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View the PDF document Grammar sketch of Nasinu Fiji hindi
Author:Prasad, Rajendra
Institution: The University of the South Pacific
Award: M.A. Linguistics
Subject: Fiji Hindi language -- Fiji -- Nasinu -- Grammar, Fiji Hindi language -- Fiji -- Nasinu -- Usage, Fiji Hindi language -- Dialects -- Fiji -- Nasinu, Hindi language -- Fiji -- Nasinu -- Grammar, Hindi language -- Fiji -- Nasinu -- Usage, Hindi language -- Dialects -- Fiji -- Nasinu, Fiji Hindi language, East Indians -- Fiji -- Nasinu -- Languages
Date: 2016
Call No.: PK 2000 .F54 P73 2016
BRN: 1350394
Copyright:Over 80% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission

Abstract: Fiji Hindi (FH) is spoken by Fiji Indians not only in Fiji but in different parts of the world they have migrated to. FH has been studied by a few scholars but an in-depth study has never been carried out on it. It varies all over Fiji. The differences are minimal, confined to some vocabulary and verb endings. This sketch grammar is of FH as spoken in the Nasinu area only. It begins with a brief description of its phonology and then moves onto the word classes. The following FH word classes are described: nouns (including noun formation), determiners, quantifiers (including numerals and ordinals), adjectives, pronouns, postpositions, verbs and their morphology, adverbs and particles.
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