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Synonyms for Evenki

a member of the people inhabiting an area of northern Mongolia and eastern Siberia


the Tungusic language of the Evenki in eastern Siberia

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7) The following abbreviations will be used: Tundra Nenets (TN), Forest Enets (FE), Nganasan (Ng), Tundra Enets (TE), Dolgan (Dg), Evenki (Evk) and Even (Ev).
23) Boldyrev ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 2007 : 145, 190-191) also mentions a fourth semantic function of the Evenki allative which is connected to causality, but this function could not be identified in Nganasan.
Furthermore, both languages Evenki (6) and Even (7) have a negative lexical verb 'not want':
16) This phenomenon should not be underestimated as the other contact language of Nganasan, Evenki, shows an entirely different construction.
Again, although the presented Nganasan and Evenki data are suspiciously similar, a Samoyedic explanation would be in principal possible.
When comparing this situation with Evenki, where the allative case encodes movement and location in time, the functional similarities are too close to assume that this is due to chance.
Precisely this function of the Nganasan allative case shows significant overlapping with the Evenki allative case in -tki (22) which is, as I suggest here, more than just a coincidence.
Evenki is irrelevant as the language requires a copula in the present tense and lacks verbal endings on the predicative.
The function of the Nganasan allative case and parallels in Evenki
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.
Instead, for every instance, a good morphosyntactic parallel in Evenki or Dolgan can be found.
First, the linguistic diversity on the Taimyr Peninsula is clearly greater than the Siberian average because speakers whose languages belong to four different language families, Tundra Nenets, Forest Enets, Tundra Enets, Nganasan (all Samoyedic, Uralic), Dolgan (Turkic), Evenki (Tungusic), Russian (Indo-European) as well as Taimyr Pidgin Russian aka Govorka have met.