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By Irina Nikolaeva

ISBN-10: 3110186896

ISBN-13: 9783110186895

"The historic Dictionary of Yukaghir" has major reasons. First, it really is meant as a comparatively entire resource of knowledge at the lexicon of Yukaghir. Tundra and Kolyma Yukaghir are heavily comparable, hugely endangered languages spoken within the severe North-East of Siberia. No smooth complete lexicographic description of those languages is offered for the overseas linguistic neighborhood. The dictionary offers all identified kinds of Yukaghir in comparative structure. a number of the fabrics incorporated come from released resources, others have been received via the writer via fieldwork and are released for the 1st time. The dictionary additionally comprises examples of now extinct early varieties of Yukaghir, which started to be recorded within the overdue seventeenth century. moment, the dictionary offers a primary reconstruction of the typical ancestor of all recognized Yukaghir types. The proto-Yukaghir stems are proven in line with inner reconstruction, comparability among a variety of Yukaghir idioms, and exterior info. even if the dictionary doesn't try to offer etymologies for all Yukaghir phrases, it comprises attainable cognates of a few Yukaghir stems from different languages, almost always Uralic and Altaic. given that Yukaghir types usually are not merely mentioned of their smooth form yet are reconstructed, the dictionary will supply a starting place for destiny etymological paintings and give a contribution to investigating the genetic association of Yukaghir, frequently labeled as remoted. The booklet may also be invaluable for linguists drawn to the far-off genetic family among language households and the reconstruction of the ethnic and linguistic state of affairs in prehistoric northern Asia.

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In other words, the lack of rounding harmony is here secondary. 2. Harmony of short vowels after the first foot After the first foot the harmony is mainly restricted to short non-high vowels. 6), are harmony-neutral. 1, the only short non-high vowel after the first foot is a. In roots and derivational suffixes this vowel can harmonize to the vowels of the first foot. Unlike in the first foot, this kind of harmony is optional. Some speakers always pronounce a, while in the pronunciation of other speakers this vowel shows partial harmony in frontness and roundness to the vowel(s) of the first foot in the following manner.

As was shown above, rounding harmony does not operate in this case. Short vowels other than ə do not lengthen in this context. 7-(Qualitative), and К -šaj-/-šej-, -daj-l-dej-, T -raj-l-rej-, -taj/-tej- (Perfective Transitive). (15a) illustrates the Diminutive, and (15b) the Evidential. Introduction342 (15) a. a:čə po:rə önmə ejmə ača:-de: pora:-de: önme:-de: ejme:-de: reindeer spring mind price b. joγortəjaqtəegetəejrə- joγorta:-l'əl jaqtar-Гэ! -1'əl to wound to sing to put, to raise to walk This lengthening is caused by the need to parse the word into bimoraic feet (see Nikolaeva 1998 for details).

37-41, (iv) № 137, pp. 9-12, (v) № 137, pp. 13-16, and (vi) № 137, pp. 17-20. These contain many copying mistakes and are not considered here. Copies (i), (ii) and (v) as well as the main copy have the following title (the English translation is mine): Translation of Russian sentences into Koryak, Chukchi and Yukaghir with a separate indication of each language made in the fortress of Gižiga according to the printed book sent by Mr. Timofej Šmalev. Copies (iii) and (iv) have a different title: Translation from Russian into Koryak, Chukchi and Yukaghir made by the commander of the Okhotsk port Captain Leutenant Zubov via interpreters.

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