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The Verb System of Mon Mathias Jenny

The Verb System of Mon

Mathias Jenny

Published 2005
ISBN : 9783952295410
Paperback
295 pages
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Mon has not received much attention from the linguistic community, in spite of the fact that it is one of the oldest recorded langauges of Southeast Asia. The earliest inscriptions in Mon date back to the 6th century and are a witness to theMoreMon has not received much attention from the linguistic community, in spite of the fact that it is one of the oldest recorded langauges of Southeast Asia. The earliest inscriptions in Mon date back to the 6th century and are a witness to the flourishing Mon civilisation of Dvaravati in central Thailand and southern Burma. Today the Mon people are reduced to a small minority in the coastal areas of southern Burma and parts of Thailand, with some 1 million speakers left to preserve their rich cultural and literary heritage. This study on the verb system of Mon is based on live recordings as well as literary texts covering all periods of the language, providing an overview not only of the structure of the verb system of modern Mon, but of its development from Old Mon as well.Extensive appendices including comparative phonological tables of different dialects and sample texts complete this first study of its kind to appear in print.