STANDARD DIALECT OP NADIA. 63
Pachu.—Ami Gowayi hate bari giyS kapay chherS darayS kapt§
I QowSfi from home going cloth changing standing trembling
ktpte baire giye" dlralam.
trembling outside going stood.
Mali.—Bari giye1 dekhlam chhele-pile pharake es8 dlriyg
Borne going saw children at-a-distance coming standing
FREE TRANSLATION OF THE FOREGOING.
Conversation between Pachu SJwkh and Mali Mandil.
PachiL—The first shaking of the earth came from the west. After that all the
houses legan to shake. After that the water began gradually to shake.
Then all living animals, such as cows and calves, began to shake.
What were you doing ?
Mali.—I had gone to the house of my hanker for paddy. I had sat down and was
leaning against a post. To my knowledge, I never saw such an earth-
quake. Where were you at the time ?
P5chu.—I had come home from Gtowayt, and was standing after changing my
clothes. I went and stood outside, all of a tremble.
Hall—When I got home, I saw my children standing at a distance from the