Number and Gender in Balti (Spoken in Kargil)

Irshad Ahmad Naikoo


Abstract: Balti, the prevailing language all over Baltistan, belongs to the ‘Tibeto-Burman’ family of languages (Grierson, 1909). All Tibeto-Burman languages are verb-final (SOV), so is the case of Balti which too have subject-object-verbpattern.The languages of the subcontinent have been studied at length yet there has not been a comprehensive study of Balti spoken in Kargil (Jammu and Kashmir State). The present paper aims to discuss the number and gender system in Balti (spoken in Kargil).

Keywords: Baltistan, Tibeto-Burman, Number, Gender, Suffix, Balti,Noun.

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