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Title: Swahili Grammar and Vocabulary
Written By: F. Burt
Series Title: LINCOM Gramatica 61

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).

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
African linguistics
Subject Language(s): Swahili
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862900558
Pages: 271
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