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Ostyaks

 

until the 1930’s, the name of the Khanty.

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--1999b, Ostyak Texts in the Obdorsk Dialect, Wiesbaden (Studia Uralica 9).
As I will argue in this paper, Ostyak has a syntactic device that unambiguously marks the secondary topic, object agreement.
The information-structure status of the object in Ostyak
The headwords are in Latin and several of the Uralic languages occur in it: Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Mordvin, Cheremis, Komi-Zyrian and Komi-Permyak, Votyak, Vogul, Ostyak, Yurak (more than one dialect of the latter three), Selkup and Kamassian (then still extant).
Among the two hundred languages, there are several of the Finno-Ugric and Samoyedic languages as well: Hungarian, Finnish, Estonian, Karelian (with dialects), Zyrian, Votyak, Cheremis, Vogul and Ostyak (with dialects), and Mordvin of course.
In Ostyak, for instance, where, as said above, the accusative of nouns always coincides with the nominative, a noun, which is in base form even in object function, will not be referred to as an unmarked object, even though that is what it formally is.
unmarked object, such as Ostyak, Forest Nenets or Livonian (though in the last so called passive structures are an exception), (8) but also those that show the opposite, i.e.
Blazek), a possibility of unattested Turkic source *on (instead of normal *on) 'ten' is suggested, but since the form with front vocalism is hardly possible in Turkic and, anyway, *j- and *[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] in Ostyak stay unexplained, this suggestion must be undoubtedly rejected.
225-227), she casts doubt on the relationship between the Hungarian 3th person possessive ending -a, -e, Vogul -(t)e Ostyak -([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.])l, all regular reflexes of Proto-Uralic *-sV, and connects the Vogul ending with a Proto-Samoyed formant *-tV and the 3th sing.
In the meantime, the Ugric theory, that is, the belief that Hungarian, Vogul and Ostyak are genetically related, was extended to include the languages of northern Europe (such as Finnish, Lapp, Mordvin, Zyrian etc.), and put on a supposedly scientific footing.
Budenz did not even attempt to reconstruct either the conventional Ugric node (Hungarian, Vogul and Ostyak), or the conventional Finno-Ugric node, or those other intermediate nodes which represent a cornerstone of the modern family tree (notice however that the author occasionally mentions the definition "Finno-Ugric", for example in his article of 1869; see quote above).
For the Ostyaks of Siberia, the northern lights were a flame kept burning by the fish god to help those out fishing after dark.