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gone, I am dying.' Then the boys ran into their houses saying that a mad man had
come arid was acting in a queer way. Then Safar Hauladar came and took a doctor who
was at Eamchandrapur to Usmanulla's house. The doctor examined the man and said
that he had become speechless. At that moment, or shortly afterwards, the man
The Mowing specimen comes from Jessore, It is the Parable of the Prodi-
The translation is an excellent specimen of the dialect.
Note the tendency, which we have also observed in Western Bengali for the 3rd
singular Past to end in o in the case of intransitive, and in e in the case of transitive
verbs. Thus thaklo, he remained; utUd, he arose ; but hie, he said; dele, he gave,
The Habitual Past, as usual, is always treated as if the verb was intransitive.
Thus, klidto, they used to eat.