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Indo-Aryan languages

Colin P. Masica

Indo-Aryan languages

by Colin P. Masica

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Indo-Aryan languages.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliography and index.

    StatementColin P. Masica.
    SeriesCambridge language surveys
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPK115
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21494818M
    ISBN 100521234204

    The Indo Aryan Languages From romance to mystery to drama, this website is a good source for all sorts of free e-books. When you're making a selection, you can go through reviews and ratings for each book. If you're looking for a wide variety of books in various categories, check out this site. The Indo-Aryan or Indic languages, are a major language family of South Asia (or the Indian subcontinent).They constitute a branch of the Indo-Iranian languages, itself a branch of the Indo-European language family. In the early 21st century, Indo-Aryan languages were spoken by more than million people, primarily in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.[2].

    The Indo-Aryan or Indic languages are the dominant language family of the Indian constitute a branch of the Indo-Iranian languages, itself a branch of the Indo-European language family. In the early 21st century, Indo-Aryan languages were spoken by more than million people, primarily in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.   But it is a southern Indo-Aryan language, and retains elements of Proto-Dravidian language structures, as well as similarities to eastern and Western Indo-Aryan languages. It is a complex language that travels with its displaced speakers; just as Goa’s coastal location opened it up to attack and trade, linguistic exodus is endemic.

    Ways of Indo-Aryan Migrations. The date of birth of Indo-European studies and the whole Indo-Europeanistics can be considered as the year when a French Jesuit named Ceurdou in its message to the Academy of Inscriptions first mentioned that the Old Indic language had much in common with classical European languages - Greek and Latin. This is a Swadesh list of Early New Indo-Aryan languages, specifically Old Marathi, Old Gujarati, Old Hindi and Early Assamese, compared with that of Sanskrit, Maharastri Prakrit, Sauraseni Prakrit and Magadhi Prakrit, as well as English.


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Indo-Aryan languages by Colin P. Masica Download PDF EPUB FB2

Indo-Aryan languages book texts in Old Indo-Aryan, Middle Indo-Aryan and Modern Indo-Aryan, this language family supplies a historical documentation of language change over a 2/5(1).

This is a detailed survey, giving an overview of the phonology and grammar of most major Indo-Aryan languages. Though there is generally too little information on the history of the languages, like the sound changes or grammar changes.4/4(1). Indo-Aryan languages, subgroup of the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family.

In the early 21st century, Indo-Aryan languages were spoken by more than million people, primarily in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Linguists generally recognize three major. 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 Indo-Aryan languages book of the modern 4/5(1). With texts in Old Indo-Aryan, Middle Indo-Aryan and Modern Indo-Aryan, this language family supplies a historical documentation of language change over a longer period than any other subgroup of Indo-European.

This volume is divided into two main sections dealing with general matters and individual s: 2. Description 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 /5(7).

Book Description The Indo-Aryan languages are spoken by at least million people throughout India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Maldive Islands.

They have a claim to great antiquity, with the earliest Vedic Sanskrit texts dating to the end of the second millennium B.C. In his ambitious survey of the Indo-Aryan languages, Masica has provided a fundamental, comparative introduction that will interest not only general and theoretical linguists but also students of one or more languages (Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujurati, Marathi, Sinhalese, etc.) who want to acquaint themselves with the broader linguistic context.

With texts in Old Indo-Aryan, Middle Indo-Aryan and Modern Indo-Aryan, this language family supplies a historical documentation of language change over a longer period than any other subgroup of Indo-European.

This volume is divided into two main sections dealing with general matters and individual by: THE INDO-ARYAN LANGUAGES ROUTLEDGE LANGUAGE FAMILY SERIES Each volume in this series contains an in-depth account of the members of some of the world’s most important language families.

Written by experts in each language, these accessible accounts provide detailed linguistic analysis and description. Ancient India had two main scripts in which Indo-Aryan languages were written. Kharoṣṭi, used in the northwest, is of Aramaic origin and is written from right to left; Brāhmī, of North Semitic origin, is written from left to right and appears earliest on Aśokan inscriptions in areas other than the northwest.

In his ambitious survey of the Indo-Aryan languages, Masica has provided a fundamental, comparative introduction that will interest not only general and theoretical linguists but also students of one or more languages (Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujurati, Marathi, Sinhalese, etc.) who want to acquaint themselves with the broader linguistic context/5(7).

A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages III: Volume 3: Phonetic Analysis by Turner, R. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   In addition to the phonology, morphology and syntax of the modern representatives of the Indo-Aryan language group (Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujurati, Marathi, Sinhalese, etc.), this volume covers their historical development, writing systems and aspects of by:   THE INDO-ARYAN LANGUAGES, edited by George Cardona and Dhanesh Jain, is a typical installment of the Routledge Language Family Services, which seeks to give brief but insightful descriptions of as many languages in a family as possible/5.

The Indo-Aryan languages are a branch of Indo-Iranian languages. They are spoken in Southern Asia, including India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Other websites. The Indo Aryan languages; The Indic languages; Transliteration of Indic Languages & Scripts - Dr. Anthony Stone's Page This page was last changed on 15 Juneat Geographic distribution: South Asia.

As per census of India,Indo-Aryan languages constitute % of India's population, with 21(out of ) languages and mother tongues (out of those spoken by at le persons). Hindi language is shown to be an umbrella of 49 mother tongues with over million speakers.

15 of the 22 languages listed under the 8' schedule. Indo-Aryan languages are written in several scripts, many of which are derived from the Brāhmī script Devanāgarī, while Moslems tend to use the Perso-Arabic script.

One script – many languages. The Devanāgarī script is used for writing Sanskrit and serves as the official script for Hindi and a number of other languages (see below). Get this from a library.

The Indo-Aryan languages. [Dhanesh Jain; George Cardona;] -- The Indo-Aryan languages are spoken by at least million people throughout India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Maldive Islands. They have a claim to great antiquity, with the.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xix, pages: illustrations, maps ; 24 cm. Contents: General introduction / George Cardona and Dhanesh Jain --Sociolinguistics of the Indo-Aryan languages / Dhanesh Jain --Writing systems of the Indo-Aryan languages / Richard Salomon --Sanskrit / George Cardona --Asokan Prakrit and Pali / Thomas.

The Indo-Aryan languages are spoken by at least million people throughout India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Maldive Islands.

They have a claim to great antiquity, with the earliest Vedic Sanskrit texts dating to the end of the second millennium s: 2.The Northern Indo-Aryan languages, also known as Pahāṛi languages, are a group of Indo-Aryan languages spoken in the lower ranges of the Himalayas, from Nepal in the east, through the Indian states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, reaching as far west as the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir.

The name Pahari (not to be confused with the various other languages with that name) is Geographic distribution: Nepal and north-western India. Appendix:Indo-Aryan Swadesh lists. Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Jump to navigation Jump to search. This is a Swadesh list of Indo-Aryan languages, specifically Sanskrit, Pali, Hindi, Create a book; Download as PDF; Printable version; In other languages.

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