On the fluidity of bones in Mongolic and beyond

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Janhunen , J & Özalan , U 2021 , ' On the fluidity of bones in Mongolic and beyond ' , Altai hakpo , vol. 31 , pp. 141-153 . < https://gofile.me/2Ay1R/g0iiPQXcw >

Title: On the fluidity of bones in Mongolic and beyond
Author: Janhunen, Juha; Özalan, Uluhan
Contributor organization: Department of Languages
Department of Cultures
Date: 2021
Language: eng
Number of pages: 13
Belongs to series: Altai hakpo
ISSN: 1226-6582
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/333303
Abstract: This paper examines the fact that the words for ‘bone’ in Mongolic and Tungusic belong to a formal class containing a marker that normally refers to uncountable homogeneous substances, especially liquids. While there may be several factors underlying this curious situation, some possible light is shed on the issue by Turkic data, which suggest a semantic confusion between ‘bone’ and ‘bone marrow.’ Another phenomenon that deserves attention in this context is the use of the concept of ‘bone’ to indicate genetic lineages or ‘tribes’ in the nomadic society.
Subject: 6121 Languages
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: unspecified
Usage restriction: openAccess
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