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LINGUIST List 17.3764

Wed Dec 20 2006

Books: Language Description/Typology: Gusain

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        1.    Ulrich Lueders, Shekhawati: Gusain


Message 1: Shekhawati: Gusain
Date: 15-Dec-2006
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Shekhawati: Gusain


Title: Shekhawati
Series Title: Languages of the World/Materials 385
Published: 2006
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
                http://www.lincom.eu

Author: LAKHAN GUSAIN
Paperback: ISBN: 3895863998 Pages: 90 Price: Europe EURO 40.10
Abstract:

Shekhawati is a dialect of Rajasthani language of Indo-Aryan family and is
spoken by about three million speakers in Churu, Jhunjhunu and Sikar
districts of Rajasthan. Though a very important dialect from the
grammatical and literary points of view, yet very little work is carried
out on it.

This grammar describes basic information on the phonology, morphology,
syntax of the language. In addition there is a short text with interlinear
translation. The introduction remarks outline a geographic and
sociolinguistic sketch of the Shekhawati and its speakers, linguistic
relations with other dialects of Rajasthani. The chapter on phonology
includes vowels, consonants, diphthongs and suprasegmentals. The murmur
vowels are highlighted. Retroflexion is an important feature. The chapter
on morphology describes nominal and verbal morphology. There are two
numbers, two genders, and three cases. Nouns are declined to their final
segments. Case marking is postpositional. The third person pronouns are
distinguished on the proximity/remoteness dimension in each gender.
Adjectives either end in /-o/ or not. There are three tenses and four
moods. Intransitive verbs can be passivised. The chapter on syntax
describes sentence types, word order, coordination, subordination, and
particles. Free and interlinear translations are used in the chapter of
sample text.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Description
                            Typology

Subject Language(s): Marwari (rwr)
                            Shekhawati (swv)

Written In: English (eng )

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