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Title: Introductory Sketch of the Bantu Languages
Written By: Alice Werner
Series Title: LINCOM Orientalia 13
Description:

The Bantu family of languages is spoken throughout Southern and Central
Africa, as far as the Gulf of Cameroons on the north-west, and the Tana river
on the north-east.The name Bantu was first introduced by Bleek (1827-1875).
The existence of this language-family was at any rate conjectured as early as
1908 by the German naturalist Lichtenstein. It will, I hope, be sufficiently clear
from the title that the present work is only an "Introduction" and does not in
any respect seek to enter into competition with those of Bleek, Professor
Meinhof, Father Torrend and Sir Harry Johnston. I am under great obligations,
more or less, to all four, though compelled to differ, occasionally, with all
respect, from each; but I venture to think I have occupied some ground not
completely covered by any of them, yet important from the beginner's point of
view (adapted from the Introduction).

Contents:

Introduction. - The Alliterative Concord - The Noun-Classes - The Noun-
Classes (continued) - Cases : The Locative - The Pronoun - The Copula and
the Verb ' To Be ' - The Adjective - The Numerals - The Verb - The Verb
(continued) - Moods and Tenses - Adverbs and Particles - Word Building
Some Phonetic Laws - Appendix I. Texts (Zulu, Herero, Ila, Nyanja, Swahili,
Ganda) - Appendix II. Bibliography.

This re-edition has been published as no. 13 in the LINCOM Orientalia (LIOR)
series (originally published 1919, London, written in English. Author’s
affiliation: Reader in Swahili, School of Oriental Studies, London Institution).

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Morphology
Phonetics
Subject Language(s): Herero
Ila
Ganda
Swahili
Zulu
Language Family(ies): Narrow Bantu
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862900398
Pages: 356
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