announcement: original publication (Byangsi)

Jan E.M. Houben j_e_m_houben at YAHOO.COM
Tue Feb 24 11:01:08 UTC 2009

As the following publication did not appear in a well-known indological series it may have escaped the attention of potential interessees of this list:
Author: Suhnu Ram Sharma
Title: Byangsi Grammar and Vocabulary.  
Pune: Deccan College Postgraduate Research Institute, 2007, 151 p.,  

[linguistic description based on fieldwork]
"Byangsi ... is one of seven Tibeto-Burman languages that are reported by Grierson (1909) as being spoken in the Himalayas and sub-Himalayas between the Gangetic Plain and the Tibetan Plateau, in the areas traditionally known as Kumaa~u and Ga.rhwaal [now part of] Uttaraanchal ... west of Nepaal and to the east of the state of Himaachal Pradesh."
Jan Houben


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