ABSTRACT

The adverb 7 u is always uttered on a high pitch. It occurs in expressions like 7 lift u mathi `up there', 7 TOY u tyahi `over there'.

f4NtØ1 Trr4 Wer U ? Where is your village? (MGH, plur.)

i 1^aT fi,-,(9 ? Is your father in India? (HGH)

5. The forms Ø , T3 , 3iT , f , f9 ,etc. are often referred to as the oblique

forms of the pronouns. These forms usually occur only before postpositions, but in certain expressions they are used idiomatically with nouns not governed by a postposition. For example:

Ø km yas bela at this time Ø WTW tyas tak at that moment Øi'T tyas karan, for that reason

6. In written, but only occasionally in spoken, Nepali, the oblique forms of the

demonstratives (7T9, Ø) are used to qualify a noun governed by a postposition.