publication . Article . 2020

A Historical Morphology of Western Karaim: the -a-d- Continuative Present

Michał Németh;
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  • Published: 21 Apr 2020 Journal: International Journal of Eurasian Linguistics, volume 1, pages 268-308 (eissn: 2589-8833, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Brill
  • Country: Poland
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>In this paper the author presents the hitherto undescribed Western Karaim <jats:italic>-a-d-</jats:italic> ~ <jats:italic>-a-dy-</jats:italic> ~ <jats:italic>-a-dyr-</jats:italic> verbal forms. The description of these forms is based on philological data collected from 18th- and 19th-century manuscripts and the final conclusion is that it was primarily used to express continuative present. The author also argues in favour of treating the first half of the 19th century as the <jats:italic>terminus ante quem</jats:italic> for its final disappearance in colloquial Karaim. This paper is the second in a series of articles int...
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free text keywords: Western Karaim, historical morphology of Western Karaim, the -a + tur- verbal forms in Turkic, continuative present in Turkic, continuative verbs in Turkic, durative verbs in Turkic, iterative verbs in Turkic, Ancient history, History, Asian studies, Morphology (linguistics)
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(Re)constructing a Bible. A new approach to unedited Biblical manuscripts as sources for the early history of the Karaim language
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