Reflection of the Proto‐Permic final vowels of the second syllable in Erzya Cover Image

Отражение прафинно-пермских конечных гласных второго слога в эрзянском языке
Reflection of the Proto‐Permic final vowels of the second syllable in Erzya

Author(s): Vadim Ponaryadov
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Morphology, Syntax
Published by: Институт языкознания Российской академии наук
Keywords: the Erzya language; the Mordvin languages; Proto-Finno-Permic; vowels; reflection

Summary/Abstract: The article investigates the development of Proto-Finno-Permic final vowels in the Erzya language. It is demonstrated that disappearance of the etymological final *a occurs only after *a of the first syllable, and dropping of the etymological final *ä is found only after *ä and *ü. The etymological final *i partially disappears after *o, *u, *ä, *e, *i and *ü, i. e. after all vowels of the first syllable except *a.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 02 (9)
  • Page Range: 114-120
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Russian