Selkup


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Noun1.Selkup - one of the people of mixed Ostyak and Samoyed origin in Siberia
Siberia - a vast Asian region of Russia; famous for long cold winters
Russian - a native or inhabitant of Russia
2.Selkup - the Uralic language spoken by the Ostyak-Samoyed
Samoyedic, Samoyed - the Uralic languages spoken by the Samoyed in northwestern Siberia
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The languages of the project: Eastern Khanty and Southern Selkup, (i) are severely endangered, each numbers under 20 last proficient speakers; (ii) have existing legacy data in Tomsk with limited access, which is to be improved as a result of the project; (iii) are characterized by areal contact contiguity; (iv) are ethnographically consistent, with the last traditional culture practitioners.
To the oldest layer of inherited stems belong stems that have cognates in one or several Samoyed languages: Nenets (Tundra or Forest Nenets), Enets, Nganasan, Selkup, or already vanished Kamass and Mator and which are not loans from Indo-European.
lt;< Il est significatif que partout le chamane soit, d'une maniere ou d'une autre, tributaire de sa communaute pour leur fabrication ; dans une societe organisee en moities comme celle des Selkup du Ienissei, une moitie prepare le cadre du tambour, l'autre la peau qui lui servira de membrane ; et c'est precisement cette fonction de la communaute qui a pour fonction d'investir >> (Hamayon 1986 : 127).
The 54 languages include the following: Abaza, Aghul, Akhvakh, Aleut, Alutor, Andi, Archi, Bagvalal, Bezhta, Botlikh, Chamalal, Chukchee, Chulym, Dolgan, Enets, Even, Evenki, Godoberi, Hinukh, Hunzib, Itelmen, Izhorian, Kaitag, Karata, Kerek, Ket, Khanty, Khvarshi, Koryak, Kubachi, Mansi, Nanai, Negidal, Nenets, Nganasan, Nivkh, Oroch, Orok, Rutul, Sami, Selkup, Shor, Tat, Tindi, Tofa, Tsakhur, Tsez, Udege, Ulchi, Vepsian, Votian, Yug, Yukaghir, and Yupik.
Until 3,000 years ago, the Proto-Samoyed, the ancestors of the Enets, the Nenets, the Nganasan, and the Selkup (and also the Kamasians, Koybal, and Mator, Altaic peoples that conserved their languages, closely related to Selkup until the 19th century) were neighbors of the Ugrians of the Ob.
Kazakh, Uzbek, Turkmen, Mansi, Hanty, Selkup, and other languages were measured on the basis of functioning of certain consonantal groups in a large sample.
The Selkup language is the sole living representative of the Southern Samoyedic group of the Uralic family.
In prior and contemporary research, the predicative conjugation in Nganasan has been classified as occupying an intermediate position between Selkup and the other Northern Samoyedic languages ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 1973 : 161;Wagner-Nagy 2011 : chapter 8) and from a pan-Samoyedic position, this assumption is sound.
More recently, studies of Samoyedic languages--Nenets ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 2002; Jalava 2008), Enets (Kunnap 2002), and Selkup ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 2002)--have built on the studies discussed in the introduction.
Sino-Finnic): Lappic vuollel 'under', vuole/viille 'lower part', viilne/vuiln/vueiln/voiln/ 'under'; Mordvin al 'nether', alo/ala 'under'; Mari ul-/ulo- 'nether', ulna/ulno 'under'; Udmurt ul 'nether', ulin/ulan 'under'; Komi ulin/uvin 'under'; Mansi jala'n/joln/jalan/jalan 'below'; Khanty il/it/il 'nether'; Hungarian al- 'sub-'; Nenets nil-/nir- 'nether', yilna 'under'; Enets ido/iro 'bottom', isone 'under'; Nganasan nilea 'nether', nileanu 'under'; Selkup iil/il/rl 'bottom'; Kamas jilda 'downwards'; Yukaghir -al 'under'.
The Selkup and Kamas words have a further cognate in northern Samoyed: Ngan yamialasa 'yawn'.
The headwords are in Latin and several of the Uralic languages occur in it: Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Mordvin, Cheremis, Komi-Zyrian and Komi-Permyak, Votyak, Vogul, Ostyak, Yurak (more than one dialect of the latter three), Selkup and Kamassian (then still extant).