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Are Chechen мукадахка /mukdahka/ "rat" and Armenian մուկ /muk/ cognate?

Are Chechen мукдахка /mukdahka/ "rat" and Armenian մուկ /muk/ cognate? Are Chechen херси /hersi/ "piglet" and Latin porcus "pig" cognate? I know that IE "p" ...
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Seeking free grammar or detailed description of Avar

The more I learn about the Georgian language the more eager I am to compare it with nearby Caucasian languages, to which it is not related but shares a common Sprachbund with. Although I'm also ...
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What is "contacting case"?

According to Wikipedia, the Bats language of Eastern Georgia has a case called "contacting", but no description is offered as to its function. I checked the Russian and Georgian versions of the page ...
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