Hungarian and Eskimo-Aleut

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Hungarian and Eskimo-Aleut

ALFRÉD TÓTH : HUNGARIAN AND ESKIMO-ALEUT — with Paleo-Siberian Cognates

Hungarian mozogni “to move”, mozdulni “to begin to move”

Proto-Uralic *m8ńćз-, *m8ćз-

Proto-Inuit *maŋat- “to get to move”

Sumerian ma “to go” (Oberhuber 1990, p. 304)

Hungarian múlik “to elapse, to go by”, mulatni “to spend time, to entertain

oneself”

Proto-Finno-Ugric *mulз- “to elapse, to go by, to pass over”

Eskimo-Aleut mulu- “to stay away a long time”

Sumerian ma “to go” (Oberhuber 1990, p. 304) + la (1399x: ED IIIa, ED IIIb,

Old Akkadian, Lagash II, Ur III, Early Old Babylonian, Old

Babylonian) wr. la2; la; lal2 “to hang, to be suspended; over"

Hungarian murcos “dirty, muddy”

Proto-Eskimo *maRRaR “mud”

Central Alaskan Yupik maraq “marshy, muddy low land

Sumerian mudur (13x: Old Babylonian) wr. mu-dur7 “dirt”

Hungarian mutni, mutatni “to show, to demonstrate”

Proto-Finno-Ugric *muja- “to feel, to touch, to touch lightly”

Proto-Eskimo *maniγuR- “to soothe”

Sumerian mud (8x: Old Babylonian) wr. mud “to create”

Hungarian mű, műv- “handicraft, work; opus”

Proto-Uralic *meke(-) “deed, work; to do, to make, to work”

Proto-Eskimo *ca-vaγ- “to work”

Sumerian mu (9x: Old Babylonian) wr. mu11; ma5; mu7 “to crush, mangle”

Hungarian -(e/o/ö)n (superessive suffix, e.g. ház-on “on a house”, ház

“house”)

Proto-Uralic -na, -nä (locative suffix)

Eskimo-Aleut ∂n∂ “place”, -me-, -ne (casus localis, cf. Kleinschmidt 1851, p. 79)

Aleut na(γ)- “inside”

Sumerian -a (locative suffix), -na (possessive locative marker): dub-ba-na

“his/her tablet”

Hungarian nagy “big, tall”

Proto-Finno-Ugric *n8ńćз “hard, strong”

Eskimo-Aleut aŋ∂- “big”

Aleut aŋu-na- “big”, aŋax “power; steward”

Chukotko-Kamch. aeŋaeŋ “spirit, god”

Sumerian niga (12565x: Old Akkadian, Lagash II, Ur III, Early Old Babylonian,

Old Babylonian, 1st millennium) wr. niga; niĝ2-gu7-a “(to be)

fattened”

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