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Linguistica Uralica
ISSN 1736-7506 (Electronic)
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Declension Classes in Livonian – a Language-User Abstractive Approach; pp. 1-21

Full article in PDF format | https://dx.doi.org/10.3176/lu.2019.1.01

Author
Zeprina-Jaz Ainsworth

Abstract

This paper aims to present an abstractive study of Livonian declension classes which lends support to the pedagogical analyses offered in Viitso, Ernštreits 2012. In this study I identify and discuss additional inflexional patterns in the language which may aid in a language-user’s deduction of novel inflected forms. These, I suggest, may be exploited alongside the abstract patterns encapsulated by the principal parts and exemplary paradigms given in the Livonian dictionary.


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