A Grammar of Dhimal
The present work, a grammar of Dhimal, fills an important void in the documentation of the vast and ramified Tibeto-Burman language family. Dhimal, a little known and endangered tongue spoken in the lowlands of southeastern Nepal by about 20,000 individuals, is detailed in this work. With data gathered in the village of hiy b r , the author crafts a readable description of the western dialect, using over 1000 examples to illustrate usage. Included in this reference work are seventeen texts, riddles, songs and a Dhimal-English glossary. Joining other recent ground-breaking linguistic descriptions by researchers from the Himalayan Languages Project at Leiden University, this grammar of Dhimal will have lasting scientific value and aid the Dhimal community in preserving their language.
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Languages of the Greater Himalayan Region, Volume 8 A Grammar of Dhimal
John T. King
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actant addressee alcohol allomorph aro-rj AUX-P basic morph be-P bihu buŋ cahi camindi clause come-P dama daughter Dhimal do-COND do-INF do-P do-SEQ do?-hi do?-khe do?-khe doŋ dopha dyarj e?-lorj eat-INF ekddm encodes event example girl go-NOM-LOC-EMP go-NOM-LOC-EMP go-P goi-khe gora haipali hane-hi Hanuman hasu hi-gha-hi hi-gha-khe hi-hi hihi hiso I-DAT I.OBL-GEN Indo-Aryan insa inta intransitive verb iŋko irjko jackal kabara kalau kalau inta-so kalau ode katha kelai khalko khukuri kiya ku-nu label Laksman lo-hi ma-ko ma-ku-nu manthu marker more-EMP morpheme must-IMPF naŋ-ko narj-ko NEG-COP NEG-COP-COND Nepali obalai occurs okay COP-COND one-CL pa-hi pa-li pa-nu pa-terj particle Parvati phonemes plural pron pronoun proposition Rajbangsi Rama REDUP rice say-FUT DED say-IMPF say-NOM say-P say-P say-IMPF say-SEQ singular Sita someone speaker stative suffix suta tense Tharu there-EL theyp tiger tree verb village vowel wa-ko wajan water buffalo yous.OBL-GEN