Ukrainian by Andrii Danylenko & Serhii Vakulenko

By Andrii Danylenko & Serhii Vakulenko

Ukrainian is spoken via approx. 39 million humans within the Ukraine and by means of a number of million humans in another country (e.g. in Canada, united states, Brasil). It belongs to the jap department of the Slavonic staff of the Indo-European language kin. Ukrainian is a great inflectional language, even though it has now not reached the measure of artificial optimization charactersistic of a few different Slavonic languages (Russian, Belorussian, Polish). The authors offer a quick yet relatively complete description of the phonetic segmentation, and current a brand new approach of conveying the normal Cyrillic script through Latin characters so that it will reconstruct the unique Ukrainian spelling. the general development of the grammar is given from the communicative viewpoint. the most part-of-speech different types are being analysed with admire to their sentence capabilities. References are sometimes made to typologically various languages for you to spotlight a few vital grammatical qualities of Ukrainian. The so-­called man made destiny demanding, Pluperfect demanding, the Vocative case and different recessive houses of Ukrainian are being handled as a sequel to the slackening of its artificial evolution. The caricature is supplemented with an unique Ukrainian textual content and giant bibliography, which includes the main crucial writings on Ukrainian.

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G. ’ (ta- in this sense is now obsolete) Free exclamations are of a number of different types, mostly particles, though a few are (fossilized) nouns. 1. UÊ -œÀÀœÜ\ ò etc. 6). Uninflected words: particles UÊ œ““>˜`Ã\ hAti žK Lah iq ‘shush’ ô ‘give it here’ Ch i™ ‘eh?

7). Note that in the fa‘ala f< system the third consonant is arbitrarily doubled to represent the fourth radical, to give î îA<ð î: a base fa‘lala f Pattern fôA<ð î>ï î ôA<ð î fu‘lila f fa‘lala MAîA<ð î î îA<ð î>î tafa‘lala f mufa‘lil Meaning of pattern Resulting form Agent noun mutarjim ‘translator’ Perf. passive turjima ‘it was translated’ Verbal noun Reflexive (V) g ô ðîÏï îg ô ðYï tarjama Mê î ðYî Ïî tatarjama îg î ðî Lexical product ‘translation’ ‘it got translated’ The CA root and pattern system in principle survives intact in MWA, though the increasing number of morphologically unassimilated loan words is tending to destabilize the CA system.

2). Imperfect verbs denote actions either not completed or regarded as such. Within this system a great many variations occur when phonology and morphology conflict: the compromises generally involve a loss of either a radical consonant or an agent morpheme, and in some cases a neutralization of contrasts results, for example of gender or number, or (in certain participles) of voice. 9 to infer the operating principles directly. 5 Inflection This section simply itemizes the bound morphemes marking definiteness, case/mood, number and gender.

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