Glossary of the Multani Language Compared with Punjábi and Sindhi

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Printed at the Punjab Government Civil Secretariat Press, 1881 - Siraiki language - 293 pages
 

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Page x - Beames' description of Sindhi : " It is a rough language, loving thorny paths of its own, but there hangs about it, to my mind, somewhat of the charm of wild flowers in a hedge, whose untamed luxuriance pleases more than the regular splendour of the parterre. Even as early as Prakrit times the dialect of the Indus Valley shook itself free from trammels, and earned for itself from the pedantic followers of rule and line the contemptuous epithet of ' apabhransa,
Page 117 - A bird-trap of kanan reeds. One side rests on the ground ; the other is raised and supported by a stick to which a string is attached. The other end of the string is held by a concealed person who, on seeing birds come under the trap, pulls the string, and the trap falls on them.
Page 235 - ... and loosely-connected tribes whom he found in possession of the lands, he encouraged strangers and Hindu capitalists to sink wells, dig canals and cultivate the lands of the nominal owners...
Page x - Apabhransa, or vitiated. There is a flavour of wheaten flour and a reek of cottage smoke about Panjabi and Sindhi, which is infinitely more natural and captivating than anything which the hidebound Pandit-ridden languages of the eastern parts of India can show us.
Page x - This peculiarity gives a rough sound to the language, which is quite in keeping with the character of the rude Jats who speak it. The language has an abundance of grammatical forms which show that it is in an inferior stage of development. Still its very vigour makes it a most interesting language to study. One is tempted to appropriate to Multaui Beames...
Page 224 - ... the cultivation, he agrees to pay the proprietor's share to the creditor. In both cases the creditor charges the interest of the debt and expenses, such as payment of land-revenue, against the debtor, and credits him with the produce of the land LK ( 676 ) or of the proprietor's share.
Page 41 - Mother a weed, father a weed, do you expect the daughter to be a root of saffron...
Page 181 - M. — A large fish-hawk. The popular story is that KURALS hunt in couples, one before the other. The first flies along the surface of the water croaking " Allah ! Allah ! " and the fish which come to the top to see who the pious person is are seized by the other bird.
Page 178 - The fish is still in the river, and the woman is pounding chillies (to eat with it).
Page 219 - Raprf and the neighbourhood. In the confusion that followed the invasion of Tamerlane, Multan became independent of the throne of Delhi, and the inhabitants chose Sheikh Yusaf, Kure"shi, head of the shrine of Sheikh Bahauddin, as governor. In 1445 AD, Rai Sahra, chief of the...

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