Bengali Dialects

Bengali Dialects

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The dialects of the Bengali language are part of the Eastern Indo-Aryan language group of the Indo-European language family. Barishali, Noakhali, Rongpore, Khulna, Mymansingh, Sylheti are major spoken dialects in country. Chittagonian, Chakma and Rohingya are some of the many languages that are often considered dialects of Bengali. Although these languages are mutually intelligible with neighboring dialects of Bengali, they would not be understood by a native speaker of Standard Bengali. Bengali dialects can be split in two ways: spoken vs. literary variations, and regional variations. More than other languages of South Asia, Bengali exhibits strong diglossia between the formal, written language and the vernacular, spoken language. Spoken Bengali exhibits far more variation than written Bengali. Formal spoken Bengali, including what is heard in news reports, speeches, announcements, and lectures, is modeled on Choltibhasha. This form of spoken Bengali stands alongside other spoken dialects, or Ancholik Bangla.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135976303
  • 9786135976304