This dictionary presents the literary
Vepsian language based on the central dialect; a linguistical commission in
Petroskoi, Karelia, in 1989 - 1991, elaborated its phonetical and morphological
principles. Absence of such a dictionary decreased interest in our language
among those students and researchers who do not have a complete command of
Russian, Estonian, or Finnish.
All Vepsian headwords are entered in alphabetical order. Immutable parts of the
words are separated from changeable parts by vertical lines, for instance: ezmä|ine,
Headwords are followed by brackets containing word-formative elements:
for nouns, adjectives and pronouns: those forming the Genitive case in the singular (and for two-stem words also in the plural), and the Partitive case in the plural;
verbs: those forming third person' forms of Present and Past Imperfect
tenses in the singular.
- (Dash) substitutes the part of a headwordd separated by a vertical line, for
(-ab, -oi) - read:
ajada, ajoi; paim|en
(-nen, -ent, -nid)
- read: paimen, paimnnen, paiment, paimnid.
If the headword (noun) is used only in the plural, then it is followed only by
the Partitive case in the plural;
If the Past Imperfect form coincides with the immutable part of a verb, then the headword is followed only by the third person' form of the Present tense in singular, for instance: tahtoi|da (-b) - read: tahtoida, tahtoib, tahtoi; voi|da (-b) - read: voida, voib, voi;
Parts of composite words are separated by doubled vertical lines: sarak||lind, mod||polišk.
A - K ; L - Ö
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