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Title:Varli Phonology and Grammar Sketches

Varli is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by some 600,000 people in India. The sketch of Varli phonology features the analysis of nasalised vowels and homorganic nasal-plosive sequences. The sketch of Varli grammar is followed by an illustrative text with interlinear morpheme-by-morpheme glosses.

Varli is a split-ergative SOV language with inflectional suffixes. Clauses in the simple past and perfective tenses have ergative-absolutive morphosyntax, while those in other tenses have nominative-accusative. Constituents in the noun phrase agree with the head in gender and number. Finite verbs agree with the head of one noun phrase in person—and usually in gender and number.

Contributor (author):Abraham, G.
Abraham, Hemalatha
Date (W3CDTF):2012
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/50903
Extent:113 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/50903
Is Part Of:SIL Language and Culture Documentation and Description 20
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:SIL International
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):IN
Subject:Varli language
Indo-Aryan language; nasalization; split-ergative; agreement
Subject (ISO639):vav
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description


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Citation: Abraham, G.; Abraham, Hemalatha. 2012. SIL Language and Culture Documentation and Description 20.
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Country: India
Area: Asia

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