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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Spelling Variations in Traditional Swahili Poetry
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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 class system copula demonstrative pronouns demonstratives in column denote dialects Enda epic epic poetry forms function grammars hapa Herekali hivyo infinitive infix Islamic kama katoto Kiswahili Knappert KUMI kuwa kwake kwenda kwetu lakini literary language literary Swahili locative Lord maji markers mbele meaning modern Swahili Mombasa morpheme moyoni Mungu Muyaka mwake mwenye ndimi ndipo negative nouns Nyumbani object passive Penye personal pronouns phonetic placed in Class plur plural poetry prefix of class prepositions pronominal class pronominal prefixes Prophet proverbs pure Swahili qualify relative morpheme Sahaba salama semantically sentence sichi someone songs spoken language Standard subject prefix substantives suffix sururi Swahili language Swahili literature Swahili poets Swahili texts syllable tena tense traditional tree usuli uzuri verse vowel wakati wala wangu watu WOTE