit easily into a pocket. It is also very comprehensive, containing large sections of phrases in Uyghur, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Pashto, and Tajik, plus smaller sections on ten other regional languages. Also, it has a section outlining the history of Central Asian languages and certain grammatical/linguistic essentials.
Again, if you are going to Central Asia, invest in this book!
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3.0 out of 5 stars A reasonabley good effort, Dec 28 1998
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This review is from: Lonely Planet Central Asia Phrasebook (Paperback)
I thought that the structure of the guide is such that it makes it rather difficult for a person to begin to construct his own phrases with what has already been given. There should be more information about the basic grammer of turkic languages.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It has lots info with 16 different central asian languages, March 16 1999
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This review is from: Lonely Planet Central Asia Phrasebook (Paperback)
It has good information about meeting people, riding trains, booking hotels, and even seeing a doctor. It has lots of facts about greetings and the countries too. I recomend this book.
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