An Elementary Lunyoro Grammar

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Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1902 - English language - 160 pages
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Page 48 - Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5 Class 6 Class 7 Class 8 Class 9 Class 10...
Page 4 - Pronouns prefixed to Verbs. 5. Euphonic Alliteration. 6. Use of Prepositions instead of Postpositions. 7. Position of the Genitive after its governing Noun. 8. Position of the Subject before the Verb, and the Verb before the Object. 9. Insertion of an Object Pronoun after the Subject, and before the Verb Root.
Page 102 - NK., have fly disease (rwakipumpuru ) . punapu, adv., suddenly. puya, v. г., NK., have poor teats (cows). L or R Although both these signs are used in writing Lunyoro, they represent but one letter, with two pronunciations. The rule is to pronounce and write it r except between a and e ; a and i ; o and e ; o and i ; u and e ; u and i. In these cases the letter is pronounced 1. When r begins a word, it is often pronounced like d. raba, vi, pass along.
Page 92 - H This letter is a pure aspirate, and frequently corresponds to w in Luganda. After m (or n) it changes to p, the natural result of rapid speaking. ha, prep., on, upon, to, concerning, about, at, among, above. hа-, prefix, of place ; hanu harungi, this is a nice place. ha ? , adv., where ? ha, v. tr., give ; hayo, deliver up. haba, v.
Page 4 - ... Postpositions. 7. Position of the Genitive after its governing Noun. 8. Position of the Subject before the Verb, and the Verb before the Object. 9. Insertion of an Object Pronoun after the Subject, and before the Verb Root. 10. Termination of Syllables in Vowels only, which may be modified by a Nasal. 11. Frequent strengthening of the Initial by a Consonantal Prefix principally by a Nasal. 12. The use of Tones. Of these characteristics, probably today only Nos. 1, 5, 10 and 12 would be mentioned...
Page 50 - In connecting numbers below twenty together, the conjunction na is used; in connecting the rest, except when numbers between ten and twenty form part of another number, the preposition mu is used ; in the case excepted either na or mu may be used
Page 119 - ... carried. vororo, е-, п., NK., liquid mud. vumba, v. tr., NK., drink (beer) at a party. vunura, v. tr., NK., give medicine to cure one who is possessed by an evil spirit. vuruga, v. tr., NK., stir. vuyanga, v. tr., NK., stir up, mix up, muddle, put in disorder. W After vowels (excluding y) w in Luganda is generally represented by h in Lunyoro ; but there are exceptions, uwe, nuwe, etc. Before vowels either u or w may be written, for no definite rule has yet been formed. wadibu, п., beer four...
Page 88 - S ; but in the combination ei, which occurs frequently, it gives way to i, which becomes i. e prefixed to the stem of a transitive verb gives it a reflexive meaning. -e, pron. poss., his, hers. eba, v. tr., be forgotten ; kinyebere, I have forgotten it. ebaba, vi, be nearly ripe (small millet). ebabara, vi, beware.
Page 9 - ... consonants respectively, and become a vowel sound voiced through the nose, which partakes of the character of the following consonant.
Page 39 - The last of the four, -ga or -ge, is really a tense suffix, and has this peculiarity, that it may be used in conjunction with any of the other three, but must always follow and never precede them.

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