Morpho-phonological Similarities in Indo Aryan Languages- A Descriptive Account
Keywords:loanwords, morphology, Indo Aryan, noun, verb
Morphological adaptation is a very general phenomenon in the world languages. Carstensen (1986: 827) and Sapir (1921: 2) note some morphological changes in English and German in their loans from French and Latin. This paper, giving a descriptive account, highlights some similar morpho-phonological features in some commonly shared lexical items- loans adapted from mainly Persian and Arabic, in five Indo Aryan languages, Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Marwa?i and Pashto.
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