Languages

Enets, Forest

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Introduction

The Enets language is a Samoyedic language, formerly known as Yenisei Samoyedic (not to be confused with the Yeniseian language family, which is completely unrelated). They still speak their language, but education is in Russian so there is fear they may lose their language.

The verb

Sample verb dire-.

Aorist

sg.1direδ
sg.2dired
sg.3dire
du.1direjʔ
du.2direriʔ
du.3direhiʔ
pl.1direāʔ
pl.2direraʔ
pl.3direʔ

Preterite

sg.1direδod́
sg.2diredoś
sg.3direś
du.1direbid́
du.2direrid́
du.3direhid́
pl.1direbat́
pl.2direrat́
pl.3diret́

Future

sg.1diredaδ
sg.2diredad
sg.3direda
du.1diredajʔ
du.2diredariʔ
du.3diredahiʔ
pl.1diredāʔ
pl.2diredaraʔ
pl.3diredaʔ

Imperative

sg.2direʔ
sg.3direb́
du.2direriʔ
pl.2direraʔ

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