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Mewari is one of the major dialects of Rajasthani language of Indo-Aryan languages family. It is spoken by about five million speakers in Rajsamandmarker, Bhilwaramarker, Udaipurmarker, and Chittorgarhmarker districts of Rajasthan state of India. It has SOV word order.There are 31 consonants, 10 vowels, and 2 diphthongs in Mewari. Intonation is prominent. Dental fricative is replaced by glottal stop at initial and medial positions. Inflection and derivation are the forms of word formation. There are two numbers--singular and plural, two genders--masculine and feminine, and three cases--simple, oblique, and vocative. Case marking is partly inflectional and partly postpositional. Concord is of subject-verb type. Nouns are declined according to their endings. Pronouns are inflected for number, person, and gender. There are three tenses--present, past, and future; and four moods. Adjective are of two types--either ending in /-o/ or not ending in /-o/. Three participles are there--present, past, and perfect.

Widely used Colloquial Mewari:

"Ae, tu kayi karirio he?" (informal for 'What are you doing?')

"Tamein hu kaririya ho?" (formal for 'What are you doing?')

"Baayaji kathe gaya he?" (Where has Dad gone?)

"Ae melaadra!" (O dirty scoundrel)

"Kemto thaare kai he" (What's your problem)

"Katra waji riya he?" (What's the time?)

"Naahaq sataawe chori" (This girl terrorizes me for no reason)

"Wana pagtia ni waawri mein" (Go to fruitless fields, eq. of 'Go to Hell')

"Baandi bhaato kuda mein" (Tie him/her to a rock and throw in the well [often said right after "Wana pagtia ni waawri mein"])

"Ka shah" (Equivalent for 'What's up')

"Hu thai rayo he?" (What's happening?)

"Kai ni" (Nothing [in response to "Hu thai rayo he?"])

"Kaam chaali rayo he" (eq. of 'just keeping busy; working')

"Hu kayra?" (What did you just say?)

"Hu thiyo?" (What happened?)

"Balio maalpo" (Burnt 'maalpo': fried dessert made from ghee, jaggery and flour - a scorn equivalent of jackass)

"Thelo he Thelo" (Eq. for 'That guy/girl's a fatso')

"Tamein jamya?" (formal for 'Did you eat?')

"Kai khaado?" (informal for 'Did you eat?')

"Gaadi aaje dus waje aawega" (The car/train/vehicle will arrive today at 10 o'clock)

"Tamein hu kai riya, samajh ni padti" (Can't understand a word you're saying)

"Kaale apne waage jawanga" (We'll go to 'Waage' tomorrow)

"Kiyan jai riya?" (Where are you going?)

"Haathe'j jai riya" (Going together)

"Mane tu ghani acchi laage" (Boy to Girl: 'I like you very much')



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