Grammatical gender in New Azari dialects of Sahrud

Grammatical gender in New Azari dialects of Sahrud

Author: 
Vardanian, Aharon
Publisher: 
Cambridge University Press
Date published: 
2016
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Bulletin of the school of Oriental and African studies
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Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Vol. 79, No. 3, October 2016, pp. 503-511
Abstract: 

Unlike some other New Azari dialects 1 (Kalasuri, Harzandi, 2 etc.), ?ahrudi 3 preserves grammatical gender, which is reflected in nouns and sporadically in adjectives, pronouns and the verbal system. In this regard ?ahrudi is similar to the Takestani dialects, in which the opposition of feminine and masculine is also attested in nominal, adjectival, pronominal and verbal systems (Yarshater 1969a: 198-9). In the ?ahrud dialect group there is no gender marker for masculine, except for the 3rd person singular of the present tense of the auxiliary verb.

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CITATION: Vardanian, Aharon. Grammatical gender in New Azari dialects of Sahrud . : Cambridge University Press , 2016. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Vol. 79, No. 3, October 2016, pp. 503-511 - Available at: http://library.au.int/grammatical-gender-new-azari-dialects-sahrud