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Title: Über den passiven Charakter des Transitivs in den kaukasischen Sprachen
Written By: Hugo Schuchardt
URL: www.lincom-shop.eu
Series Title: LINCOM Orientalia

Der passive Charakter des Transitivs führte mich schon vor Jahren vom
Baskischen zu den kaukasischen Sprachen, und ich bemühte mich innerhalb
deren erstaunlicher Mannigfaltigkeit diese Tatsache in allen ihren Gestaltungen
zu verfolgen. Sie erschien mir, selbst da, wo ich Übereinstimmungen in der
äusseren Sprachform nicht wahrzunehmen vermochte, als das Bindeglied nicht
nur zwischen den einzelnen nordkaukasischen Sprachen, sondern auch
zwischen diesen insgesamt und den südkauka-sischen Sprachen. Dadurch
gewann die Untersuchung ein selbstständiges Interesse (aus der Einleitung).

Untersucht werden u.a. die Sprachen: Abchasisch, Tscherkessisch,
Tschetschenisch, Awarisch, Andi-mundarten, Dido-mundarten, Kasikumükisch,
Dargua-mundarten, Artisch, Rutulisch, Tsachurisch, Kürinisch, Agulisch,
Tabassarisch, Dschekisch, Buduchisch, Chinalu-gisch, Swanisch, Georgisch,
Mingrelisch, Lasisch (Re-edition; originally published 1895 in Wien; written in

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Basque LInguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862901180
Pages: 95
Prices: Europe EURO 43.70