Grammar of Nepali Language

Postposition in Nepalese Language


Postposition: In English, we know that the prepositions are placed before the words. We say « with my friend », « from France », « about you ». In Nepalese, they are placed after the word they determine and because of this, they are called postpositions. During the preceding lessons we had a first contact with some of these as « -maa », meaning « in, to » and «sângâ» meaning «with». Thus, we have the words « pokhârâ-maa – in Pokhara », « shâhâr-maa – in the town », « hotel-maa – inside the hotel » et « france-maa – in France » or «tâpaď-sângâ – with you».  In written language, postpositions are attached to the word they follow.


There are lots of postpositions in Nepalese, some of them follow:


a) -baaTâ /dekhi                             from

b) -sângâ                       with

c) -tirâ                             towards/to

d) -sâmmâ                    up to/till

e) -maa                           in/at/on

f) –ko bâremâ        about/regarding

g) –ko laagi         for

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