Suranad Kunjan Pillai (ed.): Malayalam lexicon: a comprehensive Malayalam-Malayalam-English dictionary on historical and philological principles. Vols. I [a]-II [ā-au] . clxxviii, 902, 105 pp.; xl, 1380, 50 pp. Trivandrum: University of Kerala, 1965–1970.

@article{Asher1972SuranadKP,
  title={Suranad Kunjan Pillai (ed.): Malayalam lexicon: a comprehensive Malayalam-Malayalam-English dictionary on historical and philological principles. Vols. I [a]-II [ā-au] . clxxviii, 902, 105 pp.; xl, 1380, 50 pp. Trivandrum: University of Kerala, 1965–1970.},
  author={R. E. Asher},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  year={1972},
  volume={35},
  pages={378 - 379}
}
  • R. Asher
  • Published 1 June 1972
  • Linguistics
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
Ucida has produced a valuable account of the dialect, covering its origin, phonology, morphology, and syntax. Ufiida maintains that even at the time of the ferilcrsnahirtana (fifteenth century) dialectal differences between East and West Bengali had already emerged: the Chittagong dialect developed not from, but in parallel with, that of Calcutta. Udida claims to have produced the first phonemic analysis of the Chittagong dialect. He considers that in this dialect tone is important, since…