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Of or relating to Ossetia, the Ossets, or their language or culture.
The Iranian language of the Ossets.


(ɒˈsɛtɪk) or


(Placename) of or relating to Ossetia, its people, or their language
(Languages) the language of the Ossets, belonging to the East Iranian branch of the Indo-European family


(ɒˈsɛt ɪk)
1. the Iranian language of the Ossetes, the sole modern descendant of the speech of the Scythians and the Sarmatians.
2. of or pertaining to Ossetic.
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The Iranian language Ossetic has also a relatively high structural richness of prefixation (8 comparables).
For example, in Ossetic the recessive and the directive are not fully grammaticalized and are perceived as postpositions rather than cases by traditional grammarians, although there are arguments for treating them as case markers (Belyaev 2010).
35)) Georges Dumezil (36) suggested that derivatives of daeuua survived also in two Ossetic dialects in the Greater Caucasus region: Iron cevdiv and Digor ceveu (< *apa-daiuua) 'evil spirit'.
Frye who argues, "Since this is a history of 'Iranian' literature and not just Persian, one misses any discussion of Baluchi, Kurdish, Pashto and Ossetic literature" (91).
leaked by Georgian and Moldavian sources in the context of the Abkhazian-South Ossetic and Transdniestrian problems.
The topics include differential object makings in Bactrian, the counterfactual mood in Iranian, syntactic and semantic properties of particle-converbs in Iron Ossetic, finite control in Persian, and the bilingual speech of highly proficient Persian-French speakers.
Finally, Vittorio Tomelleri's paper on aspectology shows the striking parallels between the aspectual system of Ossetic, an Iranian language spoken on the Caucasus, and the better-known Slavic aspectual systems.
Iranian: Ossetic sygyt 'earth(-matter)', Sogdian sykth, Pashto sega and Kurdish sigit.
Many Hungarian words from Alanian also have close modern forms in Ossetic, an Alanian descendant, e.
Long-time colleague Sonja Fritz, who edited the manuscript for publication, calls it the first Ossetic grammar that systematically takes into account the results of modern research by specialists of Indo-European and Caucasian languages.
Ossetic too makes use of different preverbs of spatial origin and one suffix of unclear etymology in order to convey aspectual and actional meanings.
Awngi (Cushitic), Oromo (Cushitic), Hindi-Urdu, Ossetic (Iranian), Pashto (Iranian), Balochi (Iranian), Brahui (Dravidian), Sango (Niger-Congo), Tatar (Turkic), Uyghur (Turkic), Georgian, and Lak (Caucasian).