Date: 15-May-2010 From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de> Subject: A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian or South-Indian Family of Languages: Caldwell E-mail this message to a friend
Title: A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian or South-Indian Family of Languages
Series Title: LINCOM Gramatica 14
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
Author: Robert A Caldwell
Paperback: ISBN: 9783895861352 Pages: 686 Price: Europe EURO 88.20
The idioms which are included under the general term 'Dravidian', constitute the vernacular speech of the great majority of the inhabitants of Southern India. It is the object of the following work to examine and compare the grammatical principles and forms of the various Dravidian languages. In pursuing this object, it will be the writer's endeavor to point out everything which appears likely to throw any light on the question of the relation which the family of languages bears to the principal families or groups into which the languages of Europe and Asia have been divided (from the Introduction of the 3rd edition, 1913, London)
Use of the Common Term 'Dravidian'
Enumeration of Dravidian Languages (Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Canarese, Tulu, Kudagu or Coorg, Tuda, Kôta, Gond, Khond or Ku, Oraon)
Comparative Grammar: Part I : Sounds (Alphabet, system of sounds) Part II: Roots Part III: The Noun Part IV: The Numerals Part V: The Pronoun Part VI: The Verb Part VII: Glossarial Affinities
This re-edition has been published as no. 14 in the LINCOM Gramatica (LINGram) series (originally published 1913, 3rd edition, written in English).
Language Family(ies): Dravidian