Syllable in Somdal, a Dialect of Tangkhul-A Preliminary Investigation

Devi Bijayanti, Haobam
1930 unpublished
Somdal, also known as Shongran (endonym) is one of the dialects of Tangkhul, a Tibeto-Burman language. This dialect of Tangkhul is found spoken in a village called Somdal, which is located in west of Ukhrul district of Manipur, India. As per 2011 census, the village has a total of 468 families of 2375 persons, of which 1209 are males while 1166 are females. Of the total population, 13.14 % are in the age group of 0-6 years. The average sex ratio of the village is 964 female per 1000 male. The
more » ... er 1000 male. The literacy rate of the village is 92.39%. The present paper attempts to describe the syllable structure in Somdal, which is one of the dialects of Tangkhul language.