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" is to a great extent the colloquial Sinhalese tongue, but it is slightly changed in form and accent. Yet closely as it resembles the latter, these differences and the manner in which it is pronounced render it quite an unknown language when it is spoken... "
Ancient Ceylon: An Account of the Aborigines and of Part of the Early ... - Page 123
by Henry Parker - 1909 - 695 pages
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Handbuch Der Orientalistik

George van Driem - Austronesian languages - 2001 - 496 pages
...Ceylon reported that the Vedda language ...is to a great extent the colloquial Sinhalese tongue, but it is slightly changed in form and accent. Yet closely...usually a form of Sinhalese, or admit of Sinhalese and Tamil derivations; but a very few may possibly belong to, or be a modification of words in, their...
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