Finally, the local variety of Taimyr Evenki is beyond reach as no primary materials are available and this variety seems now to be extinct.
For each feature I offer a potential parallel in either Evenki or Dolgan.
Some examples from standard literary Evenki ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 2007 : 751ff) and Even ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 2005):
The relevant Tungusic words for 'child' are Evenki hute.
The Tungusic words are found in all the languages of the group: Evenki bolo, Even boloni, Negidal bolo, Orochi bolo, Udehe bolo, Ulchi bolo, Orok bolo, Nanai bolo, Manchu bolori (TMS 1.
The Turkic forms should be compared to Evenki napta-ma- Tie flat', napta-ra- 'fall flat onto one's face'.
Chapter three, "Primitive Communists on the Podkamennaia Tunguska River," is a fascinating look back at the advent of the October Revolution among the Evenki.
Chapter four, "After Capitalism: The Tenacious Visibility of the 'Old Regime' in the Early Soviet Politics of Difference," examines the process by which notional Evenki "otherness" increasingly became ascribed to atavistic capitalism.
Grounded on living memory, it examines the collective-farm economics of the Katonga Evenki.
Such an idea is in good accordance with ethnographic and ethnoarchaeological observations from, for instance, the Evenki hunter-gatherers in Siberia.
They may also swap between different types of economy--from hunting-gathering to pastoralism, from pastoralism to farming as well as the other way round and still be accepted members of the same Evenki group.
In Azari, Evenki
, and Maori, the lack of ditransitives follows from features of argument marking.
The variation is greater in Solon Evenki, allowing [w], [m], or [b]: ab-aja `very good, naw-nana `very slow', nem-nermikkmn `very thin' (Chaoke 1995: 131).
Based on published data, it seems that Solon Evenki manifests a wider range than both as it includes ab-aja `very good' and naw-nana `very slow' (Chaoke 1995; Hu and Chaoke 1986).
They do not form anything close to a genetic unity within Tungusic; Xibe falls in the Southern branch, Kile-Nanai falls in the Central branch, and Solon Evenki and Oroqen are in the Northern branch.