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Title: Entwurf einer Kimakonde Grammatik
Written By: A. Lorenz
URL: http://lincom-shop.eu
Series Title: LINCOM Gramatica 58
Description:

Das Kimakonde ist die Sprache der Wamakonde, die das im Bezirk Lindi
(Ostafrika) zwischen dem Lukuledi- und den Rovumaflusse gelegenen Plateau
bewohnen. Dialekte des Kimakonde sind das Kimaraba, Kimatschinga und das
Kimatambwe. Es ist anzunehmen, daß das Kimakonde einen Zweig der
Bantusprachen darstellt, der bis in die jüngste Zeit ziemlich frei von Wörtern
anderer Sprachen blieb (aus dem Vorwort).

Inhalt: Lautbezeichnung und Aussprache des Kimakonde, Hauptwörter und
Klassen, Eigenschaftswörter, Fürwörter, Deklination, Zahlwörter, Teitwörter,
Abgeleitete Verbalformen, Präpositionen, Wörterverzeichnis (originally published
1914, Berlin: MSOS XVII, III. Abt. Afrikanische Sprachen, written in German).

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
African linguistics
Subject Language(s): Makonde
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862900473
Pages: 77
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