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Title: Die Sprache der Banôho
Written By: P. Gust Adams
Series Title: LINCOM Gramatica 06

New Edition

Der Volksstamm der Banöho gehört zu der großen Bantuvölkerfamilie
Zentralafrikas. Dieser Stamm ist nicht sehr zahlreich und bewohnt
gegenwärtig nur die Batangaküste (Kamerun). Nach ihrer Tradition wollen die
Banôho mit den weiter im Innern des mittleren und südlichen Kamerun
wohnenden Bau, Buli, Bane, Jaunde, Mgumba usw. keine Verwandtschaft
haben. Doch sollen auch sie einmal gleich ihren jetzigen Rivalen, den
Bapuku, vor Zeiten im Innern der großen Urwaldregion gewohnt haben und
durch Nachdrängen anderer Stämme von Süd-und Nordosten her allmählich
zur Küste des Atlantischen Ozeans geschoben worden sein. (aus der
Einleitung der Originalausgabe MSOS, 1907)

Die Kurzgrammatik beinhaltet Kapitel zur Lautlehre (Sprachlaute),
Lautveränderungen (Konsonanten, Vokale, Wortton, Ellision und Kontraktion),
Formenlehre (Substantiva, Zahlwörter, Pronomen, Verbum, Präpositionen,
Adverbien), ein kurzes Banôho-Deutsches Wörterbuch,

In his grammatical sketch Leo Reinisch focuses on nominal and verbal
morphology of Banôho, a Bantu language of Central Africa. The study also
includes basic information on phonology and morphology (verbs, nouns,
adjectives, personal pronouns, numbers, prepositions, adverbs a small
Banôho - German dictionary. This re-edition has been published as no. 06 in
the LINCOM Gramatica (LINGram) series (originally published 1907, written in

ISBN 9783895860553. LINCOM Gramatica 06. 56S. 2010.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
African linguistics
Subject Language(s): Batanga
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783895860553
Pages: 56
Prices: Europe EURO 38.20
U.S. $ 53.48