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By Carol Genetti

A Grammar of Dolakha Newar is the 1st absolutely finished reference grammar of a Newar sort. Dolakha Newar is of specific curiosity because it is member of the at the same time unintelligible jap department of the kin, so makes it possible for a massive comparative viewpoint in this major Tibeto-Burman language. as well as a bankruptcy on phonetics and phonology, the e-book incorporates a separate bankruptcy on prosody. There also are special chapters on each one observe classification, with complete dialogue of the morphological and syntactic houses of every type. The e-book presents an intensive research of syntax, together with whole chapters on buildings, clause constitution, constituent order, grammatical kinfolk, nominalization, complementation, the participial development, and the advanced sentence, in addition to an in depth bankruptcy on demanding and element. Brimming with examples from typical discourse, the ebook rigorous description of the language's constructions with complete dialogue of ways the buildings are utilized in hooked up speech. every one research is gifted with complete argumentation and competing analyses are contrasted and mentioned. the result's a wealthy, readable, and fantastically argued portrait of a language and the way it really works.

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