This Web site hosts information about late Chaghatay (a variety of Middle Turkic spoken in Central Asia) and its descendants, especially those varieties spoken east of the Pamirs: early modern Uyghur (Turki) and modern Uyghur. The information here stems largely from projects directed by Prof. Arienne M. Dwyer of the University of Kansas and C.M. Sperberg-McQueen of Black Mesa Technologies, including:
The project Annotated Turki Manuscripts from the Jarring Collection Online, funded in part by the Henry Luce Foundation.
This project supports
The Uyghur Light Verbs project, funded in part by the U.S. National Science Foundation (BCS-1053152).
This project is now drawing to a close; some final materials may be added or updated in the coming months. Several kinds of information are available:
Credit: Painting of Mahmud al-Kashgari © 1981 by Ghazi Emet.