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This article shows the robustness of the dialects of Gujarati (focussing on Surti, Kathiawadi, Charotari & Pattani). Though characterised as 'deviating" from the standard, they show highly structured and systematic differences from it, and small differences from each other. The article describes a "chain shift" among the consonants, chiefly k, c, s and h. These shifts have a surprisingly long and deep history.

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This page is a summary of: A chain shift in Indo-Aryan, with special reference to Gujarati dialects, Language Dynamics and Change, December 2021, Brill,
DOI: 10.1163/22105832-bja10016.
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