Rabha

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BRILL, 2007 - Social Science - 858 pages
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The Rabha's inhabit the plains on both sides of the Brahmaputra river in Assam, in the North East of India. Their language is Rabha, a member of the Tibeto-Burman language family. This is the first ever comprehensive grammar of the Rongdani dialect of Rabha, as spoken in, a.o., the Rabha heartlands. Based on extensive field work by the author, this work is yet another significant step in the meticulous task of piecing together the jigsaw of Himalayan languages as undertaken by George van Driem and his team. Given the steady decline of the Rabha language in favour of Assamese, all those interested in the language and history of the Himalayas and Northern India will welcome this volume. With a Rabha dictionary/vocabulary, and a series of key Rabha texts shedding light on its people's customs. With financial support of the International Institute of Asian Studies (www.iias.nl).
 

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Thank You Rev. Joseph sir for all that you have done for our community. From Bardamal

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U. U. Joseph, at first i would like to salute you, because it is first i ever seen in the web page about the Rabha language and Rabha map. you will be very happy to known that, i am from Bardamal, Goalpara, Assam. And all the members of this cover photo are from our village. I am shocked, When i open the page.
You are just great.
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Contents

Methodology
5
Rabha in TibetoBurman taxonomy
13
Chapter Two Phonological processes and morphemics
115
Chapter Three Lexical analysis
133
iii Tetrasyllabic monomorphemic
140
roots and verb roots
216
with diverse nouns
239
Chapter Five Adjectives adverbs indeclinables
446
are reduplications without
466
Chapter Six Sentence level analysis
479
Chapter Seven Correlative analysis of Bodo Garo
489
Chapter Eight Sample Rabha texts
664
Rabha vocabulary
705
Appendices
844
Bibliography
857
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U.V. Joseph, Ph.D. (1998) in Linguistics, Deccan Colleage Post-Graduate and Research Institute, Pune, India.

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