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HE absence of a entire Grammar of the Sinhalese Language fitted to the necessities of English readers advised to me a few years in the past the desirability of getting ready any such paintings.
The manuscript was once accomplished in June, 1885. In 1888 sanction used to be bought for its being revealed on the Govern ment Press. considering that then quite a few explanations have behind schedule its factor.
Whatever relaxation i've been capable, as a central authority reputable, to dedicate to literary paintings, has no longer been spared in a conscientious endeavour to render the booklet valuable of its item. I humbly belief that my efforts haven't been altogether unsuccessful.
In the guidance of the current Grammar i've got availed myself of numerous works on Sinhalese Grammar, by means of either historical and sleek authors. it's been written in a sort top tailored to fit those people who are accustomed to eu Grammars. due to the multiplicity of ex amples and causes, and the creation of a few topic no longer maybe strictly appertaining to the province of a Grammar, yet prone to be of use, its scope has passed the limits initially meditated.
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