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[No. 3IA.]

INDO-ARYAN FAMILY.                      (EASTERN GROUP.)



Ttfauja-Moliamarir Kissa.

Basbarir   bap,     apna    .chhoto beta, Nagrur, Tolphal Maraler   befir   sangfi
JZdsbari* s father, of*h4s*own youngest son> Nagru' s$ Tolphal Maral's daughter with

bihlal-chhil.                 ThorSk    din    sab-koi  bahut      khtm-se        rahil.

kad-cau&ed-ihe-marriage*   (Por^a-few days every~one much ha$$iness-with remained.

Oi-beti-chhnar           chal     achhanirahe,      ohi-dastl       apna         sas

Of*that-daughter»child ihe-condwt good not was, fwthat-rqason hevown mother-in-law

sasur-se                  apna       khasmok     alag              karS         .     apna

(and)-father*in>'law-fr(m   her-aum   husband   separated   havwg-made    (tocher-own

nahiar                  ne-gei. .         Knchh din bad ohi   tirmat morS-gel   Nagra

father* s-hoit&e~ carried'(her)*away.   Some days qfter that woman     died.      Nagru

apna-jorur        soge     bimar   hoS-gel.         Ohi-bimarlr            haltat        ohar

of-hiS'Oun-wife in-sorrow   sick     became*     Of-that-sickness   in-the-condition   his
gala             5       sasur       ohak     ghar-se     niklaMUe.   N&gru      bimarir

1>rother*in*law owfrfUher-in~law him the-home-frovft drove*out.   Nagru    of -sickness

baltot               apna-baper      ghar    chal6-al.         To         admik      samajhua

in*the~condition his-own*father's house (to)~came.   Therefore  a-man-to understanding

chabi             kg          apna-moger             batot                 apna-ma6-bap-se    ^

is-necessary,     that     of-Us*own*wife     at-the*words    one's-own-mother-father*with

Turning now to the south-east of the District of Diuajpur, we come to that of
Bogra, in which, also, the northern dialect of Bengali is spoken. The following two
specimens illustrate the form of th6 dialect spoken ill this district. It will be seen that
it differs little from that of Dinajpur. The following may be noted as local peculiarities,
65, a father; tur*i> even thine ; - mero, we ; and especially the curious verbal forms,
kartitechhi, I am doing ; khattitechhi, I am working ; kartutuchhu, thou art making,
and kartitichhe, he is making.
The dialect spoken immediately to the north, in Bangpur, is RajbarigSi or Rangpuri,
and, as may be expected, some stray Rajbangsl forms are also found* Such are, locatives
like defat) in a country ; galot, on the neck ; pronominal forms like ani, tani, he ; and
the typical dropping of an initial r, as in dk, for r5,kh> keep ; aye, for r ahiya, having
remained ; aj, for Raj, a proper name, and omot for ropiba, I will transplant
Of the two following specimens, one is a translation of the Parable of the Prodigal
Son, and the other the deposition of a complainant made in a criminal court.