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The Northwest Caucasian Languages John Colarusso

The Northwest Caucasian Languages By John Colarusso

The Northwest Caucasian Languages by John Colarusso


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The Northwest Caucasian Languages: A Phonological Survey by John Colarusso

Perhaps more than any other group of languages those of the Caucasus are famous for their enormous and difficult consonantal systems. It is by no means exceptional for one of these languages to have as many as 50 consonants, and of these languages those from the Northwest Caucasus have the largest and most complex consonantal systems. The extensive use of the articulatory regions of the mouth together with the occurrence of secondary modifications at many of these points is unequalled by any other known group of languages. This detailed study examines the languages of the Northwest Caucasus and provides an essential guide to this most complicated group of languages.

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John Colarusso

Table of Contents

1. The Northwest Caucasian Language Family 2. The West Circassian or 'Kyakh' Languages 3. The East Circassian Languages 4. Ubykh 5. Abkhaz 6. Abaza 7. The Palatalized and Pharyngealized Uvulars 8. The Vowels. Appendix: The Phonological Systems of the Northwest Caucasian Languages and Dialects

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NPB9780415727471
9780415727471
0415727472
The Northwest Caucasian Languages: A Phonological Survey by John Colarusso
New
Hardback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2013-11-21
520
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