Graphic Features of the «Словарь Языка Черемисскаго» Cover Image

Графические особенности «Словаря Языка Черемис­скаго»
Graphic Features of the «Словарь Языка Черемисскаго»

Author(s): Oleg A. Sergeev
Subject(s): Phonetics / Phonology, Lexis, Comparative Linguistics, Finno-Ugrian studies
Published by: Teaduste Akadeemia Kirjastus
Keywords: Mari language; eastern dialect; lexicography; manuscript; comparative dictionary; alphabet; graphics; vowel sound; consonant; labial phoneme;

Summary/Abstract: The handwritten monument of the «Словарь Языка Черемисскаго» (Hermitage collection No. 216; Dictionary of the Cheremiss Language) dates from the second half of the XVIII century. It is a copy of another unpublished Mari dictionary, which is stored in a single copy in the «Adelung’s Materials» in the manuscript department of the Russian National Library. The dictionary is compiled by semi-joint. The monument does not use remote letters, superscripts, which was characteristic of the letter of the end of the XVIII century. Of superscripts, the exception is an acute (´); it is not found in all words. In the dictionary, along with the Cyrillic letter г, the grapheme g is often used. In some positions octal и is replaced with decimal i. As in many monuments of writing of the XVIII century, certain difficulties were in the presentation of the Mari specific phonemes: back-lingual sonant η, frontal labial phonemes ӧ and ü.

  • Issue Year: LV/2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 126-132
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Russian