Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen https://journal.fi/fuf <p><em>Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen</em> (FUF) is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles on Uralic (Finno-Ugric) languages and peoples, as well as book reviews and discussions. <em>FUF</em> has been published since 1901, and it was originally founded to fill in a gap in the discourse between Uralicists and Indo-Europeanists. From 2019 on, <em>FUF</em> is an open-access journal, and from 2020, the journal is published annually.</p> <p><em>Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen</em> welcomes original scholarly contributions on research into the Uralic languages and the culture of the Uralic peoples (ethnology, folkloristics, mythology, archaeology). However, studies focusing narrowly on the three major national languages Estonian, Finnish and Hungarian or their speakers and cultures are usually directed to other forums specialized on these topics.</p> <p class="sus_teksti"><em>Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen</em> follows a bilateral anonymous peer review procedure for scientific articles, in which both the writer and the reviewer remain anonymous throughout the review process. Book reviews and overviews in <em>FUF</em> are processed internally by the editors and can be published without a scientific quality evaluation. Suggested research articles for publication shall be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief (jussi.ylikoski@oulu.fi). Manuscripts must be written in English or German.</p> <p class="sus_teksti">Statements on the scientific suitability for publication of manuscripts will be requested from at least two persons invited to review them. The reviewers are researchers who have defended their PhDs, are outside of the group of editors and are neutral with respect to the manuscript under review. The reviewers evaluate the scope of the research data, the researcher's mastery of the theoretical framework, the reliability and accuracy of the research as well as the distinctiveness and novelty value of the research in relation to earlier research (see <a href="https://www.tsv.fi/en/services/label-for-peer-reviewed-scholarly-publications/requirements-for-use">https://www.tsv.fi/en/services/label-for-peer-reviewed-scholarly-publications/requirements-for-use</a>). Each reviewer presents a statement on the rejection of the suggestion for publication or its acceptance as is, or with the indicated changes.</p> <p class="sus_teksti">Based on the statements, the Editor-in-Chief makes the decision on publishing the manuscript. A notification of the acceptance or rejection of the suggestion for publication will be sent to the authors, along with any suggested changes to the manuscript required for publication and the statements of the reviewers.</p> <p class="sus_teksti">The main information and documents related to the review process for all manuscripts accepted for review will be archived. For peer reviewed but rejected manuscripts, the authors' names mentioned in the suggestion for publication, the title of the manuscript and the names of the reviewers will be archived. For published manuscripts, the suggestion for publication, the statements sent by the reviewers and the decisions sent by the editors to the authors regarding publication will be stored. The archived information is confidential.</p> en-US jussi.ylikoski@oulu.fi (Jussi Ylikoski) sihteeri@sgr.fi (Susanna Virtanen) Tue, 01 Dec 2020 15:29:24 +0200 OJS 3.2.1.4 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Loanwords from unattested Nordic source forms in Saami https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/87404 <p>Among the numerous loanwords Saami has adopted from Proto-Norse there are also cases where the loan original has not been retained in modern or historically attested Nordic languages. Such etymologies can nevertheless be established on the basis of surviving cognate forms in other Germanic languages. Seven previously proposed etymologies of this kind are scrutinized, including those for North Saami <em>duodji</em> ‘handicraft’ and <em>ráidalas</em> ‘ladder’. Twelve new etymologies of the same type are argued for, among them explanations for the origin of North Saami <em>ámadadju</em> ‘face’, <em>iktit</em> ‘reveal, disclose’, and <em>ivdni</em> ‘color’.</p> Luobbal Sámmol Sámmol Ánte (Aikio, Ante) Copyright (c) 2020 Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/87404 Tue, 01 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Encoding definiteness on pronominal objects in Mordvinic https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/97179 <p>This article examines the morphosyntax of pronouns in object function and reveals the syntactic and morphological differences between nominal and pronominal objects in Mordvinic. The variation in case marking and declension type of nominal objects is affected by definiteness. Indefinite objects are in the basic declension nominative, whereas definite ones are in the definite or possessive declension genitive. Furthermore, definite objects may be indexed on the verb. In this paper, I analyze the morphosyntax of pronouns, in order to reveal the regularities between semantics and morphological marking and to provide a better understanding of definiteness. For this purpose, the finite forms of perception verbs were collected from the MokshEr corpus, which contains written texts in the literary languages, and native speakers were consulted on the results. Perception verbs were chosen for this study because they agree with the object in person and number more frequently than other semantic classes of verbs, thus providing good material for examining the correlation of definiteness with verbal conjugation. The paper shows how definiteness is displayed within the morphosyntax of pronouns and uncovers how verbal conjugation correlates with different pronominal objects.