By Dileep Chandralal
Sinhala is without doubt one of the legit languages of Sri Lanka and the mum tongue of over 70% of the inhabitants. outdoors Sri Lanka it really is used between immigrant populations within the U.K., North the United States, Australia and a few eu and center jap nations. As for the genetic relation, it belongs to the Indo-Aryan department of the Indo-European languages. even if the earliest surviving literature in Sinhala dates from the eighth century A.D. its written culture has traced an extended course of greater than 2000 years.Among the key themes coated during this quantity are the writing procedure, phonology, morphology, grammatical buildings and discourse and pragmatic points of Sinhala. Written in a transparent and lucid variety, the e-book offers a wealthy sampling of the information and serves an invaluable typological reference. for that reason this can be required studying for not just linguists and Sinhala experts but additionally to a person drawn to language, idea, and tradition.
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She draws pictures beautifully: b. PAST-Foc no 'Fortunately, we didn't go anywhere that day: 13 14 Sinhala Second, in expressing modal and aspectual specifications, an auxiliary always follows the main verb. The following examples illustrate some ways in which aspectual and modal meanings are expressed in Sinhala: (24) oyaa hay:~··t:~ iss:~T:~ gecbr:l e -nna oome you six··DAT before home come··INP must 'You must come home before six: (25) hrendaere we-na kota wahi-nn:~ puluwani evening be .. NPT when rain ..
Other initial clusters are simplified by inserting a 511arabhakti vowel: /klaante/ > lkalante/ 'faintnesS, /bhranta/ > biraanta 'dumbfounded; praane > paraane 'life; /prayoojana/ > /purayoojana/ or /poroojana/ 'use'. Clusters with semivowels /w/ or /y/ as the second element are simplified by substituting the corresponding full vowel: /swakiia/ > /suwakiia/ 'one's 0\\'11: /dhyaana/ > /diyaana/ 'transcendental mind: However, the nasal plus stop (voiced or voiceless) clusters do not appear simplified.
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