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Question 1

Question MCQ▾

A graphic symbol that represents an idea or concept, independent of any particular language and specific words or phrases is called:

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

A monograph

b.

An ideograph

c.

A sonograph

d.

A logograph

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Question 2

Question MCQ▾

A word occurring only once in each corpus is called

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

tris legomena

b.

hapax legomena

c.

tetrakis legomena

d.

dis legomena

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Question 3

Question MCQ▾

Out of the 40 languages having the most native speakers in the world today, 11 are

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Austronesian languages of Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

b.

Niger-Congo languages of Africa.

c.

Indo-Aryan languages of South Asia.

d.

Indo-European languages originating in Europe.

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Question 4

Question Match List-Ⅰ List-Ⅱ▾

Match List 1 and 2

List-Ⅰ (Concept)List-Ⅱ (Linguist)
(A)

Semantics

(i)

Noam Chomsky

(B)

Universal grammar

(ii)

Leonard Bloomsfield

(C)

Immediate constituent analysis

(iii)

August Schleicher

(D)

Morphology

(iv)

Michel Breal

Choices

Choice (4)Response
  • (A)
  • (B)
  • (C)
  • (D)

a.

  • (ii)
  • (i)
  • (iv)
  • (iii)

b.

  • (iii)
  • (ii)
  • (iv)
  • (i)

c.

  • (iv)
  • (i)
  • (ii)
  • (iii)

d.

  • (iv)
  • (ii)
  • (iii)
  • (i)

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Question 5

Appeared in Year: 2021

Question MCQ▾

Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) , carry One mark each (for each wrong answer: 1 ⁄ 3) .

While most of the historically known writing systems in India tend to write from left to right, identify the one which writes from right to left.

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Grantha

b.

Sarada

c.

Kharosthi

d.

Brahmi

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