On Root And Subordinate Clause Structure in Kabardian, by Mukhadin Kumakhov and Karina Vamling

Lund University, Dept. of Linguistics 1
Working Papers 44 (1995), 91–110

On root and subordinate clause structure in Kabardian
Mukhadin Kumakhov and Karina Vamling


The paper gives a short overview of  the general  properties of  the grammar  of Kabardian (East Circassian) followed by sections on verbal forms in subordination and basic aspects of complementation.

General properties

Kabardian is a Northwest-Caucasian language, most closely related to Adyghe (West Circassian). It is spoken by 390.800 people in  the Kabardino-Balkarianrepublic in the Russian Federation and by large communities in Turkey, Syria, and Jordan.

We  refer to Kumakhov 1989 and  Grammatika  kabardino-ãerkesskogo literaturnogo jazyka  (1957)  for more  comprehensive  studies of Kabardian
nominal and verbal morphology.

Download the full-text document in PDF format