MAYING. 423 most frequently with the past. It is most usual with intransitive verbs, but is also used with transitive ones, as in tello-ga, he wasted (thy property). The Vesb Substantive is conjugated as follows. The base is usually <*, shortened from the Eastern Bengali ft, but the latter is also common. Hence, throughout the conjugation, a may be substituted for the first o. Present, Singular, pj^ 1- 08U Ori. 2. osot o*b. 3. ose o*i. Past !• arito osildng. 2. otile osilai. 3. osil osild. The Future is Situo or dita*, I shall be, from the root (Aid, to become, and is oonju- gated regularly. The Infinitive is ona, to be. Oil, he became, is frequent in verbs compounded from Tibeto-Burman roots, as in tang-oily became dear. The following paradigms illustrate the most common forms of the Finite Verb. Presenfc^-This closely agrees, in some of its forms, with the Bengali of Eastern Sylhet and Cacfrar. For the sake of comparison, I give the two dialects in parallel columns. Maytog. Syli»tti*. Sing. 1. Mauri, I beat. jditrdm, I go. 2, kildr j&ttr&y. 3. kildr jdUra. Plur. 1. kilaydr or kiliy&r jaiyar. 2. Jcilai jditray. 3. kilaitard or kilaitrd fditrd. As other examples, we may quote koriydr, we make; kortdrd (with long a in the penultimate),, they make; paitra, they get. Usually, however, in the specimens the pleonastic suffixes gd or td, or even both, are added* Thus, we find in the specimen forms such as the following :— Singular. Plural. 1. ja&ri-gd or ja,ori-ga> I go jaiyar-ga. 2* jaur-ga or jar-g& j&ri-ga or jaori-gd-td. 3. jdr-gt ji^gA. The forms above given for the second and third persons plural are probably really singular. Another example of these suffixes is koror-t&> you arta doing. There is one example of the ordinary Periphrastic Present of Bengali It is kbowdsoi, thou art giving to eat The Bengali Present Participle, joite, appears in the second specimen from Sylhet, with the pleonastic suffix go, in the sense of a Present Definite. Viz., j&ite-g&, is going.