Verbal inflectional classes in Soikkola Ingrian

2020. №3, 101-134

Fedor I. Rozhanskiy a, b, @
Elena B. Markus a, c
a University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia;
b Institute for Linguistic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia;
c Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia;


This paper analyses verbal infl ection in the Soikkola dialect of the Ingrian language. Ingrian has a rich morphology and is abundant with stem alternations. In order to describe such complicated system, one needs to elaborate a detailed but easy-to-use system of infl ectional classes. We suggest a number of principles for distinguishing infl ectional classes, and apply them to the Ingrian material. Our paper describes morphological categories of the Ingrian verb, gives an overview of the stem alternations, and presents a system of infl ectional classes based on the distribution of diff erent stem types in the paradigm. The proposed description allows building a full paradigm of Ingrian verbs. The research is based on 450 paradigms recorded from the speakers of the Soikkola dialect in 2006–2019. The paper provides ample illustrative material: examples of verbal paradigms representing diff erent infl ectional classes.

For citation:

Rozhanskiy F. I., Markus E. B. Verbal infl ectional classes in Soikkola Ingrian. Voprosy Jazykoznanija, 2020, 3: 101–134.


This research was supported by the University of Tartu, grant PHVEE18904. The authors are very grateful to the anonymous reviewers and Mehmed Muslimov for valuable comments on the article.