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Title: Chantyal Dictionary and Texts
Written By: Michael Noonan
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/hling.html
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Documentation 17
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
Subject Language(s): Chantyal
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110162407
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 616pp
Prices: DM 298,-/oeS 2175,-/sFr 265,-/