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What are the (presumably not extinct?) "discrete languages" mentioned, and are they distinct enough to create a language barrier to the people involved? -- WormRunner
A long time ago I asked for a source for the statement that the last speaker died in the 1990s, and none has been provided. I cannot believe that there were still native speakers of classical Chagatay in the twentieth century: might it be a reference to Teke Turkmen, also sometimes known as "Chagatay"? I am therefore going to delete this statement. If anyone finds a source, they can reinstate it. --Sir Myles na Gopaleen (the da) (talk) 16:16, 14 December 2007 (UTC)
of course it's mongolian language. Tsagaadai(old version Chagatai) was a Mongolian. in hystory of Mongolia at that time wasnt anyword turk. all ethnic groups had their names , but not still turk. turk was 1 time after huns there & go way to west after fight. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 23:42, 13 October 2009 (UTC)
It doesn't matter who was what. This is about the language itself, and what matters there is what the language itself was like. This one was like Turkish, not Mongolian. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 01:38, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
What is the distinction (is there as distinction?) between Chagatai and Chagatay? I see that the latter appears to include the former in the Karluk branch of the Turkic language family according to the Infobox. TonySever (talk) 17:01, 20 March 2013 (UTC)