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Full text of "Linguistic Survey Of India Vol V Part I Indo Aryan Family Eastern Group"


The following lists of Standard words and sentences in the various dialects of
Bengali have been prepared independently of the corresponding translations of the
Parable of the Prodigal Son, Some variations of spelling will therefore be observed,
These I have deliberately left untodied, as they will be useful to the student as
illustrating doubtful points of pronunciation,
I have to acknowledge my indebtedness to Mahamahopadhyava Pandit Mahcsa

Chandra Nyayaratna, C,I JL, and to Bt.hu Syama-oharan Ganguli for the very carefully
prepared lists in Standard and Colloquial Bengali The latter represents the language
of the middle classes of Calcutta, and is spelt phonetically, The former is
Bengali of the boob, and is strictly transliterated.