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000009794 037__ $$a6907
000009794 041__ $$aEnglish
000009794 100__ $$aJha, S. K.
000009794 245__ $$aThe Maithili vowels
000009794 260__ $$c1991
000009794 260__ $$b
            
000009794 490__ $$aArticle
000009794 507__ $$aMFOLL
000009794 520__ $$aThis paper puts forward the description, classification and phonemic analysis of the vowels and diphthongs of a variety of the 'standard' dialect of Maithili. It also includes brief discussions on the vowel clusters in Maithili. The main conclusions are summarised at the end of the paper.
Vowels can be defined in terms of both phonetics and phonology. Phonetically, they are sounds articulated without a complete closure in the mouth or degree of narrowing which would produce audible frication; the air escapes evenly over the centre of the tongue. If the air escapes solely through the mouth, the vowels are said to be oral. If on the other hand, some air is simultaneously released through the nose, the vowels are said to be nasal. From a phonological point of view, vowels are those units which function as the focus of vowels.
000009794 653__ $$aculture
000009794 653__ $$aethnic groups
000009794 653__ $$alanguage
000009794 653__ $$aNepal
000009794 650__ $$aMountain people/cultures
000009794 691__ $$aMountain people/cultures
000009794 773__ $$pContributions to Nepalese Studies, Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies (CNAS), Tribhuvan University (TU), Kathmandu,Nepal. Volume 18, Number 2, July 1991: http://himalaya.socanth.cam.ac.uk/collections/journals/contributions/pdf/CNAS_18_02_01.pdf. Digital Himalaya: http://www.digitalhimalaya.com/collections/journals/contributions/index.php?selection=18_2
000009794 8564_ $$uhttp://lib.icimod.org/record/9794/files/6907.pdf
000009794 980__ $$aARTICLE