Strong personal pronouns in some Karlanri varieties1

Abstract

In this research paper, Pashto strong personal pronouns are studied with special reference to the varieties of Baniswola (Ba.), Wazirwola (Wa.), Khatakwola (Kh.). A Non-karlanri variety Marwatwala (Ma.) has been kept under consideration for the purpose of comparison because this variety is spoken in the same region. The questions to be answered are whether or not these pronouns are different from Marwatwala (Ma.) and whether these differences are the result of phonological or morphological developments. It has also been pointed out whether these forms are based on ethnicity or region. This paper sheds light on such questions and theirs answers. Data were collected for some Karlanri varieties, i.e. Baniswola (Ba.), Wazirwola (Wa.), Khattakwola (Kh.) of the districts Bannu, Karak and FR Bannu.3

Yousaf Khan Jazab 2