WESTJSRy DIALECT OP 3IAXTWK. 77 MAW dekhli la-ta bahut dur gelchhe, TeTdmS ami pichhu discerning saw the-boat great distance has-gone. At-that-tme I after pichhu chhutte lagli. Tuyek-bade ami Mr pas habrali. (the-boat) rmmtg began. A-littfoafter I to-the-boat okse Cached. Jayl-bade la-majhi-ke babu-gular katha sudhali. La-majhi kona-i After-going Moat steersman- of-the-Babus news asked. Boat-steersman jabab nai dilgk. Ami takhan jale namiyl-khan reply did-not give, I then water havhig-plimged-wto tlkli. Babu-gula takhne Ia6r bhitar-le bahrii asje aina-ke ohor rMracted, The-Babus then boat from-mide out eomng me thief bale sor kar!7ek, ar du-ta babu pl&-ghar-le ak-ta sipabi claka- to/% noise made, and two Bubus from-the-outpost a constable 'got- karaF§k» Sipahi-ke ami kholasa sab katha kahl-dili. Sipalu amar wlled-for. To-the-Gonstable 1 briefly all words told. Constable my katba na ^una-kare ama-ke giriptan kar^e anjechhe. Doliai! words not hearing me arrested having-made brought. Two-alasl Bharma-abatar, ami churi kari nai. Ami bara garib Iflk. Amar O'incarnatm-of'jnskice, I steal did not. 1 very poor man. Of-mt ken nai. Baba, satTi bichar kanu Eujur, amar k6na-i dosh anyone is-not. Ofather, true justice do. Sir, ofate my fault nai, Hujur. (there) is-not, Sir. ___________ The next two specimens come from Dhalbhurn, the eastern portion of the Singh- bhum District. It is slightly infected with the idiom of the neighbouring Oriya language also spoken hi the same district and in the North-West of Midnapore: thus, km for tortyO) having done; jft Jtari for ]aiyat having gone; and mi kari for aniya, having brought; are Oriya rather than Bengali. The first specimen is a translation of the Parable of the Prodigal Son, and the second a villager's account of his adventures in the forest. Both are given in transliteration only with an interlinear translation. The ordinary rules for pronunciation should b& followed. Note the attempt to represent a double' $,' in the word /ws^a. Those specimens may also be taken as illustrating the dialect spoken by the Kurmw of the north-western portion of Mayurbbanja and Keonjhar States.