• Language: Mansi
  • Alternate names: Mansiy, Vogul, Vogulich, Voguly
  • Language code: mns
  • Language family: Uralic, Mansic, North-Central Mansi
  • Number of speakers: 2750
  • Script: Cyrillic script

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    The Mansi language is a language of the Mansi people. It is spoken in territories of Russia along the Ob River and its tributaries, including the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug and the Sverdlovsk Oblast.

    There are four main dialects of Mansi:

    The intelligibility is difficult between geographically distant dialects.

    The Verb

    Mansi conjugation has

    Active and passive voices exist.

    Intransitive and transitive conjugations are distinguished. This means that there are two possible ways of conjugating a verb. When the speaker conjugates in intransitive, the sentence has no concrete object (in this case, the object is nothing or something like something, anything). In the transitive conjugation, there is a concrete object. This feature also exists in the other Ugric languages.

    Sample verb: мина mina 'to go'

    Person Past
    Sg.1 минасум
    Sg.2 минасэн
    Sg.3 минас
    Du.1 минасумен
    Du.2 минасэн
    Du.3 минасыг
    Pl.1 минасув
    Pl.2 минасэн
    Pl.3 минасэт