The article deals with relic elements in the structure of the Ket verb. The idea is held that there are no solid rules for the formation of the Ket verb, despite numerous attempts to classify types of verbs in the Ket language. The author applies the term introduced by T.M. Nikolaeva “the latent memory of the language” to the structural elements of the Ket verb. The author’s expeditionary materials are given as examples, whose analysis proves the absence of any firm patterns in the formation of the Ket verb. It is observed as agglutination in the simplest structures, as well as incorporation in complicated forms. It is con-cluded that the Ket verb can cast a light on the morphological stages of language development. The article can be of interest for linguists dealing with diachronic typology.

Galina T Polenova

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Polenova Galina Tikhonovna, Doctor of Philology, Professor, Head of Sector of the Department German language of Anton Chekhov Taganrog Institute Institute (branch) of the Rostov State University of Economics (RINH); Scientific Interests: Theory of language, linguistics gourmet, Eniseyskiy, General linguistics

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