A Grammar of Lezgian by Martin Haspelmath

By Martin Haspelmath

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Laxta taitaj iwi. Maxaikala: Dagestanskoe kni2noe izdatel'stvo. [Uncurdled blood] M83: Me2idov, Qijas. 1983. Qeni qunUjar. Maxaikala: Daguipedgiz. [Good neighbors] M90: Mahmudov, Abdulbari. 1990. C'iji q'ilelaj baSlamiSa. Maxaikala: Dagestanskoe kni2noe izdatel'stvo. [Begin anew] N88: Sixnabiev, Naxmudin. 1988. Meq^er. Maxaikala: Dagestanskoe kni2noe izdatel'stvo. [The wedding] Q81: Qurban, Hakim. 1989. Quj hamiSa rag 5turaj. Maxaikala: Dagestanskoe kniinoe izdatel'stvo. [Let there always be sun] R66: Rizvanov, Zabit.

In Uslar (1896), the /a/ is still present in these cases. (41) Absolutive balk'dn-ar dide-jar Ergative (Uslar) balk'dn-r-i dide-jr-i < < balk'dn-ar-i didi-jar-i 'horses' 'mothers' The /u/ of the plural substantivizer -bur is preserved in the spelling but not generally in the pronunciation, which leads to spelling variations, especially in older texts. 194 Download Date | 9/17/13 4:46 PM 40 4. 3. Unstressed thematic vowels in Elative cases (especially in the Superelative) are sometimes syncopated, though not in the standard spelling.

4. The ethnonym Lezgian The word Lezgian corresponds to the Lezgian self-designation lezgi 'Lezgian' (Russian lezginskij, lezgin). This term has been used in the present sense since the 1920s. Before that, the term Lezgian had been used to refer to all non-Turkic mountain peoples of Daghestan, while the term Küre (or Kilri, Russian kjurinskij) was used for the people and the language that are now called Lezgian (cf. Uslar 1896). ). 194 Download Date | 9/17/13 4:46 PM 20 2. Lezgian and its speakers here because it is close to Lezgian lezgi and because it has been used by other linguists working on Lezgian (Mel'cuk 1988a, Moor 1984, Job 1985).

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