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Title: Shekhawati
Written By: Lakhan Gusain
Series Title: Languages of the World/Materials 385

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.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Marwari
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3895863998
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 90
Prices: Europe EURO 40.10