Mundari Grammar

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Bengal Secretariat Press, 1903 - Mundari language - 222 pages
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Page xvii - Mundari, according to him, are of great functional elasticity; they are of vague signifying power; they generally do not by themselves connote the manner in which the mind conceives the thing signified; that connotation is generally left to the context of the proposition or the circumstances under which it is uttered.
Page xii - Demonstrative roots are those whose primary office it is either (1) to point out distinctions between living beings or inanimate objects...
Page 130 - To this class belong (1) propositions stating general principles or universal truths ; (2) propositions stating customs and habits not yet extinct, as well as regularly recurring actions and events.
Page xlvi - Mundari: ....all the purely logical relations, viz., those between subject and predicate as well as those between the predicate and its objects, are welded together into one polysyllabic word, and this word constitutes the whole proposition as such. Additional words which may be met with are mere explanations of either the pronominal subject, or the predicate, or the pronominal direct and indirect objects.
Page liv - Adrerl, etc., must be understood to denote, not word-forms, but simply grammatical functions. Clause never denotes a subordinate proposition with a Subject and Predicate of its own, but merely a compound word with or without additional wordi which stand as mere Qualificatives or Modificators or Expansions of either Subject or Predicate.
Page xvii - ... every Mundari root, whether predicative or demonstrative, may perform at least two functions, viz., (a) its own primary function ; (b) the function of a Transitive or an Intransitive Verb.
Page i - Hence names of trades, products, and implements belonging to a somewhat advanced culture are not to be met with in the purely Mundari vocabulary.
Page xliii - This happens whenever the speaker intends directly to point out, not the state, office or occupation denoted by the Noun, but the individuality of the person who happens to be in that state or office.
Page xxx - Subject of a proposition is a Noun or a Pronoun, and the Predicate is a Verb...

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