Influence of PortugueseEdit
Portuguese influence is found in the Mangalorean Catholic dialect, with around 350–400 Portuguese lexical items being found in the dialect. More than half of them are related to religious terminology. The influence of Portuguese syntax is found only in some sets of phrases and prayers which have come down from Old Konkani times. The number of Portuguese lexical terms is also considerable although not as large as religious terms.
- ↑ "Ethnologue report for Konkani, Goanese (ISO 639–3: gom)". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2008-09-25.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Abbi, Anvita; Gupta, R. S.; Kidwai, Ayesha (January 4-6, 1997). Linguistic Structure and Language Dynamics in South Asia: Papers from the Proceedings of SALA XVIII Roundtable. Motilal Banarsidass Publications. p. 53. ISBN 9788120817654.
- ↑ Madtha, William (1984). The Christian Konkani of South Kanara: a linguistic analysis. Prasaranga, Karnatak University. p. 4.