Mn sadhu re,
Dear nierchant 0,
Jei diya, sadhu, sauder m'ala,
What direction-m, merchant, merchandise of-gathering,
Sei diya sadhu, chhtdSn gola, re,
That directwfrin, merchant, construct a-slorehouse, 0,
(0) Bechi kini, sadhu, karSn sabadhane, re.
Selling buymg, merchant, do wth*care, 0.
Fran sadhu re,
Dear merchant 0,
Tor aohhe, sadhu, bapo bhai,
Thine are, merchant, fattier brother,
Mor abhaginir sadhu, keo nai, re,
Me-of poor-soul-of, merchant, anyone is-not, 0,
(0) Kon dale, sadhu, dhairbe narlr bhaii, re.
WJtat Jfftmoh, merchant, will-support mfe's weight, 0.
In the Darjceling Tarai, the form of Bengali is in the main Rajbangsi; out we also
find the influence of the neighbouring Korthern Bengali of Dinajpur, in words like
achhila, instead of dchhil or achil, he was. The dialect1 of the Darjeeling Tarai is locally
known as Bahe. Of the two specimens here given, one is a version of the Parable of the
Prodigal Son, and the other is a children's folk-song, In the transliteration, I represent
*a by d.