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  • adj. Of or relating to both the Indo-European and the Uralic languages; especially, of or pertaining to a proposed language family containing both the Indo-European and the Uralic languages.
  • proper n. The Indo-Uralic languages: a proposed language family containing both the Indo-European and the Uralic languages.


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  • This is a problem that is already typical for anyone who would want to attempt to reconstruct Indo-Uralic, Starostin went so much further than merely Indo-Uralic and not just for one end of the world, but several.

    How to make a mockery of Proto-Japanese

  • Many people refer to this early hypothetical language set most sensibly around 9,000 BCE as Indo-Uralic and it's called this because it's the common ancestor of both Proto-Uralic (PU) and Proto-Indo-European (PIE) afterall.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • [1] See, for example, page 2 of Frederik Kortlandt's article Indo-Uralic and Altaic [pdf].

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • PhoeniX: "[...] but in the *h2e [Kortlandt] sees an Indo-Uralic dative particle *ka as an object marker of sorts."

    Laryngeal overdose in the Indo-European second person

  • Saying laryngeals come from Indo-Uralic velars/uvulars is one thing, implying that there was an alternation retained in Indo-European still seems out there.

    Laryngeal overdose in the Indo-European second person

  • For those who buy into Nostratic or Indo-Uralic there's a possible cognate in Uralic, *t, which is used to form participles and infinitives in Finnic, Saami, Ob-Ugrian, and Samoyedic.

    The PIE *to-participle in my subjective-objective model

  • My discovery of all this prompted by Janhunen's suggestion that intervocalic *k followed by *i would yield *x has forced me to reconsider much of my earlier work on Indo-Uralic.

    Laryngeal abuse - Phonemes caught in the reconstructive crossfire

  • While some seek to unite the first two as Indo-Uralic, they do so still based on systematic formal and functional similarities. LINKING LANGUAGES.

  • You brought up Kortland; I poked a bit around his site (didn't realize before he has one) and couldn't help noticing that he derives quite a bunch of stuff by gradation (Indo-Uralic consonant gradation) — not including these suffixes, but the conditioning would work here too. 5) doesn't fit but as I mentioned previously, this being *s, lengthening as original is OK too.

    A better understanding of Pre-IE gemination may lie with Slavic


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