Talk:Avar language

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I'd thought that Chamalal, Botlikh, Andi, Akhvakh, Dido, Khvarshi, Hinukh and Hunzib were full-blown languages that were not mutually intelligible, and not dialects of Avar (despite the fact that these peoples use Avar as a literary language). I know for a fact that Akhvakh is not an Avar dialect. In fact, this section just looks like a representative list of the Avar-Andi-Dido subgroup of the Northeast Caucasian languages. I'll change this if no-one objects. thefamouseccles 14:29, 28 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Avar Wikipedia[edit]

Someone (named "Avarian") who seems to be a speaker of the language, is modifying all the entries in the Avarian Wikipedia. He is changing the spelling from standard Cyrillic to a — at least to my eyes strange appearing — Latin system. It's definitely not one of the two common transcriptions that I freequently see. It's just a guess but it might be his own creation. What to do? Does anyone know more about this? I've wrote him a comment into his discussion page... —N-true 12:28, 13 May 2006 (UTC)

Arabic script[edit]

The Avar language is usually written in the Cyrillic alphabet, from 1928 to 1938 the Latin alphabet was used, before that, the Arabic alphabet was in use and before that, it was ye olde Georgian alphabete. I would really like to know how the Arabic and Old Georgian alphabets worked for this language... is there a source where I can find information about Arabic and Old Georgian Avar? The question also applies for other Caucasian languages such as Chechen or Tsez. — N-true 18:15, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

Awaren leben in Westdagestan[edit]

Hier steht dass die awaren leben in Sued-Dagestan. es ist falsch. Unsere Heimat liegt in West-- 14:59, 8 September 2006 (UTC)


Does the word "мацӀ" mean "language" or "people"? It seems to be used as both on the page. Is this an inconsistency or the way the word is meant to be used? —Firespeaker 19:18, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

The word "мацI" means "tongue" or "language" in Avar. I'll correct any inconsistencies later on, someday. Thanks for mentioning. — N-true 19:17, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Number of sounds[edit]

How many sounds are used in the Avar language? -- 08:52, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Avar has 5 vowel sounds (a, e, i, o, u) and 41 consonants, including geminated (long) consonants. You can see the table here on Omniglot. — N-true 13:56, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Avar language templates[edit]

If you are a native speaker of Avar then you can help translate this template into your own language:

av This user is a native speaker of Avar.

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--Amazonien (talk) 20:45, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

You can also help translate these templates into your own language:

av-4 This user is able to contribute with a near-native level of Avar.

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av-3 This user is able to contribute with an advanced level of Avar.

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av-2 This user is able to contribute with an intermediate level of Avar.

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av-1 This user is able to contribute with a basic level of Avar.

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av-0 This user does not understand Avar (or understands it with considerable difficulty).

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--JorisvS (talk) 13:13, 9 January 2010 (UTC)


I've translated this from the section on Adverbs from Alekeev's grammar, maybe it will come in useful.

Adverbs, as a rule, do not have inflectional forms. Only some adverbs of place have the class agreement suffix, ср.: аскIо-б ‘near', жани-б ‘inside', це-б-е ‘in front', хаду-б ‘behind', гьани-б ‘here' (these adverbs of place are also used referring to time). Aside from that, the majority of adverbs of place differentiate between the locative, allative and ablative forms, жани-б ‘inside' – жани-б-е ‘to the inside' – жани-са ‘from the inside'. Adverbs can be divided according to their structure into derived or non-derived. The latter (сон `yesterday', метер `today', дагъ `little, not much', цIакъ `very, a lot') are often suffixed with the emphatic morpheme -го (сон.го `just yesterday'). By meaning these can be distinguished: a) place: (these sometimes take the case forms and the class agreement suffix) with the locative, allative and ablative forms: ки.б `where', ки.б.го ‘everywhere', ки.б.е ‘to where, whither', ки.са `from where, whence'; до.б.а ‘there'; тIад ‘above'; нахъа ‘behind'; данде `opposite'; аскIо.б ‘near, next to’; це.б.е ‘in front’, хаду.б ‘behind’, гъани.б ‘here’, жани.б ‘inside’, гъоркь ‘below’, къватIи.б ‘outside’, сверухъ ‘around’; гьоркьо-б ‘in between’; b) manner: гьадин ‘in such a way', кин ‘how', хех(го) ‘quickly’, гьуин ‘sweetly’, лъикI(го) ‘well'; v) time: ихдал ‘in spring', риидал ‘in summer', къаси ‘in the evening', кида ‘when', кидаго ‘always', церекъад ‘the day before yesterday’, гьабсагIат ‘now’, сон ‘yesterday’, жакъа ‘today’, метер ‘tomorrow’, радал ‘in the morning’; g) quality and quantity: (кIиабизе ‘for the second time', дагь ‘little, not much’, гIемер ‘a lot'); d) reason and purpose: (квешезе ‘назло', махсароде ‘в шутку', чIалгIаде ‘in vain').

- Francis Tyers · 13:33, 21 February 2014 (UTC)