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a group of Finnic languages spoken in the northwest Urals

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The starting point of the process we are investigating are relational (relator) nouns, which are widespread in Permic languages (often called inflected postpositions in grammars).
The approximative is quite an old and well-established case in Permic languages, dating back to Common Permic ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 1963: 17-18; Csucs 2005: 184).
The other Permic language, Udmurt, has considerably fewer cognates than Komi (accordingly 173 clear and 53 dubious cognates and 195 clear and 73 dubious), the difference is 22 clear and 20 dubious stems or 11.
The fact that effects on focus marking recur cross-linguistically allows us to identify focus-related asymmetry as one of the cross-linguistically relevant subtypes of asymmetric interrogatives, and we find representatives of this type in Finnic, Saamic, and Permic languages.
However, the traces of the 3P verbal marker *-sV exist also in those Volgaic and Permic languages that lack a separate definite conjugation--in Mari, Komi and Udmurt (see also Kortvely 2005 : 30-31).
This is the case in Vogul, in the Permic languages, in Mordvin and in the Samoyedic languages.
Hausenberg indicates numerous exceptional similarities between some of the east- and southward Finnic languages and Permic languages, in particular in case of the Veps, South Estonian and Komi languages and suggests, as a source of these similarities, a kind of a lost link in the chain of languages in the north-eastern area of Europe (Hausenberg 1996 : 180, 182; 2001 : 318; cf.
Hausenberg indicates that there are numerous exceptional similarities between some of the east- and southward Finnic languages and Permic languages, in particular in case of the Veps, SouthEstonian and Komi languages, and suggests, as a source of these similarities, a kind of a lost link in the chain of languages of the north-eastern area of Europe (Hausenberg 1996 : 180, 182; 2001 : 318).