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Sat Jul 21 2007

Books: Language Description/Sociolinguistics: Gusain

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        1.    Ulrich Lueders, Mewati: Gusain


Message 1: Mewati: Gusain
Date: 12-Jul-2007
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Mewati: Gusain
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Title: Mewati
Series Title: Languages of the World/Materials 386
Published: 2007
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
                http://www.lincom.eu

Author: Lakhan Gusain
Paperback: ISBN: 3895864005 Pages: 88 Price: Europe EURO 38.00
Abstract:

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 been 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 texts.

2nd printing 2007.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Language Documentation
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Mewati (wtm)

Written In: English (eng )

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