Kyakhta Russian–Chinese Pidgin


  • Language: Kyakhta Russian–Chinese Pidgin
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  • Language code: xrusk
  • Language family: Pidgin, Russian-based pidgin (SIL classification)
  • Pidgin language
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    Kyakhta Russian–Chinese Pidgin was a contact language (specifically a pidgin) used by Russian and Chinese traders to communicate during the 18th-early 20th century. The pidgin owes its name to the town of Kyakhta, a Russian town on the border with the Qing Empire's Outer Mongolia.

    The Kyakhta Russian–Chinese Pidgin Verb

    Most verbs end in -j/-i:

    There are three tense-aspect markers and a zero-marker:

    The markers are placed after the verb, e.g., погули было "to have walked", погули еса "to be walking", погули буду "will walk"