Modern Swahili Grammar
East African Educational Publishers, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 271 pages
Modern Swahili Grammar is an important contribution to the study of Swahili grammar from pedagogical and lingustic perspectives, and thus relevant to both students of Swahili and scholars of linguistics and sociolinguistics. At a descriptive level, the book covers phonology, morphology and syntax. The following areas of Swahili grammar are also covered in detail: affixes, derivation, inflection, parts of speech, relatives, tenses, demonstratives of reference, pronominalisation, phrases, clauses and sentences. Grammatical explanations are always followed by exercises and comprehensive vocabulary lists are also included.
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Word Formation in Swahili
Nouns and Prefixes
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adjectives adverbs allomorph ambao ambaye Bantu chakula chini class prefix concord consonants construction cook copular verb daktari drop the infinitive following sentences free morphemes function grammatical particle hapa hata he/she huyu indicate jana JI-MA class kama katika kazi kesho KI-VI class kidogo Kijana kila kitabu kubwa kuwa kwamba language M-MI class M-WA class main clause mapema mara mgonjwa Mimi Monosyllabic verbs morpheme Msichana mtoto Mtumishi mvua Mwalimu mwanafunzi Mzee N-N class negative nominal group noun classes nyingi nyumba nyumbani person phoneme place of articulation plural forms prepositions pronouns refer relative clause relative particle sasa hivi siku Singular Plural sokoni stative subject prefix subordinate clauses suffix Swahili grammar Swahili language syllable tangu tense marker traditional grammars Translate the following U-U class verb stem verbal vikombe vizuri VOCABULARY vowel stem wageni wangu Watoto watu wengi Wewe words yake yako yangu Yeye youth yule Zawawi