The Mordvin data is wanting, as only 28 words are included in it (while only 16 Vogul and Ostyak, 17 Chuvash and 20 Votyak
, a definite object is always suffixed, an indefinite object is always suffixless, except when it bears the possessive suffix, since nouns with Px are always definite.
Therefore, the Proto-Permian forms for 'eight' and 'nine' are traditionally reconstructed as *[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] and *[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.], where *kik is 'two' and *ok 'one' (Honti 1993 : 156-159) to connect them with the 'normal' formant *-min in the Permian words for tens (present actually only in Komi-Zyrian, in Votyak
recognizable with problems only in kuamin 'thirty') augmented by elativ suffix *-s.
More precisely, in Budenz 1878/1879 : 196 the Ugric languages were divided into two major groups: a) North-Ugric, which includes: Lapp, Permian (Zyrian and Votyak
), Ob-Ugric (Vogul and Ostyak) and Hungarian; b) South-Ugric, which includes Balto-Finnic, Mordvin and Cheremis.
1982, Proto-Permian and Votyak
Loan-Words in Chuvash.--Studies in Chuvash etymology, Szeged (Studia Uralo-Altaica 17).