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Case system of Lezgi

A short description of the case system of Lezgi, ie. all the various forms a noun can take and their different meanings.

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Sounds of Lezgi

This entry contains a presentation of Lezgi phonemes. For those who don’t know – phonemes are the smallest distinctive units of speech. For simplicity’s sake let’s call them just sounds. Here we go then.

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General sketch of Lezgi language

With this post I’m starting to move here the contents of my Lezgi-related pages.

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Reading Lezgi – Step 3.3

It’s the time to collect the leftovers – that is the remaining single letters of the Lezgi alphabet. Later we’ll proceed to step 4 – the digraphs. Here’s what’s left in store: Жж Чч Цц Шш Щщ Фф  ъ Фф … Continue reading

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Reading Lezgi – Step 3.2

Slowly but surely moving forward we approach “y and its family”, or the fossils of Russian orthography carried over to Lezgi. Let’s start. Йй is /y/ or the first sound in ‘yet’. Because of the peculiar characteristics of Russian (and … Continue reading

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How to read Lezgi – Step 3.1

After a longish break another six-pack of letters is coming up.  The 0.1 is here because for a while we are going to move forward in shorter installments (less examples, for example). On the other hand – your work gets … Continue reading

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How to read Lezgi – Step 2

Okay, so it’s time for the second installment of the series. The previous one (Cyrillic letters which look and sound roughly the same as Latin ones) was trivial. This time we’ll focus on something more difficult – those Lezgi Cyrillic letters … Continue reading

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Learning Lezgi – how do we proceed

A couple words about what are my plans for the immediate future of this blog. 1. How to read Lezgi. This introducton to Lezgi Cyrillic will be continued in small, easily palatable, chunks, each introducing only a couple of letters … Continue reading

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How to read Lezgi – Step 1

Let’s just assume that you want to learn Lezgi. One of the obstacles you have to overcome is the script. Lezgi is officially written in Cyrillic letters even though some people on the Internet make do with writing in Latin. … Continue reading

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Introducing Learning Lezgi

This webspace is almost a year old, yet it is only now that I’ve decided to fill it with content. My journey with Lezgi has had its ups and downs (of which I’ll tell you later) thus far, but I … Continue reading

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