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Title:Eastern Tamang Grammar Sketch
Abstract:This thesis presents a descriptive grammatical sketch of Central-Eastern Tamang which is primarily spoken in the Kabhre District of Central Nepal. Tamang is a Tibeto-Burman language with two major varieties (Eastern and Western Tamang) which are mutually unintelligible. Eastern Tamang (with its population of about 759,000) is divided into two dialects, Central-Eastern Tamang and Outer-Eastern Tamang. Tamang exclusively uses suffixes except for the negative prefix a- ‗NEG‘. Inflectional morphology is restricted to tense, aspect, modality, and negation marking on verbs or auxiliaries (with no agreement marking) and plural number marking on nouns and pronouns. Tamang has differential object case marking which is based on an ergative case system. The basic word order is SOV. Subordinate clauses precede main clauses. Clause subordination is accomplished through subordinating morphemes, a nominalizer, and complementizers. Tamang also has a clause-chaining structure, but does not have serial verb constructions.
Contributor (author):Lee, Sung-Woo
Date (W3CDTF):2011
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/42567
Extent:xvii, 176 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/42567
Language:Eastern Tamang
Language (ISO639):taj
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):NP
Subject:Eastern Tamang language
Subject (ISO639):taj
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description


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Citation: Lee, Sung-Woo. 2011. SIL Language and Culture Archives.
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Country: Nepal
Area: Asia

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