Role of Bound Lexemes in Limbu Religious Scripture Mundhum

Authors : Mohan Kumar Tumbahang

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 4 - April

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This article attempts to deal with the linguistic aspect of the Limbu Mundhum which is considered to be archaic as well as the most classical form of the Limbu language. It aims at looking into the distinctive linguistic feature especially the nonsensical (bound lexeme) words employed in the Mundhum code or language is variety which is markedly different from that of ordinary communicative code in terms of its sonic texture and lexical pattern. The study is based on empirical and the linguistic data drawn from one of the Mundhum’s mythical references popularly known as Yapmi Pongma Mundhum

Keywords : Bound Lexeme, Code, Ritual, Sequence, Structure, Syllabic Word, Verse Line.


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