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  • proper n. A language spoken by the Lezgin people who live in southern Dagestan and northern Azerbaijan.
  • proper n. A person who belongs to this group.


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  • It's so rare that the only example of it I've found is in Lezghian but I'm not even sure whether this is even a valid example.

    Szemerenyi's Law and Mid IE

  • For example, Lezghian of the Nakh-Daghestanian family contrasts aspirated uvular (qʰ), non-aspirated uvular (q) and ejective uvular (qʼ) stops5.

    Markedness and the uvular proposal in PIE

  • Both sounds should sound much like voiced /g/ to English ears, although *q: will sound a little alien unless one has dabbled in Lezghian or other uvular-enriched languages before.

    Markedness and the uvular proposal in PIE


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