The Obdorsk dialect (an older name is Ostyak
) represents the northern subgroup of the Khanty dialect continuum that belongs to the Ugric (Uralic) family (Abondolo 1998 : 358; Nikolaeva 1999a : 3; [phrase omitted] 2002 : 6).
Individual languages may require the definition of more complex frames as well, such as frames for multiple Topic statements (attested in Ostyak
The prisoners were bound for Obdorsk, but at a place called Berezov in Ostyak
territory close to the Arctic Circle, Trotsky contrived to organise his escape with the help of a local surveyor named Rokoshovsky.
They are the emblems of power and ceremony for the shamans of the Kwakiutl, the Siberian Yakut and Yenisei Ostyak
, and many of the tribes of Australian aboriginals.
For the moon we find 'Old Man' in the Nenets area and 'hoary Old Man' in Ostyak
and for the sun there is the sun-god Yarilo in Russian and in Ukrainian.
The main focus of the paper is Ostyak
(Uralic), where the secondary topic is systematically expressed by object agreement.
We know where the Magyar's closest relatives--the Khants (or Ostyak
) and the Mansi (or Voguls)--came from and where they went: the tundra of the lower valley of the River Ob in Siberia.
Est.--Estonian; Fin.--Finnish; FP--Finno-Permic; FU--Finno-Ugric; FV--Finno-Volgaic; Hun.--Hungarian; Kh.--Khanty (Ostyak
); Man.--Mansi (Vogul); Md.--Mordvin; Nen.--Nenets (Yurak); NS--Northern Sami, Udm.--Udmurt (Votyak).
-- 1999b, Ostyak
, Muenchen (Languages of the World/Materials 305).
In addition to Hungarian, Finnish, Zyrian, Votyak, Vogul and Ostyak
data, we can also find Mordvin words in this (that he collected either in Nizhny Novgorod or Kazan at the beginning of his expedition, in 1719).
, Munchen--Newcastle (Languages of the World / Materials 305).
It is a language distantly related to Finnish and more closely related to Hungarian: its closest relative is Khanty (Ostyak