Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Dialectal Particularities Of Sogpho Tibetan – An Introduction To The “Twenty-Four Villages’ Patois”

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter presents the main features characteristic of the Kenhat dialects, which distinguish them from the Shamskat dialects in so many ways that they may be thought of as two different languages. After describing the geographical setting, the author presents the most obvious phonological features of the Kenhat dialects and discusses the problem of tonogenesis. The chapter deals with the preservation, generalisation, and eventual loss of Old Tibetan verbal suffixes in the two dialect groups. It demonstrates the importance of the so-called 'innovative' varieties for the reconstruction of Old Tibetan. The lexical differences are exemplified with the definiteness marker, remote deixis, and first person inclusive plural pronoun. The more deeply rooted morphological and syntactical differences are also discussed in detail.

Keywords: Kenhat dialects; lexical differences; Old Tibetan verbal suffixes; Shamskat dialects; tonogenesis



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Himalayan Languages and Linguistics — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation