A Grammar of Kulung
This book is the first description of Kulung, a complex-pronominalising Kiranti (Tibeto-Burman) language spoken in eastern Nepal. It contains the phonology, morphology, and syntax as well as sample texts, verbal paradigms, and a Kulung-English lexicon. The data presented here were collected during four field trips which the author undertook to Nepal between 1992 and 1995. This grammar of Kulung is an exhaustive reference work for Tibeto-Burman linguistics, language typology, and linguistic theory. With financial support of the International Institute for Asian Studies (www.iias.nl).
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Correspondences between Kulung and the Sotan dialect
Kulung equivalents of RaT names of gods and heroes
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1ST PERSON AGENT 1ST PERSON SUBJECT 2ND PERSON SUBJECT 3RD PERSON AGENT actant allomorph an-a auxiliary baima bamboo basic morph be-nls cham chemsi cooked cooked.rice Driem drink elder brother elder sister elder.brother-VOC elder.sister-VOC ergative espa example fire galma gerund go-PT hoksa hoksum hunu I-ERG i-ridum intransitive verbs khamma khap khat-a Kiranti languages korj korj-a kulucha Kulung lamsko locative maize mambai manthon millet beer millet paste millet.beer morpheme NEG PRETERITE 1ST NEG PRETERITE Is—2s negated preterite forms Nepali NON-PRETERITE PRETERITE NEG non-singular nouns ourP'-rite perform ourP pheme plural potato prefix PRETERITE 1ST PERSON preterite morpheme PRETERITE NEG PRETERITE preterite tense pron pronouns raksi reflexive reflexive verb rice ritual samkhe song stem 1 ending subordinating suffix suffix suffixal slot third person patient transitive conjugation verb stem verbal vi-l village vowel vt-l waima Wede WePe what-Q yesterday youd youi younger youP yous-ERG