Michael Knüppel: Tabusprachliches im Jukagirischen


In this article, the author addresses the problem of taboos in the Yukaghir languages. These taboos (words as well as phonetic transformations) have not been sufficiently investigated, since their samples are only given in the existing literature. Some of the taboos were already mentioned by V. I. Iochel’son, while others were discussed by I. Nikolaev and G. D. S. Anderson. Yukaghir languages share most patterns of tabooization with the neighboring Altaic languages.