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Beáta Wagner-Nagy

, the Dolgan form the largest group of indigenous people living on the Taimyr Peninsula. According to census data in Taimyr from 2010 2 the ethnic group of Dolgan is comprised of 5,393 persons. Their language is closely related to Yakut; some researchers even consider Dolgan as a dialect of Yakut

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Beáta Wagner-Nagy

house- lim house- lim - loc . pl 2 live- aor - 1pl ‘Now, we live in a house, just house, we just live in a village.’ ChND_080719_Life_nar.002

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Beáta Wagner-Nagy

possessive suffix, and by the word sɨɁ ‘image of living things’ marked for the relevant personal possessive suffix (15). If in this kind of sentences the intensifier ŋonə - appears, it has an emphatic intensified meaning. Another possibility for expressing a reflexive situation is the usage of reflexive

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Marius Zemp

. 3.1.3.3 X -(b)a -X Adverbials: ‘Equally’ ~ ‘Continuously’ One productive formation in Purik inserts the vowel - a - between two reduplicated syllables in order to indicate equality – a clearly iconically motivated function. This basic meaning is evident in tot-a-tot ‘equal’ (cf. WT dod “an

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Marius Zemp

tsʰerdúŋ ‘pincers’, which minimally contrasts with what can be analyzed as a complex verbal root, namely tsʰé rduŋ ‘beat life’: Even if it is certainly a challenge for a speaker of Purik to attribute a concrete meaning to that seeming imperative (that is, a low-pitched rduŋ can only be analyzed as an

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Marius Zemp

-( s)e participle of the verb sat ‘kill’. The verb pʰaŋ , which is not attested as an auxiliary elsewhere, appears to depict killing as involving the dislocation of a life into a place outside of the world of living beings. 4.3.7 Quotative zer In some quotative constructions