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Varli is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by some 600,000 people in India. The sketch of Varli
phonology features the analysis of nasalised vowels and homorganic nasal-plosive sequences. The
sketch of Varli grammar is followed by an illustrative text with interlinear morpheme-by-morpheme
Varli is a split-ergative SOV language with inflectional suffixes. Clauses in the simple past and
perfective tenses have ergative-absolutive morphosyntax, while those in other tenses have
nominative-accusative. Constituents in the noun phrase agree with the head in gender and number.
Finite verbs agree with the head of one noun phrase in person—and usually in gender and number.