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2. Lezgian dialects 21 alects, e. g. the Fij dialect (Mejlanova 1964:386-394, Abdul2amalov 1965), the Ceper (DZaba) dialect (Ganieva 1972a, b, 1981, 1983, 1985), the Quruä dialect (Mejlanova 1964:395-399), the Gilig dialect (Mejlanova 1964:353-358), and the Gelxen dialect (Mejlanova 1964:358-365). 2. 1. Phonology. The vowel inventory: Besides the vowels of the standard language, several dialects (especially of the Axceh dialect group) have the high back unrounded vowel /i/. In these dialects, the relation between Λ/ and /u/ is similar to the relation between /i/ and /y/ in the standard language (cf.

G. ses 'sound'). 2. g. g. ela 'question'). 3. g. jad 'water', stxajar 'brothers') and as ä after a consonant. There is only one Lezgian word where /ja/ occurs after a consonant: <ΛΥΙ»ΗΙ>Λ> dünja 'world' (this word is also unique in that it is the only non-Russian word where is used, omitted in the transliteration here). 4. Of the 45 Lezgian letters, five () are only used in unassimilated Russian loanwords, which are always spelled as in Russian. g. 5. The present orthographic rules have been in force since 1962.

2. Another alternation resulting from Post-tonic Vowel Syncope is that between -ar and -r in the plural (cf. ). In Uslar (1896), the /a/ is still present in these cases. (41) Absolutive balk'dn-ar dide-jar Ergative (Uslar) balk'dn-r-i dide-jr-i < < balk'dn-ar-i didi-jar-i 'horses' 'mothers' The /u/ of the plural substantivizer -bur is preserved in the spelling but not generally in the pronunciation, which leads to spelling variations, especially in older texts. 194 Download Date | 9/17/13 4:46 PM 40 4.

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