A Comparative Grammar of the South African Bantu Language: Comprising Those of Zanzibar, Mozambique, the Zambesi, Kafirland, Benguela, Angola, the Congo, the Ogowe, the Cameroons, the Lake Region, Etc

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K. Paul, Trench, Trübner & Company, Limited, 1891 - Bantu languages - 336 pages
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Page 295 - ... cataract, and in sight of the bright bows in the cloud. They must have looked upon the scene with awe. Fear may have induced the selection. The river itself, is, to them, mysterious. The words of the canoe-song are : — The Leeambye ! Nobody knows Whence it comes and whither it goes.
Page 249 - Or what man is there among you, of whom if his son shall ask bread, will he reach him a stone? Or if he shall ask him a fish, will he reach him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children : how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him?
Page 74 - Masu'udi (Macoudi Les prairies d'or, texte et traduction par Barbier de Meynard et Pavet de Courteille, Paris 1864, m 152).
Page xlviii - ... scene. There are four quaggas, at which a man is throwing a dart while holding a dog in a leash. Behind are two elephants. Some blue and green Persian pottery, and a copper blade plated with gold, have also been found, but no inscriptions.
Page viii - I have come across millions of men who need but to hear Our Lord's words and deeds to become so many good and happy Christians.
Page xxxiv - Zing with other Abyssinian tribes spread themselves to the right of the Nile, down to the extremity of the sea of Abyssinia. Of all the Abyssinian tribes the Zing were the only ones who crossed the canal which comes out of the Upper Nile. They established themselves in this country and spread themselves as far as Sofala, which is on the sea of the Zing the furthest limit whither ships sail from Oman and Siraf.
Page xvii - There are some Bantu enclaves in the Soudan, on the Niger, and further to the west. Philological science has not yet determined what is the exact relation of the »5 languages of the other black tribes in the north-west to Bantu. For myself I have come to the conclusion that several of them have at least as much in common with the southern Bantu languages as certain Aryan languages between themselves, English and Greek for instance...
Page xlvi - No doubt can any longer remain," says Dr BLEKK in his Comparative Grammar, p. 143, "as to the fact that the Papuan, Polynesian and Malay languages are related to the Bantu languages, Mid that thus the Prefix-pronominal Class forms almost one continuous belt of languages on both sides of the equator, from the mouth of the Senegal to the Sandwich Islands.
Page xxxiv - Bushmen), a country which yields gold in abundance with other marvels. There the Zing built their chief-town. Then they elected a king whom they called Falime (or Wafalime) . . . The territory of the Zing begins at the canal derived from the Upper Nile, and extends to the land of Sofala and that of the Wakwak.
Page 23 - Kafreal de Senna', is not so well spoken at Senna itself as at Tette and in the neighbourhood of the Nyassa Lake, this being probably a result of the greater contact of the natives with Europeans at Senna than in those other places. It is considered by the natives of the Lower Zambezi as being much more primitive than the language of Kilimane and far superior to it. ... The most prominent feature...

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