North Dravidian


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Noun1.North Dravidian - a Dravidian language spoken primarily in eastern India
Dravidian language, Dravidic, Dravidian - a large family of languages spoken in south and central India and Sri Lanka
Kurux - a Dravidian language spoken in eastern India
Malto - the Dravidian language spoken by the Malto
Brahui - an isolated Dravidian language spoken by the Brahui in Pakistan
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Since this paper focuses on Brahui, the related items from Appendix 3 are included when they have no cognate in Elamite or North Dravidian, if they can reliably be assigned to a list on the basis of their own phonology or of cognates in PPD.
7.2.2 The following words in Brahui have no known cognates in Elamite or North Dravidian. They have cognates in PPD with ka- not followed by a retroflex or alveolar consonant.
Velars, Uvulars, and the North Dravidian Hypothesis.
2.4 In the early 1960s, Emeneau (1961) expanded the discussion in an article on the North Dravidian velar stops, unfortunately published in a Tamil festschrift.
2.5 Emeneau's (1962) work, Brahui and Dravidian Comparative Grammar, provided the first exhaustive statement of the North Dravidian hypothesis.
Thus, the fundamentals of the North Dravidian hypothesis have been reduced to the k > x shift, which has also been called into doubt.

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