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By Albina H. Girfanova

The current paintings presents a short grammatic description of the Udeghe language, one of many Tungus-Manchu languages that is spoken within the border parts of Russia and China within the a long way East. it really is an unwritten language that's a vernacular for the three% of the ethnic Udeghe. Udeghe had a short and intensely constrained circulate as a written language within the early Nineteen Thirties. the current grammatical comic strip contains 3 significant components. The creation offers with "General socio- and geolinguistic info of the Udeghe language". the 1st half "Phonology" comprises the outline of phonological particular gains of Udeghe: glottal cease (the Udeghe Language is the single Tungusic language having this selection) and the vowel concord violation. the second one half includes the outline of the Udeghe morphology approach (e.g. the Udeghe is the single Tungusic language the place the competition of evidentuality/non-evidentuality is expressed at the floor morphological level). The 3rd half "Syntax" offers the data of the note order, clause constitution, clause chaining, noun words, verb serialization of the Udeghe language. The final half encompasses a folklore textual content with an English translation and the appropriate bibliography. the writer generally makes use of the knowledge got in the course of numerous expeditions.

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