From the historical Kipchak Turkic to the today's Karaim language: A comparison in terms of the grammatical cases
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The relationship of the modern Karaim language and historical Kipchak Turkic has been pointed out by some studies. After performing a comparative analysis of the case suffixes in the works of the field of the historical Kipchak language that has been the source of today's Karaim language, quite a lot of similarities are observed. These similarities are both seen in respect of morphology and function. In this paper, the case suffixes in the works of the field of Kipchak, being the historical heritage of the Karaim language, shall be analysed using the comparative method. The case suffixes of Codex Cumanicus among the works of the historical Kipchak field shall be compared with the modern Karaim language in terms of form and function. Thus the historical relationship between the Kipchak Turkic and modern Karaim language in terms of the case suffixes shall be proved.