152 [No. 3IA.] INDO-ARYAN FAMILY. (EASTERN GROUP.) BENGALI OK NORIHEBN DIALECT, SIBIPTTBIA MIXED STJB-DIALECT. (EAST PTONEA DISTBICT.) 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 m-bigre. 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.