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Fri Oct 28 2011

Books: African Linguistics/Language Documentation: Burt

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        1.     Ulrich Lueders , Swahili Grammar and Vocabulary: Burt


Message 1: Swahili Grammar and Vocabulary: Burt
Date: 23-Oct-2011
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Swahili Grammar and Vocabulary: Burt
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Title: Swahili Grammar and Vocabulary
Series Title: LINCOM Gramatica 61
Published: 2011
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
                http://www.lincom.eu

Book URL: http://lincom-shop.eu

Author: F. Burt
Paperback: ISBN: 9783862900558 Pages: 271 Price: Europe EURO 54.70
Abstract:

The Swahili language, a member of the Bantu family is broadly divided into
three main dialects. The most striking grammatical fact is that all objects
in the known universe are divided into classes, which not only mark the
nouns, but also all the adjectives, pronouns, and verbs connected with
them. This is effected by means of the classifier prefix which differs
according to the class of the noun, and whether it is singular or plural.
Besides this, the nominative or subjective prefixes and the objective
infixes, are thrown together with tense particles into one word with the
verb stem, so that one word may form a complete and luminous sentence (from
the introduction).

Contents: Part I: Introduction and article on Phonetics, Part II:
Twenty-one studies in the familiar language of daily life, consisting of:
Vocabulary, Exercises and translating, grammatical notes and graded studies
in Swahili grammar (Re-edition; originally published 1919 in London;
written in English).

Linguistic Field(s): African linguistics
                            General Linguistics
                            Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Swahili (swh)

Written In: English (eng )

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