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  • Abstract

    This document is an attempt to provide some basic insight of the structure of Nepali Grammar. The report deals with the writing system of Nepali introducing the alphabets and symbols in usage. Similarly the form classes or parts of speech of Nepali is also discussed followed by a detailed discussion on the phrase structure of the Nepali Grammar. Special Characteristics of the Nepali Grammar are well illustrated wherever necessary. The report is concluded by a brief overview of the sentential structure of the Nepali Language.

    1. Background

    Nepali is the national language of Nepal. It is also a medium of a uniform, nationwide, educational system, public administration and mass communication . The most recent official census conducted by the government of Nepal in 2001 reports that there are around 20 million Nepali speakers in Nepal, out of which, it is spoken as the mother tongue by 11 million people, and as a lingua franca by others. Nepali is also spoken widely in the neighboring countries of Nepal like India, Bhutan and Myanmar. The Indian Constitution has recognized Nepali as a major language of India [1].

    In this regard, despite the fact that the diaspora of Nepali speakers is comprised of more than 45 million people in Nepal and elsewhere, the Nepali language still continues to remain a underresourced language. Things seeming to be a matter to be taken granted for other languages like the availability of the digitized text corpora, digitized dictionaries, Natural Language, Image and Speech Processing Applications like the Spell-Checker and the Thesaurus, Grammar Checker, Machine Translation Systems, Optical Character Recognition Systems, Handwriting Recognition Systems, Text-To-Speech, Speech Recognition Systems, Speech-To-Text etc. are either in the early stages of development or totally new for the Nepali language.

  • There are several reasons for the low work profile of the Nepali Language in Computational Linguistics, the first one primarily being the lack of expertise and among several others, the lack of a sound research work required in the above acitivities. Other issues related to funds for the research and development support, the computer scientists and the linguists limiting themselves to their respective domains of interest thus creating a vacuum in the required collaboration are equally vital for the lagging behind of the Nepali language in producing the invaluable resources of computational linguistics.

    This report is an attempt from the side of a computer scientist to get into the study of the basic structure of the Nepali Grammar. The results or findings of the study are believed to be very much substantial in the Spell Checker, Thesaurus, Grammar Checker, Machine Translation Systems, Optical Character Recognition Systems development for Nepali. Various resources available on the Nepali Grammar have been duly consulted while preparing the report. The resources consulted have been listed in the bibliography section of this report.

    2. Introduction

    Nepali is an Indo-Aryan language. It takes it’s root from Sanskrit, the classicial language of India. Nepali was previously known as Khas Kura and the language of the Khasa kingdom, which ruled over the foothills of current Nepal during the 13th and 14th centuries. The history of the usage of Nepali in writing dates as back as the 12th century AD. Nepali is written with the Devanagari alphabet, which developed from the Brahmi script in the 11th century AD. Linguistically, Nepali is most closely related to Hindi. A large proportion of the technical vocabulary is shared by Hindi and Nepali. Even the script is more or less the same for both languages and differing with each other in only a few minor details.

So as we learnt in the Introduction section, Nepali words, in the exact same way as English ones,
are composed of Vowels and Consonants. In Nepali all the vowels come at the start of the
alphabet. We’re going to begin by learning the vowels! Heres a little sneak peak of all the vowels in Nepali…



On this page you’ll find lessons teaching basic Conversational Phrases in Nepali (the clue is in the title!). These pages will teach you how to actually have a conversation!

A: तपाईको नाम के हो ?
B: मेरो नाम राम हो ।
A: तपाईको बाको नाम के हो ?
B: मेरो बाको नाम श्याम हो ।
A: तपाईको आमाको नाम के हो ?
B: मेरो आमाको नाम अमृता हो ।
A: तपाईको बा-आमाको घर कहाँ हो ?
B: मेरो बा-आमाको घर नेपाल हो ।

अनुबाद (Translation)
A: What is your name (polite)?
B: My name is Ram.
A: What is your father's name?
B: My father's name is Shyam.
A: What is your mother's name?
B: My mother's name is Amrita.
A: Where do your parents (literally: father-mother) live?
B: My parents (literally: father-mother) live in Nepal.

  • Grammar structure (Sentence Structure) of Nepali Language.

    INTRODUCTION
    Nepali langauge Grammer are Subject+ Object and Verb. With this way you will find the structure unline in English.
    BASICS

    TERMS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • BASICS OF SENTENCE MAKING

    Learn Nepali Grammar

    Nepali Practice

    Learning to speak Nepali will require some months of dedication and intensive course.

  • Namaste and welcome to online Nepali language school. Our goal is to make learning Nepali language easy and fun. In addition Nepali language courses and translation for english speakers we have included translation from Nepali to english. All the courses and translations are accompanied by audio from native english and nepali speakers. We will also teach you nepali script so that you can read and write nepali. Please make use of the forum and contact us if you have any suggestions and/or questions. The forum will act as a support and practice place for both people learning nepali from english and the one’s learning english from nepali. In addition, we have also included traditional nepali recipes. All our contents and services are free of charge.

    Also, check out our new sections of Nepali News, blogs about peace in Nepal, express your views about what can be done, and what needs to be done. We also added a new page with Health, Science, adn technology in Nepal. We we will be adding more information regularly. Please check back for more updates.

  • If you are a cross-cultural worker among Bhutanese and/or Nepali diasporas, you may be tempted to think that learning to speak Nepali is not very important. After all, now they are living in the U.S. or Canada or New Zealand and we should really focus on teaching them the host language. Well, think again. Our experience working with diaspora (migrant) people has helped us to see that the efforts to learn the language of their new neighbors from other nations can reap great dividends. Beyond the obvious practical benefits, learning to converse with your Bhutanese friend in their own language communicates to them that you truly love them "as you love yourself." You may think of this as a kind of "inverted assimilation", in which a Christ-follower from a host country seeks to incarnate the Savior in the lives, homes, communities and hearts of new immigrants.

    Please note one thing, however. It is essential that all your Nepali language study be done in the context of authentic, regular and deep relationships with Nepali speakers. They will tend to be delighted to help you with your language learning, so don't be shy ("sharam namanna!"). Your language-learning should be a time for deepening relationships. Beyond this, there is the practical reality that there are differenced between the way Bhutanese refugees speak Nepali and the way Nepali is taught in books. You will never know these differences without relationships.

So do you think you are ready to begin your adventure in Learning Nepali? Excellent! Remember that although learning a language fluently may take years, it is only ever one small step at a time.

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