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The Historical Development of the Verbal Suffix -l’el in Kolyma Yukaghir
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DOI
NII Article ID
40021679921
Journal Title
The Wakayama economic review
ISSN
04516222
NCID
AN00071425
Volume
393
Start Page
17
End Page
35
Published Date
2018-06-01
Language
jpn
Docuemnt Type
論文
Keywords
コリマ・ユカギール語
証拠性
歴史的変化
Keywords Alternative
Kolyma Yukaghir
evidentiality
historical development
Abstract Alternative
A detailed observation of how the verbal suffix -l’el (traditionally described as the evidential or inferential mood marker) is used in various contexts in Kolyma Yukaghir folklore texts from the viewpoint of evidentiality reveals that there is considerable discrepancy between the grammatical descriptions of the language and the usage of the verbal suffix in actual texts. Moreover, folklore texts in Kolyma Yukaghir, recorded around one hundred years ago, show only a few occurrences of the verbal suffix in the texts on mythical or ancient events, which the storytellers could not witness. The author examines the possibility of historical change in the usage of the verbal suffix and proposes that the suffix historically developed its new usage of recollection. A sub-dialectical difference in the course of the historical development has also been suggested based on its comparison with Tundra Yukaghir and the Korkodon sub-dialect of Kolyma Yukaghir.
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Departmental Bulletin Paper
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