A Grammar of Kharia: A South Munda Language by John Peterson PDF

By John Peterson

ISBN-10: 9004187200

ISBN-13: 9789004187207

Kharia, spoken in central-eastern India, is a member of the southern department of the Munda kinfolk, which varieties the western department of the Austro-Asiatic phylum, stretching from imperative India to Vietnam. the current learn presents the main vast description of Kharia thus far and covers all significant parts of the grammar. Of specific curiosity within the number of Kharia defined the following, is that there's no facts for assuming the lifestyles of parts-of-speech, akin to noun, adjective and verb. quite services reminiscent of reference, amendment and predication are expressed by means of one among syntactic constructions, observed right here as 'syntagmas'. the quantity can be of equivalent curiosity to normal linguists from the fields of typology, linguistic conception, areal linguistics, Munda linguistics in addition to South Asianists as a rule.

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A number of other works by Pinnow should also be mentioned here, as they are also basically compulsory reading for anyone interested in Kharia or Munda linguistics: Pinnow (1965a) is a large collection of texts in Kharia, accompanied by a word-for-word translation, a free translation in German and detailed notes. Pinnow (1965b) is a shorter collection of the same type, also in German, but without the word-for-word translation. These last two works provide a valuable resource for anyone wishing to study almost any aspect of Kharia, including to a certain extent language change, as these texts were collected ca.

Anil Kullu, with whom English was used. However, beginning with the third trip to Jharkhand in 2003, all interviews were conducted monolingually in Kharia. ariah1rnl 16 CHAP1ERONE southern and western Simdega district in one group and those from other regions in the other. Where such differences of opinion were noted, the variety of the "Simdega" group is discussed in this grammar in detail, and the other variety, referred to here for ease of reference as the "Gumla" variety, is mentioned in passing.

2. g. (ai'tail), [o1"] 'house'). While this strategy is consistently used to indicate glottalized vowels, it cannot be used to indicate the pre-glottalized consonsants. > ~). This seems to be the oldest strategy for representing glottalization and is generally found in literature on or in Kharia which was printed before the year 2000. Since then, it would seem that the following strategy has gained ground in published materials. 3. The glottal stop is consistently realized by the anugrah (s ), if this symbol is available on the keyboard being used, otherwise the visarg (:) is used.

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