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By Martin Haspelmath

ISBN-10: 3110137356

ISBN-13: 9783110137354

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4%) gave some other native language (mainly Azerbaijani, cf. below). 8% of those whose native language is not Lezgian). 6%) said they know Russian. 6%) gave another Daghestanian language as their native language. 3%) know another Daghestanian language. 4%) gave Russian. 5%) know Russian. 2. Geographical location Lezgian is spoken in an area of about 5 000 km 2 in southern Daghestan and in northern Azerbaijan ("Lezgistan"). In Daghestan, the Kuraxskij, Sulejman-Stal'skij (formerly Kasumkentskij), Magaramkentskij, and Axtynskij rayons are completely occupied by Lezgians.

Particularly active in this early phase of the standard language were Gadiibek Gadiibekov (or HeZibegen HeZibeg; cf. GadZibekov 1932, haiibegof 1928, Haiibegov 1934, heZibegen 1931, he2ibegov 1931; the spelling variants of Gad2ibekov's name show the lack of standardization at that time) and Abdulkadir Alkadarskij (cf. Alq'adarskij 1934,1939-41, Alkadarskij 1932). The new standard language was based on the Küre dialect (or, more specifically, on the Güne dialect of the Küre dialect group). According to Gajdarov (1962), there were three reasons for choosing this dialect: First, this dialect is spoken by the largest number of speakers; second, it was wellknown through the work of the famous poets Jetim Emin and St'al Sulejman (Sulejman Stal'skij), who were speakers of that dialect; and third, the only linguistic description of Lezgian available at that time, Uslar's (1896) grammar, was based on a dialect of the Küre dialect group.

1. Vowel syncope 39 syncope, but syncope of /a/ occurs as well. Post-tonic Vowel Syncope seems to be restricted to inflectional suffixes (but cf. ). In this section I will mention mainly the cases that result in alternations and the cases that showed spelling vacillations before the definitive standardization of the spelling in the 1960s. 1. ) (as well as the corresponding Continuative suffixes -zama/ -zma, -nama/-nma). The Imperfective and the Perfect go back to periphrastic constructions with the auxiliary verb awa (locative copula, cf.

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