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Avar-Andian etymology :

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Protoform: *ħu-
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: that
Andian language: hu-du-
Akhvakh: hu-
Chamalal: u-da-
Tindi: o-,o-ja-
Karata: ho-
Bagvalal: o-
Godoberi: ho-
Comments: In Kar. besides ho- there exists a synonymous variant wu- (wu-ʎu-b, wu-gu-b, wu-du-b). The stem *ħu- 'that' is opposed to PA *ħo-/*ħi- 'this' (q.v.), although they sometimes get contaminated. It is often used in conjunction with another PA deictic rood *dV- q.v. Some languages reveal here (as also in the case of *ħo-/*ħi- ) a loss of initial *ħ-: it is possible that a combination of deictic (emphatic) *ħV- + deictic *ʔu- is reflected.

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