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Title: Praktische Grammatik der Bantu-Sprache von Tete
Subtitle: einem Dialekt des Unter-Sambesi mit Varianten der Sena-Sprache
Written By: P. Alexander V.d. Mohl
URL: http://lincom-shop.eu
Series Title: LINCOM Gramatica 108

Wir beschäftigen uns hier mit zwei Dialekten der Bantu-Sprache vom Unter-
Sambesi: dem Dialekt von Tete und dem von Sena. Das Gebiet dieser Sprache
erstreckt sich von der Mündung des Sambesi bis in die Kufukwa-Gegend nach
Nordwesten und dann vom Mashonaland südlich zum Nyassasee nördlich (aus
dem Vorwort). Inhalt. Das kaffrische Alphabet, das Zehnklassensystem, die
starke Form, die schwache Form, die demonstrativen Neben- und Fürwörter,
Verba, die zehn Klassen im einzelnen, die modalen Hilfspartikeln, die
Fragesätze und die imperativen Sätze, die kausalen, finalen, konditionalen und
unabhängigen Sätze (Re-edition; originally published 1904 in Berlin; written in

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
African linguistics
Subject Language(s): Sena
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862900923
Pages: 58
Prices: Europe EURO 38.50