Difference between revisions of "Eastern Saamic"

From Glottopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
(Verlinkung Akkali Saami, Proseminar Strukturkurs Skoltsaamisch)
m (cat)
Line 6: Line 6:
 
*Loss of intervocalic *nč with following contraction
 
*Loss of intervocalic *nč with following contraction
 
*Loss of final vowels in third syllables and (except in Inari) in second syllables.
 
*Loss of final vowels in third syllables and (except in Inari) in second syllables.
 +
 +
[[Category:En]]
 +
[[Category:LANG]]
 +
[[Category:Saamic]]

Revision as of 18:58, 15 January 2013

Eastern Saamic constitutes the eastern branch of Saamic and is spoken in Finland and Russia. It can be subdivided into the mainland group (Inari Saami, Skolt Saami with Akkala Saami) and the peninsular group (Kola Saami: Kildin Saami, Ter Saami).

Typical features of Eastern Saamic include:

  • Preservation of *š in clusters
  • Preservation of long nasals.
  • Loss of intervocalic *nč with following contraction
  • Loss of final vowels in third syllables and (except in Inari) in second syllables.