Grammar of literary Swahili
Besides containing a condensed grammar of literary Swahili, this work also elucidates Islamic literature. After introducing the historical context of the traditional literary Swahfii language and the origin of its poetry, the author (no background given) briefly waxes philosophical on how the deep structure ora language affects its literature before pursuing the specifics of: various parts of speech, the relative, the adoption of Arabic nouns into the Swahili class system, the numeral, and spelling variations and common intejections in Swahlli poetry. Lists some editions of long Swahili poems and prose texts, presumably as references. Lacks an index.
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adapted adjectives adverbs Allahu Arabic origin Arabic script Arabic words asikari baada Bantu languages Class 15 Class 9 class morpheme class prefixes copula demonstratives in column dialects Enda ending epic epic poetry Examples function hapa Herekali hivyo HUKU infinitive infix Islamic Jan Knappert kabla kama katoto kila Kiswahili KULI KUMI kuwa kwenda kwetu kwisha lakini literary Swahili locative Lord markers mbele meaning MMOJA modern Swahili Mombasa morpheme Mungu Muyaka MWEMA mwenye Nabii ndimi Ndipo negative Note Noun Classes nouns Nyumbani object infix optative palatalization Pasi passive personal pronouns phonetic plur plural poets prefix of class prepositional processive verb pronominal prefixes Prophet proverbs sababu Sacleux Sahaba salama sichi singular someone songs Standard stems subject prefix substantives suffix Swahili language Swahili literature Swahili Poetry syllable tangu tense texts tree Utenzi vowel wakati wala WANGU watu WOTE YANGU YOTE