Fw: 'Dravidian' echo-phrase pali-giri

John Peterson jpeterso at UNI-OSNABRUECK.DE
Tue Dec 11 08:32:09 UTC 2001

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> I'd be very grateful it if you could forward this query to the Vyakaran
> Many thanks,
> Mark Southern <m.southern at mail.utexas.edu>.
> Dear members of Vyakaran,
> If anyone can help with the following Dravidian lexical question, I'd
> appreciate it.
> In researching Dravidian evidence for echo-pair formation in the
> context of language contact, I came across a citation of a
> 'Dravidian' echo-phrase pali-giri, as an example of cross-Dravidian
> echo-pair formation in gi- (no specific language attribution given).
> Does pali-giri (in some Dravidian language) ring any bells with
> anyone on the list?
> Better still, could you supply (1) a meaning, (2) a language?
> My best (untutored) guess is that it may mean 'hodgepodge, medley',
> built to Tamil/KannaDa pala 'diverse,several', but this may be wildly
> off-target.
> Any light you could shed would be much appreciated.
> Thanks in advance.
> With best wishes,
> Mark Southern
> --
> Mark Southern
> Dept. of Germanic Studies
> EPS 3.102
> University of Texas
> Austin, TX 78712
> 512-232-6371

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