Case marking on demonstratives (Synja Khanty)

NoDemCase: Demonstratives are standalone words, but cannot be marked for case.

(1) tam lɔ̄r-n ūś-ti rāx-l.

this marsh_lake-loc swim-inf allowed-prs.3sg

‘It is allowed to swim in this lake.’ (S. O.)

In Synja Khanty, the case-marking suffixes of demonstratives are the same ones which are attached to nouns; however, demonstratives lack case-marking when in adnominal function (cf. Honti 1984, Onina 2009).


Nikolett F. Gulyás