ERIC Number: ED044659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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The Pengo Language; Grammar, Texts, and Vocabulary.
Burrow, T.; Bhattacharya, S.
The present volume is a description of Pengo, a tribal Dravidian language spoken in the Koraput district of Orissa, and in the adjoining district of Kalhandi in India. Hitherto unknown to scholarship, it was investigated by the authors at various periods between 1957-66. Their work is intended to provide a "comprehensive account of the language which will be indispensable to all students of comparative Dravidian linguistics." Part I, Grammar, explains the transcription and notes on phonology, and deals with (1) the noun; (2) adjectives, numerals, pronouns, and adverbs; (3) the verb; (4) non-finite forms; and (5) periphrastic verbal bases. Part II, Texts and Translations, presents 19 texts and their English translations; Part III, Vocabulary, lists Pengo words with English glosses, gives illustrations of usage, and indicate the texts in Part II in which the words occur. (AMM)
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Descriptive Linguistics, Dravidian Languages, Folk Culture, Glossaries, Grammar, Literature, Phonology, Translation
Oxford University Press, Ely House, London W1, England ($8.50)
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