Farsi affixes in Lezgian


Affix function number of borrowed affixes


Information and examples are from Haspelmath (1993: 107) and from Don Stilo (personal communication 2013).


3 nominalizers (out of a total of 8 nominalizers in Lezgian)

‑qʰan ‘agent nouns from nouns’, e.g. xpe‑qʰan ‘sheep herder’

‑gan ‘nouns denoting containers from nouns’, e.g. t’urar‑gan ‘box for spoons’

‑ban ‘nouns denoting people associated with the thing denoted by the base word’, e.g. wak’ar‑ban ‘swineherd’