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A Comparative Grammar of South African Languages Volume 1 (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
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A Comparative Grammar of South African Languages Volume 1 (Paperback): Wilhelm H.I. Bleek

A Comparative Grammar of South African Languages Volume 1 (Paperback)

Wilhelm H.I. Bleek

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862 Excerpt: ...begin with this sound, the n has a similar power. A nasal pronunciation is also ascribed to other syllables. (Mpongwe Grammar, p. 9.) /. NASALISATION IN THE NORTH-WESTERN BRANCH LANGUAGES. 234. In the North-western Branch (Benga, Dualla, &c., ) the nasalised guttural and labial tenues are indeed found, but they occur very rarely, and are perhaps even then not original. The nasal nt is here (as in the Setshu&na, &c., 227) changed into t. 235. In Isubu, in one instance at least, a guttural nasal is found before a labial media, namely in 'ngbwa or Comparative philology seems to render it probable that the Mpongwe sound nl (more frequent in modern publications in that language) is intended to indicate an intermediate sound between the liquid and the nasal, or an I which is in the course of transformation into n. Bleek, S. Afr. Comp. Grammar. a mbwa (dog), Dualla who, in Mpongwe and in the Northeastern or Zangian genus mboa, in the South-western or Bunda genus o-mbua, in the South-eastern or Mosambique genus and in the Tekeza imbua, (whence the Malagasy ambua, written amboa), but in the other South-eastern branch languages palatalised to Sesuto mptsha, Se5: lapi entsha, Kafir indsha. If this were more than a solitary instance of such a combination of sounds in the Isubu, it would invite a comparison with the sounds hp and gb, which are so frequently met with in West African languages. g. NASALISATION IN THE HOTTENTOT LANG CAGE. 236. We mentioned above that in the Hottentot language (in distinction from the Bd-ntu languages) a nasal cannot precede another consonant, or, wat least, form the beginning of a syllable in combination with it. But notwithstanding the hereby limited use of clear nasal sounds, the Hottentot language sounds much more nasal...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Wilhelm H.I. Bleek
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 30
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-06721-5
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Language teaching & learning (other than ELT)
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LSN: 1-231-06721-7
Barcode: 9781231067215

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