DIGOR


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Digor has likewise restricted the domain of stress realization, although to a lesser extent than Iron, and come to stress the rightmost rather than leftmost strong vowel; the fluctuation of forms such as raxasta (alongside raxasta) could be interpreted as an archaism, rather than retraction from an open final syllable.
to Digor and Iron are summarized in the following table: (25)
Zgusta seems to imply that the language of the inscription is thus closer to Digor (1987: 61), but as Digor is here (and in many other respects) merely more archaic than Iron, preservation of the distinction between *i and *u is hardly surprising; cf.
ta in semi-independence in a compound, which has resulted in the change of *-ta > *-ta > *-tae, while as an independent monosyllable *ta became ta as *ma became ma with -a, and in the final syllable of a word -a became Digor -oe, and was lost in Iron: madoe, mad 'mother'.
At least in nominal declension; pronouns appear to have maintained a three-way case opposition, preserved especially in Digor, e.
On the pronominal declension of numerals in Digor (e.
When used by themselves, Digor numerals also follow pronominal inflection, e.
has posited a distinctively long vowel /i/ for Digor, based on minimal pairs such as din "religion" ([left arrow] Arabic) vs.
Interestingly, this system almost exactly matches Abaev's (1924: 153-54) brief description of Digor stress: "[e]sli valentnogo glasnogo net ni v 1-m, ni vo 2-m sloge, no on est' v kakom libo iz sledujuscix, digorskoe udarenie mozet perejti zavetnyg dlja ironskogo rubez i upast' na blizajsij ot vtorogo valentnyj slog, 3-j, 4-j i dalee.
rsti-; Abaev 1958: 60), but the -oe in Digor need not be old (cf.
and the Digor adess, suffix -boel [I -yl, a-uyl] < *upari (originally a postposition, later univerbated), whereas elsewhere it has become the fricative v, e.
The origin of geminate dd in Digor is unclear to me: perhaps fiddoeltoe [left arrow] *fidaelttae, etc.