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Is the Proto-Slavic root *term (dwelling) related to the Proto-Ugric root *tärɜ „open space, room”?

I am curious about the obscure etymology of the Romanian word tărâm (realm, domain, world, geographical space -- usually a poetic word, like in the plural form alte tarâmuri = "other (foreign) ...
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Earlier stages of definite/indefinite conjugations in Hungarian

Hungarian verbs have definite and indefinite conjugations. However, the indefinite conjugation is used when the direct object is a first or second person pronoun. This is an interesting wrinkle ...
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What is the origin of a Hungarian word cápa (shark) [closed]

The word for shark in Hungarian is cápa. Quick search for its origin didn't bring me anything. Probably there are some Hungarian sources, but I don't know the language, unluckily. As Hungary is a ...
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Why is Hungarian considered a mostly agglutinative language?

Hungarian is often used as the prototypical example of a heavily agglutinative, synthetic language, and with regards to noun declension and derivational morphology this is doubtless true; Hungarian ...
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What is the origin of certain Hungarian suffixes?

I have a question about the etymology (within the Uralic family) of three Hungarian morphemes Accusative -t- suffix: Hungarian has an accusative in -t- (eg. fíu, fíut), which has no cognates in any ...
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Is the T in Jo Reggelt silent, or not? [closed]

Some local (american) men of Hungarian descent greet each other in the morning Jo Reggel. When I searched online, it always turned up as Jo Reggelt, and the T is pronounced. When I asked them about ...
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Are there any existing attested records or any manuscripts from Eastern Hungarian languages?

As a native Hungarian speaker, I've always been fascinated by the history of my native tongue. As we all know, Friar Julianus found Hungarian speaking people in the Ural mountains in the 13th century. ...
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Is there a word “ribike” in Hungarian? [closed]

I once read a Hungarian (I believe) fairytale about a girl named Ribike. You can find it here: http://multicoloreddiary.blogspot.com/2019/04/c-is-for-currant-girl-to-z-challenge.html?m=1 It’s said ...
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Is there any relationship between the Hungarian long s sound and the long s in some European languages?

This History SE question (with some references), which enquires about when the f (actually an ſ) became an s and why in English specifically, prompted me to wonder if there was any relationship with ...
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Are Hungarian and Turkish related?

I was told by somebody who has lived near Hungary that she thought that Hungarian and Turkish were related, and that their languages are very similar. A brief google search seems to support this. ...
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Hungarian and Slovak language border pidgin

I was watching a documentary on the hungarian population in Slovakia. At one point in the documentary,they interviewed a lady from the village of Ipeľské Predmostie. When they asked her a question ...
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List of Hungarian toponyms by interior/surface case

Hungarian toponyms can be grouped grammatically according to whether they take the "interior" cases (inessive, illative, and elative) or the "surface" cases (superessive, sublative, and delative) to ...
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How to find words to other languages that have no clear translation in English

For a work of fiction, I have a character who speaks Russian, German and Hungarian, none of which I speak. The character wrote a fictional novel that appears only in its English translation, but the ...
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Hungarian homographs

I've been living in Hungary for a year now and I've been slowly learning the language, so naturally a question arouse: are there any homographs in Hungarian? When I'm talking about homograph I mean a ...
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Etymology/Origin of surname Szakal

after carefull consideration I have decided to put my question here. I contacted several people well-known in history/antropology of languages and so on. Nobody answered or wasnt willing to help. ...
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How did Asian and European people end up speaking Uralic languages?

There are European people (Finns, Hungarians, Estonians) who speak Uralic languages. And there are Asian people (Nenets) who speak them too. How did this happen? Was there an empire that encompassed ...
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Consonantal innovations in Hungarian

The Hungarian language seems to have many phonetic features uncommon in other Uralic languages- for example, phonemic voicing in its stops and sibilants and the presence of a labiodental fricative /f/....
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Hungarian: Repeat Step X through Step Y [closed]

I have an automated process that generates links to steps that are dynamically numbered. In English we have some documents with XML (DITA) source such as: Repeat <xref> through <xref> ...
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Aktionsart - "brought"

I'm trying to analyse the verb brought (or bring) in terms of lexical aspect, or aktionsart. More accurately, it's an analysis of the Hungarian verb "hozta" (bring-3sg.pst.def). Would it be telic (...
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