Bengali Phonetics

  title={Bengali Phonetics},
  author={Suniti Kumar Chatterji},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  pages={1 - 25}
  • S. Chatterji
  • Published 1 February 1921
  • Linguistics
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
Bengali is spoken by over 48 millions of people, and naturally it has many dialects. These dialects range themselves into four main groups—Western, North Central, Northern, and Eastern (with a South-Eastern sub-group). The morphological differences between the four groups of dialects are slight, except in the case of the South-Eastern sub-group; but considerable divergences exist in sounds and phonology. These divergences, however, are not so great as to create mutual unintelligibility among… 
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  • Psychology, Medicine
    Cognitive and behavioral neurology : official journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology
  • 2019
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  • Economics
    Journal of the International Phonetic Association
  • 2010
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  • Linguistics
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