The Indo-Aryan Languages

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 9, 1993 - Foreign Language Study - 539 pages
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In his ambitious survey of the Indo-Aryan languages, Colin Masica has provided a fundamental introduction which will interest not only general and theoretical linguists but also students of one or more of these languages who want to acquaint themselves with the broader linguistic context. Generally synchronic in approach, concentrating on the phonology, morphology and syntax of the modern representatives of the group, the volume also covers their historical development, areal context, writing systems and aspects of sociolinguistics. The survey is organised not on a language-by-language basis but by topic, so that salient theoretical issues may be discussed in a comparative context.

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This is a highly specialized work that takes a look at the languages of Northern India and their development from ancient times to the present day. This is a must have for linguists and lay ... Read full review

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The MoDi script was not invented by a minister from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's ministry in the 17th century. It was invented by Prime minister Hemad pant from the kingdom of Ramdevrao Yadav of Deogiri in the 12th century.

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