The negative verb 'not want' in Nganasan and its Tungusic
In the Turkic, Mongolian, Tungusic
, northeast and northwest Caucasian, and Uralic languages of the former Soviet Union, Comrie notes that subordinating conjunctions have been calqued on the model of Russian as with Adyge (nw Caucasian) s'da p'ome `because' (Comrie 1981: 34).
The Korean Peninsula was first populated by peoples of a Tungusic
branch of the Ural-Altaic language family, who migrated from the northwestern regions of Asia.
This despite the fact that Norman stated there was abundant evidence from related Tungusic
languages that it was pronounced [a] and indeed the native Sibe speaker in the audio files pronounces it [a], not [e].
The notion underlying the anthology is of a Eurasian linguistic continuum stretching from the Pacific in the east to the Mediterranean and Baltic in the west, containing the five families Japanic, Koreanic, Tungusic
, Mongolic, and Turkic.
The 3P possessive suffix occurs in the non-personal definitive function also in Turkic and Tungusic
languages (Tauli 1966 : 148; Pusztay 1975 : 364).
Oroqen, a Tungusic
language spoken in China, uses the partial reduplication of adjective stems to indicate intensity.
Ethnic groups (2004): About 95% Mongol (predominantly Khalkha); 5% Turkic (largest group, Kazakh); Tungusic
, Chinese, and Russian.
In the conception of the authors, Altaic comprises not only the conventionally recognized Turkic, Mongolic, and Tungusic
groups, but Korean and Japanese as well.
Greenberg proposes the Tungusic
Tungus "destinative", e.
In Northern-Eurasian languages an equivalent to the Uralic (*)m-accusative can possibly be found in Tungusic
languages, in which also the category of grammatical gender is lacking; see [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 1971 : 10; 1976 : 49-50; Greenberg 2000 :129-131; Marcantonio 2002 : 284; Klesment, Kunnap, Soosaar, Taagepera 2003 : 375.
There is considerable evidence that for the Manchus e was either a central or back unrounded vowel; this is the case in the modern vernaculars and several related Tungusic
languages; it can also be seen from the Manchu transcription of Chinese and other languages.
Angela Marcantonio (2002) has recently questioned the validity of the Uralic grouping that joins Samoyedic and Finno-Ugric, arguing that Samoyedic and even Ob-Ugric may have as much in common with Northern Tungusic
as with the rest of the Finno-Ugric languages.
Two different "rules" attempting to relate Japanese to Korean and Tungusic
are cited on the same page, but both as if to account for the same Japanese form (p.
Proceeding from the fact that the use of the 3Px instead of other possessive suffixes in Finnic and Lapp is substantially definite, then Finno-Ugric, Selkup, Turkic and Tungusic
share a common (preferred) use of the 3Px in the definite function.