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Title: The Siwi Language
Written By: W Seymour Walker
Series Title: LINCOM Gramatica 31
Description:

The Oasis of Siwa - the most westernly of the oases of Egypt - its people,
and their speech, have been so long objects of interest and speculation to
the outside world. The author has devoted much time and labour, under
difficult circumstances, to the compiling of the Grammar and vocabularies
of the Siwi language hitherto practically unknown.

C. V. Stanley, in 1911, and shortly later, J. Quibell, of the Cairo Museum,
came to the conclusion that Siwi was Touareg or closely allied to it.
(adapted from from the foreword and introduction). The Ethnologue (2009)
classifies Siwi as “Afro-Asiatic, Berber, Eastern, Siwa - not closely
related to other Berber languages”.

Contents: Introduction, abbreviations, the accidence (transliteration and
pronunciation, accent, the article, the noun-substantive, the
noun-adjective, gender, number, numerals, the pronoun, the verb, the
preposition, declension, the adverb, the conjunction, the exclamations and
interjections), on the concordance of the verb. Appendices.

This re-edition has been published as no. 31 in the LINCOM Gramatica
(LINGram) series (originally published 1921, London: Kegan Paul, Tench,
Trubner & Co., Ltd., written in English)

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Syntax
Afro-Asiatic
Subject Language(s): Siwi
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783895862489
Pages: 99
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