The Uralic-Yukaghiric connection revisited: Sound Correspondences of Geminate Clusters

  title={The Uralic-Yukaghiric connection revisited: Sound Correspondences of Geminate Clusters},
  author={Peter Sauli Piispanen},
This paper presents and discusses regular correspondences between Uralic geminate items and Yukaghiric with proposed sound change laws and new and some modified older cognate suggestions (twenty-four nouns and eight verbs). Geminate items were found to contain surprisingly stable, relatively unchanging vowels in Yukaghiric in regard to the Proto-Uralic form. The results suggest that degemination – taking place in all cases except in a few forms that can otherwise be explained – was an early… 

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