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Homework Objective: To practice applying some of the basic ideas behind the concept of genetic relatedness between languages. (10pts total) • Look at the gloss (a type of translation) and decide which gloss represents a concept that belongs to a Basic

Homework Objective: To practice applying some of the basic ideas behind the concept of genetic relatedness between languages. (10pts total) • Look at the gloss (a type of translation) and decide which gloss represents a concept that belongs to a Basic

Homework

 

Objective: To practice applying some of the basic ideas behind the concept of genetic relatedness between languages. (10pts total)

 

        Look at the gloss (a type of translation) and decide which gloss represents a concept that belongs to a Basic Level Vocabulary, and which gloss represents a concept that is not a Basic Level Vocabulary.

 

A note on spelling. The grave accent indicates a long vowel; it can be ignored. The vowels æ, œ, and represent vowels like the a in English ‘hat,’ the œu in French ‘sœur,’ and the u in French tu. When making comparisons, pay particular attention  to the beginning of words and also to consonants. Comparing vowels may not help much here.

 

        Once 1) is completed, fill in the following chart with the words that are NOT considered basic level vocabulary. Put the gloss on the far left. Then fill in the appropriate Finnish & Hungarian word in the matching column. The first example is done for you. Remember that here you focus only on the meaning of the words.

 

WORLD ON OUR LIST THAT ARE NOT CONSIDERED BASIC LEVEL VOCABULARY

Gloss

Finnish

Hungarian

       church

Kirkko

Templom

b)

 

 

Etc…

 

 

 

Cross the words you put here off of the main list. They are not basic level vocabulary. Therefore, they are not relevant to establishing whether the two languages are related. Some of these words may look very similar, why do you think this is so?

 

3)   Step three: Look for systematic sound correspondences in the remaining words. It is sufficient to find four sound correspondences (including the example in (a)), if they exist. The correspondences can either be that the sound is the SAME in both languages, or that the sound is systematically different in each language. This is like what we did in the Polynesian language exercise. The first one is done for you. You could also note anything else about the pronunciation of the two languages that you think looks like a pattern.

 

 

 

Systematic Sound Correspondences

Evidence ( line number of example that illustrate your observations)

Finnish

Hungarian

       4, 11

t

t

b)

 

 

C)

 

 

D)

 

 

…..

 

 

 

5)   Do you think these languages are related? Do you think they are closely related?

 

gloss

Finnish

Hungarian

1) child

lapsi

ɟermek

2) church

kirkko

templom

3) six

kūsi

hat

4) fire

tuli

tᵫ̄z

5) head

pǣ

fej

6) three

kolme

hārmon

7) cracker

keksi

keks

8) water

vesi

vīz

9) fish

kala

hal

10) cloud

pilvi

felhœ̄

11) winter

talvi

tēl

12) sugar

sokeri

tsukor

13) tree

pū

fa

14) tongue

kieli

ɲelv

15) eye

silmæ

sem

16) blood

veri

vēr

17) death

kuolema

halāl

18) zero

nolla

nulla

19) son

poika

fīu

20) under

ala

allā

21) hear

kūlla

hall

22) heel

suoni

īn

23) nose

nenæ

orr

24) soap

saippua

sappan

25) soft

pehmeæ

puha

26) ice

jǣ

jēg

27) nest

pesæ

fēsek

 

6)         If you believe the two languages to be related, what persuades you? How closely do you feel the languages are related and why? Your answer should be clear and succinct. Attach (a copy of) any handwritten worksheets on the Finnish/Hungarian problem to end of this assignment.

 


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