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Avar-Andian etymology :

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Protoform: *ču-, *čo-mi
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 who, what 2 how many
Avar: čan 2
Chadakolob: čam 2
Andian language: čom 2
Akhvakh: ču- 1, čami 2
Chamalal: šā̃ 2
Tindi: čʷami-la 2
Karata: čam 2
Botlikh: čamu 2
Bagvalal: čamu 2
Godoberi: čamu 2
Comments: In the meaning 'who, what' the root has been preserved only in Akhvakh (with changeable class suffixes); all other languages reflect only the old derivate *čo-mi (or, perhaps, *čʷo-mi, cf. the Tind. form) 'how many'.

    In Akhvakh the root serves also for building quantor pronouns (čubi-da, čuga-dala 'all' etc.).


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