</p> Mariann Bernhardt Copyright (c) 2020 Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/97179 Tue, 01 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0200 On the development of *i in Permic https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/84873 <p>The article revisits the development of Proto-Uralic close front *i in Proto-Permic. Two regular reflexes of *i have been posited in earlier literature: *i and *e. In a survey of preexisting etymological research, a third reflex *i̮ is identified as also being similarly abundant, which motivates rehabilitating several etymological comparisons that have been rejected as irregular in recent critical works. Altogether 17 examples of PP *i̮ continuing earlier *i are discussed in some detail. Typical phonological environments for the development of *i̮ are further identified, and several open problems are shown to remain. Lastly some implications of the results for future research are suggested.</p> Juho Pystynen Copyright (c) 2020 Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/84873 Tue, 01 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0200 The distribution of village names based on pre-Christian Finnic personal names in the northern Baltic Sea area https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/82542 <p>The article studies pre-Christian Finnic anthroponyms and their spread in the northern Baltic Sea area at the end of Middle Ages (c. AD 1520). This is done by analysing village names based on pre-Christian Finnic personal name elements. The primary research material consists of various editions of documents from the 15th and 16th centuries. The analysis demonstrates that village names based on pre-Christian Finnic anthroponyms are most densely located in Varsinais-Suomi, Häme, Northern and Eastern Estonia, Southern Karelia, the Karelian Isthmus and Eastern Ingria. The first four areas are home to significant Iron Age settlements. It seems that the use of the pre-Christian Finnic name elements under investigation originally started in these areas and spread eastwards.</p> Jaakko Raunamaa Copyright (c) 2020 Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/82542 Tue, 01 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Marja Leinonen 1946–2019 https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/99936 Paula Kokkonen Copyright (c) 2020 Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/99936 Tue, 01 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Michael Branch 1940–2019 https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/99937 Esko Häkli Copyright (c) 2020 Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/99937 Tue, 01 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Martti Kahla 1928–2019 https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/99938 Riho Grünthal Copyright (c) 2020 Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/99938 Tue, 01 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Margarita Ivanova 1945–2020 https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/99939 Esa-Jussi Salminen Copyright (c) 2020 Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/99939 Tue, 01 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Paul Kokla 1929–2020 https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/98031 Sirkka Saarinen Copyright (c) https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/98031 Tue, 01 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0200 What happens in language loss? https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/99925 <p><strong>Besprechung&nbsp;</strong>Kehayov, Petar. 2017. <em>The fate of mood and modality in language death</em>. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. 385 pp.</p> Riho Grünthal Copyright (c) 2020 Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/99925 Tue, 01 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Fresh views on the early history of Indo-European and its relation to Uralic https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/99932 <div class="page" title="Page 155"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><strong>Besprechung&nbsp;</strong>Kloekhorst, Alwin &amp; Pronk, Tijmen (eds.). 2019. <em>The precursors of Proto-Indo-European: The Indo-Anatolian and Indo-Uralic hypotheses</em> (Leiden Studies in Indo-European 21). Leiden &amp; Boston: Brill. viii + 235 pp.</p> </div> </div> </div> Sampsa Holopainen Copyright (c) 2020 Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/99932 Tue, 01 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0200 A bridge too far – A Uralic perspective on Volga Bulgarian https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/89967 <div class="page" title="Page 172"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><strong>Besprechung</strong> Agyagási, Klára. 2019. Chuvash historical phonetics: An areal linguistic study. With an appendix on the role of Proto-Mari in the history of Chuvash vocalism (Turcologica 17). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. XII + 334 pp.</p> </div> </div> </div> Sampsa Holopainen, Niklas Metsäranta Copyright (c) 2020 Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/89967 Tue, 01 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0200 Die Nganasanische Grammatik in einem Band https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/99933 <p><strong>Besprechung</strong> Wagner-Nagy, Beáta. 2019. A grammar of Nganasan. Leiden: Brill. 582 S. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004382763" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004382763</a></p> Kaisla Kaheinen Copyright (c) 2020 Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/99933 Tue, 01 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0200 A new general dictionary of Ume Saami https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/99934 <div class="page" title="Page 195"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><strong>Besprechung</strong> Barruk, Henrik. 2018. Báhkuo-girjjie: Ubmejesámien–dáruon, Dáruon–ubmejesámien = Ordbok: Umesamisk–svensk, Svensk– umesamisk. Umeå. 301 pp.</p> </div> </div> </div> Juha Kuokkala Copyright (c) 2020 Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/99934 Tue, 01 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0200