Caucasian language

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Noun1.Caucasian language - a number of languages spoken in the Caucasus that are unrelated to languages spoken elsewhere
natural language, tongue - a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
Chechen - a northern Caucasian language spoken by the Chechen
Circassian - a northern Caucasian language spoken by the Circassian
Georgian - a southern Caucasian language with 3 million speakers and a long literary tradition
Ubykh - an extinct Caucasian language spoken exclusively in Turkey
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Caucasian languages do not currently have a dedicated conference series, or a journal that meets the international standards of serving as a forum for the exchange of ideas among linguists working on this linguistic area, or on a Caucasian language family.
Talking about that momentous landing on Plymouth Rock, Bingham says: "If those Mayflower settlers had chanced to speak Ubykh (a Caucasian language with 81 consonants and three vowels) or Rotokas (a Papua New Guinea language with just six consonants and three vowels), the world would most likely be speaking those fine languages today."
The word, of uncertain origin (for details on the etymology, see below), is found in every North Caucasian language, which testifies to the centrality of this practice to the social life of the mountaineers in the past.
Followed in the category of accept response are the non-English Caucasian languages such as German (Golato, 2002) and Spanish (Lorenzo-Dus, 2001).
In fact, ergativity had only achieved recognition some fourteen years earlier, following the publication of Adolf Dirr's review of the Caucasian languages Einfuring in das Studium de kaukasichen Sprachen (1928).
Among the first-tier categories are general linguistics and related disciplines, inter-relationships between language families, Caucasian languages, and sign languages.
An ideal supplement to the catalogue is a chapter "Short biographies of collectors" as some of them are hardly known today, like Adolf Dirr (1867-1930), a major expert on Caucasian languages, who earned his living as a teacher in the Caucasus and later worked as an interpreter and staff member of the Munich Ethnological Museum, and Marie Du Bois-Reymond (1864-?), wife of Claude du Bois-Reymond, professor at the German Medical School in Shanghai.
I tree-OBL-FOOT is.lying 'I am lying at the foot of a tree.' It is common to East Caucasian languages that one of the localization markers expresses location in a space associated with a person.