Der Illativ Singular im Ullisjaure-Samischen
2010 (German)In: Finnisch-ugrische Mitteilungen, ISSN 0341-7816, Vol. 2008/2009, no 32/33, 417-424 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
It is well established that the Saami dialects form a chain from South Saami all the way to the East Saami dialects on the Kola peninsula. In this chain the Saami dialect of Ullisjaure has been regarded as belonging to the South Saami dialect group rather than to Ume Saami. Obviously this opinion is due to the lack of gradation in Ullisjaure Saami and to the fact that it is (was) spoken south of the river Ume älven. However, if we take other elements of this dialect into consideration, we arrive at another picture of its status in the dialect chain. In the formation of the illative singular of bisyllabic nouns, the Ullisjaure dialect has developed an ending of its own, -ē, in two stem types. This ending offers a parallel to the development in Proto-Saami and it is based on the Proto-Saami allomorph *-jen, not on *-sen as in South Saami. Consequently, the dialect of Ullisjaure should be regarded as an Ume Saami dialect and reconstructions of the Proto-Saami illative singular ending as first and foremost *-sen could be questioned.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hamburg: Helmut Buske Verlag , 2010. Vol. 2008/2009, no 32/33, 417-424 p.
Research subject Finno-Ugric Languages
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-139317OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-139317DiVA: diva2:380981