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By George Fortune, Mubanga E. Kashoki

First released as a bankruptcy in Language in Zambia: Grammatical Sketches via the Institute of African stories (now the Institute of financial and Social examine) in 1977, this is often the second one in a chain of person courses on Zambian languages and grammar. The goal of the sequence is to spice up the meagre scholarship and availability of academic fabrics on Zambian languages, which grew to become quite in pressing in 1996, following the choice of the Zambian govt to revert to the coverage of utilizing neighborhood languages as media of guideline. This quantity offers a grammatical cartoon of Lozi, a language with regards to the Sotho language crew, and one of many languages spoken because the lingua franca all around the Western Province of Zambia. it truly is spoken at the vital Barotse undeniable to the north and south of Mongu and on each side of the Zambezi river, all of the technique to Livingstone, the place it's the major African language in use, and a substantial distance inland. it's the moment administrative language of the rustic after English. The research presents a finished survey of all of the significant grammatical positive aspects of the language.

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1. leli- 6. aa- sesì- 8. byebi- 9. yee- I0. zee- lf. lolu 12. kake- 13. totu- 14. bobu- 15. koku- 17. kohr Tìese prefixes are also usedto inflect verb phÌâses. g. linja zee-zumahande (dogswhich hunt well) cp. g. batho baba-bonahrÌnde (peoplewho seewell) cp. g. mucahayaa-sehahahulu (a young nÌanwho laughsloudly) cp. ) lubilo (spê€d) 0 l) (naked) (nakedness) (6) (bad) (evil) (6) (strong) Gtr€ngth) (6) (waler) (6) (delicious) (goodtâste) (3) (kind, good) (mercy) (3) (difficulty) (e) -boi (cowardly) -bakíti -cwalo cp.

Leli- 6. aa- sesì- 8. byebi- 9. yee- I0. zee- lf. lolu 12. kake- 13. totu- 14. bobu- 15. koku- 17. kohr Tìese prefixes are also usedto inflect verb phÌâses. g. linja zee-zumahande (dogswhich hunt well) cp. g. batho baba-bonahrÌnde (peoplewho seewell) cp. g. mucahayaa-sehahahulu (a young nÌanwho laughsloudly) cp. ) lubilo (spê€d) 0 l) (naked) (nakedness) (6) (bad) (evil) (6) (strong) Gtr€ngth) (6) (waler) (6) (delicious) (goodtâste) (3) (kind, good) (mercy) (3) (difficulty) (e) -boi (cowardly) -bakíti -cwalo cp.

Ba-ba-nde 8. hye-bi-nde 10. ze-a-nde I1. lei-nde lo-lu-nde 12. ka-ka-nde 13. tolu-nde 14. bo-bu-nde 15. o'ku-nde 16. l'7. ío-k -nde ko-ku-nde 18. mo-ku-de Theadjectivestemsin silozi numbersomethirty ofwhìch overhalfreferto the coloursandpatternson markingsofcattle. g. ti? ) -sihíiì (female) -tuna (big,male) -nde (nice, good) -cupys (homless) -suwLr (homless) -beli (t*o) lalu -ne (four) -tlrri (tffee) (another,others) Theadjectivestemsmay be freelyusedwith any ofthe classaÍfixes. g. g. g. 9. g. C.

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