IJLLL 2018 Vol.4(3): 179-183 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2018.4.3.171

Functioning of the Verb tăjtɨ in Kazym and Shuryshkar Dialects of Khanty

Victoria Vorobeva and Irina Novitskaya
Abstract—The article presents an overview of the functioning of the verb tăjtɨ ‘have’ used to encode possessive relations in Kazym and Shuryshkar dialects of the Khanty language. The analysis encompasses data obtained from a text corpus of 41 texts (3275 sentences) in Kazym dialect and a corpus of 26 texts (1865 sentences) in Shuryshkar dialect. In its major function as a means of encoding predicative possession in both dialects the verb tăjtɨ ‘have’ is used to express the main conceptual features of possession (permanent, abstract, physical, alienable, inalienable, inanimate). Besides, this verb forms combinations with other parts of speech (e.g. nouns, converbs) to help convey other semantics. As a part of such word combinations, the verb can be used in the forms of both the subjective and objective conjugation and passive voice.

Index Terms—Khanty language, Shuryshkar dialect, Kazym dialect, predicative possession, have-verb.

V. V. Vorobeva and I. V. Novitskaya are with National Research Tomsk State University, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia (e-mail: victoriavorobeva@mail.ru, irno2012@yandex.ru).

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Cite:Victoria Vorobeva and Irina Novitskaya, "Functioning of the Verb tăjtɨ in Kazym and Shuryshkar Dialects of Khanty," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 179-183, 2018.

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