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The paper describes expressions with the meaning ‘other’ in East Caucasian (Nakh-Daghestanian) languages. It is shown that four main strategies can be distinguished: i) the ‘one’-based strategy: ‘other’ includes the numeral ‘one’; ii) the demonstrative-based strategy: ‘other’ includes a demonstrative pronoun; iii) the mixed demonstrative-based + ‘one’- based strategy: ‘other’ includes both a demonstrative and the numeral ‘one’; and iv) the lexical strategy: ‘other’ is a dedicated adjective (pronoun), not necessarily derived from any other clearly discernable source.

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Udi (East Caucasian) possesses several means of expressing the meaning “other”, namely (i) the combination of a (usually distal) demonstrative with a numeral (usually “one”), arguably calqued from Azerbaijani, (ii) the expression originating from a combination of a demonstrative with the noun “arm, side”, and (iii) borrowed adjectives. It is shown that the morphological properties of some of these expressions suggest a kind of grammaticalization. The semantic differences between the expressions mostly fit into the contrast between the types of “other” expressions proposed by Cinque (2015), but also display additional remarkable contrasts.

In: Iran and the Caucasus