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Printed at the Central African Mission Press, 1867 - Shambala language - 80 pages
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Page 48 - The Infinitive may be used as a Substantive, answering to the English form in — ing. Kukunda, liking.
Page 2 - O more like aw than usual in English. P as in English. S as in see — the German ss. T as in English. U like oo in tool. V as in English. W is pronounced in aii explosive manner, as if preceded by h or g.
Page 31 - OF ADJECTIVES. The comparison of adjectives is effected by the use of the word -enga, followed by sa.
Page 50 - Past as it can only be employed in continuing a narration, it is formed by inserting — ka — between the personal prefix and the Verb. It must always be preceded by a Verb in some some other past tense, and contains in itself the force of the conjunction — and.
Page 1 - LANGUAGE. THE ALPHABET. %* The vowels are pronounced as in Italian, the Consonants generally as in English. A as in father. B as in English.
Page 20 - Adjectives, their place being generally supplied by Verbs, which signify in the present, to acquire, and in the past, to possess the quality denoted in English by an Adjective.
Page 58 - VERBS. The meaning of a Verb may often be modified by a change in the termination. The following are the most important. 1 Changing — a into — ela, or — ila gives the meaning of doing something to or for a person.
Page 58 - In the Passive, verbs in this form refer to the person for whom the thing is done, not the thing itself.
Page 3 - There is only one Case. It is formed by adding an i, and signifies "in, at, or near
Page 32 - He, she, it and they are generally represented by the proper Demonstrative Pronouns, which will be found a few pages further on.

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