Case Marking in Tharu: A Comparative Perspective

Authors

  • Krishna Prasad Paudyal Birendra Multiple Campus, Bharatpur, Tribhuvan University
  • Kamal Krishna Khanal Birendra Multiple Campus, Bharatpur, Tribhuvan University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/nl.v37i1.60011

Keywords:

Kathariya, Dangaura, Tharu, case marking

Abstract

This paper compares the case marking system in Kathariya and Dangaura Tharu spoken by an ethnic group called Tharu. Both of these varieties typologically follow the nominative-accusative marking system. These varieties have different markers to code different cases. Only the Genitive marker -kə or -k are shared by both of these varieties. The dative-accusative markers -kehən, or -ke, instrumental marker -ləike, and ablative marker- ti are used in Kathariya Tharu. Dangaura Tharu is unique in its use of compound case marking in Genitive case. The locative marker in Kathariya Tharu is -me but it is -mə in Dangaura Tharu. The experiencer subjects in both of these varieties are dative case marked.

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Published

2023-11-20

How to Cite

Paudyal, K. P., & Khanal, K. K. (2023). Case Marking in Tharu: A Comparative Perspective. Nepalese Linguistics, 37(1), 30–40. https://doi.org/10.3126/nl.v37i1.60011

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