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is the South-Western variety of Bengal, which is shading off into Oriya, and which
has as great a title to be called a dialect of that language as of Bengali; but in the east
and north of the District, the dialect closely resembles the Standard Bengali spoken
in the neighbouring District of Howrah. This will be manifest from the two following
specimens; The first is from Ghatal, and the second from Tamluk. The first is in
the north-east and the second in the south-east of the District. In the extreme
north of the District, near Garhbeta, the dialect partakes somewhat of the Western
Bengali of Bankura. For farther particulars regarding the Bengali spoken in Midna-
pore, see the section on South-Western Bengali.
INDO-ARYAN FAMILY. (EASTERN GROUP.)
BENGALI OR BA&GA-BHASHA..
STANDARD DIALECT. (GHATAL, MIJDNAPOBK DISTEICT.)
TRANSLITERATION AND TRANSLATION.
Hk loker dui-ti puttra chhila. Tahader madh'e chhoMi pita-kc bulila,
A man's two sons were. Them among younger father-to Mid'
)a, amar aagfe |e sampattir bhag pare taha ama-ke deo.' S§
'father, my portion what property's share falls that me-to yioe.' Ke
tahader madh"e tahar sampatti bhag kariya dila. Kichhu din pare
their among his property division making gave. Some days after
ai chhota chhele-ti tahar samasta sampatti ekatra karila, cbaru? ek
that younger son his all property collection made and a
dur dele raona-haila. Ebang sekhane asatkarma kai-iya tahar sampatti
dtstant country-** started. And there foul-deeds doing his property
khiiaila. Jakhan se samasta kharaoh kariya-phelila, takhaa sei
wasted. When he all spending wasted, then that
at'anta akal parila. Ebasg tahar anatan arambha haila.
great famine feU. And his «,*»<