Reported clause markers (Synja Khanty)

NoRepdMark: Although indirect reported clauses exist, they are not indicated by any specific grammatical marker or other morphological strategy.

(1) miša jāsta-s, luw xalewat wōš-a man-l.

Misha say-pst.3sg he tomorrow town-lat go-prs.3sg

‘Misha said he was going to the town the next day.’ (S. O.)

(2) miša jāsta-s: „mā xalewat wōš-a man-l-ǝm.”

Misha mond-pst.3sg I tomorrow town-lat go-prs-1sg

‘Misha said “I’m going to the town tomorrow”.’ (S. O.)

In Synja Khanty, indirect citations are expressed by non-conjunctional subordinations (1), where the verb is in the same mood as in direct citations (2).


Nikolett F. Gulyás