which shows regular strengthening j > d' and the regular spirantization of dental stops in Forest Enets makes a common origin quite likely.
Finally, the valency patterns of several verbs in Nganasan and Forest Enets require the same postposition:
But, a little detail from Forest Enets offers further support for the postulation of Evenki influence on Nganasan in this domain.
And as a matter of fact, Tundra Enets also follows Forest Enets since the same development from spatial postposition (26a) to temporal adverb marker has taken place (26b):
Castren, the stem i- is used also in the Enets conjunctive (Castren 1864 : 516-517), whereby the length of the stem vowel (i-) is most likely caused by adherence of the conjunctive marker ji to the primary stem vowel i (i- < (see e.
Infinitive: ni-se Gerund: ni-fi' ENETS Sg Du Pl Indef.
The second part of this paper addresses the Forest Enets pronoun borrowing case in more detail, as its implications for the study of language contact from both an Uralic but also a general perspective has several peculiarities which have not received as much attention as it actually deserves.
As stated in the introduction, neither Forest Enets nor either Nenets varieties shares 2P and 3P pronouns with Nganasan, which uses form cognate from Proto-Samoyedic and beyond (Hajdu 1983 : 105).
From a synchronic perspective, Enets and to some extent Nenets pronouns have an unusual morphological structure: in Forest Enets, the singular pronouns serve as the unmarked base from which dual and plural are formed by suffixing the appropriate genitive possessive suffixes (Px).
The Enets material is very scanty and I cannot say anything concerning possible different rules for evidentials depending on the semantic type of the verb used.
As was suggested above already, the Enets auditive suffix -mono- etc.
also Enets monos 'to rumble' (Mikola 1995 : 150), Nenets munots 'to ring', Nganasan mununtu 'to say' (Janhunen 1977 : 95).