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Books: Language Description, Mewati: Gusain

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Date: Mon, 05 May 2003 16:48:30 +0000
Subject: Mewati: Gusain

Title: Mewati
Series Title: Languages of the World/Materials 386
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
Availability: Available
Author: Lakhan Gusain, University of Michigan 

Paperback: ISBN: 3895864005, Pages: 60, Price: USD 34 / EUR 32 / GBP
Comment: Student/Course Discount: 40%
Mewati, a dialect of Rajasthani language of Indo-Aryan family, is
spoken by about five million speakers in Alwar, Bharatpur and Dholpur
districts of Rajasthan, and Faridabad and Gurgaon districts of Haryana
states of India. Extensive linguistic research work has not carried
out on this dialect so far. It had contributed profoundly to
Rajasthani literature in medieval periods. This grammar includes
chapters on phonology, morphology, syntax, and sample texts. The
introductory section includes information on Mewati, its speakers, and
geographic and sociolinguistic data on Mewati and its
subdialects. There are 9 vowels, 31 consonants, and 2
diphthongs. Suprasegmentals are not so prominent as they are in the
other dialects of Rajasthani. There are two numbers--singular and
plural, two genders--masculine and feminine; and three cases--direct,
oblique, and vocative. The nouns decline according to their final
segments. Case marking is postpositional. Pronouns are traditional in
nature and are inflected for number and case. Gender is not
distinguished in pronouns. Two types of adjectives are there. There
are three tenses--past, present, and future. Participles function as
adjectives. Sentence types, word order, coordination, subordination,
and particles have been described analytically. The chapter sample
texts presents free and interlinear translations of some selected
Lingfield(s): Language Description
Subject Language(s): Haryanvi (Language Code: BGC)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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