LINGUIST List 10.1042

Wed Jul 7 1999

Books: East Asian Langs: Chantyal Dictionary

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  1. Lisa Natascha Barrett, East Asian Langs: Chantyal Dictionary, M. Noonan

Message 1: East Asian Langs: Chantyal Dictionary, M. Noonan

Date: Wed, 07 Jul 1999 10:28:27 +0200
From: Lisa Natascha Barrett <>
Subject: East Asian Langs: Chantyal Dictionary, M. Noonan

Michael Noonan
Chantyal Dictionary and Texts
1999. 23 x 15,5 cm. X, 616 pages. 
Cloth. DM 298,-/oeS 2175,-/sFr 265,-/approx. US$ 186.00
ISBN 3-11-016240-7
(Trends in Linguistics. Documentation 17)

This volume presents the largest and most comprehensive
dictionary to date for any language of the Tibeto-Burman
'hill peoples' of Nepal. Of the 10,000 ethnic Chantyals
living in the Myagdi and Baglung districts of Nepal, about
2,000 speak the Chantyal language, a member of the Tamangic
group within the Bodic division of Tibeto-Burman. The
dictionary is primarily based upon data collected in the
villages of Mangale Khani and Chawra Khani.
The entries contain etymologies and examples in context
drawn mostly from recorded conversations and narratives.
Most example sentences are keyed to published texts so that
the user can examine the item in discourse context.
Aside from the large English-Chantyal dictionary, the volume
contains a Chantyal-English index keyed to the
English-Chantyal dictionary, a set of five texts, a set of
detailed kinship diagrams, and a short grammatical sketch.

Georgij A. Klimov
Etymological Dictionary of the Kartvelian Languages
1998. 23 x 15,5 cm. XIII, 504 pages.
Cloth. DM 378,-/oeS 2759,-/sFr 336,-/approx. US$ 236.00
ISBN 3-11-015658-X
(Trends in Linguistics. Documentation 16)

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