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Происхождение системы хантыйского вокализма
The origin of the Khanty vowel system

Author(s): Juliya Victorovna Normanskaya
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Lexis
Published by: Институт языкознания Российской академии наук
Keywords: Khanty; Proto-Finno-Ugric; umlaut; vocalism; comparative and historical linguistics

Summary/Abstract: The author of the article suggests a new hypothesis of the origin of the Khanty vowels. After E. Khelimski, who proved that in the Khanty dialects vowels of the first syllable were affected by U- and I-umlauts which are presented nowadays in some dialects, the author assumes that similar umlauts were also at the stage of formation of Proto-Khanty from Proto-Finno-Ugric. This hypothesis allows to describe the genesis of the Khanty vocalism practically without any exception.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 03 (14)
  • Page Range: 059-067
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Russian