A Vocabulary of English-Chinyanja and Chinyanja-English as Spoken at Likoma, Lake Nyasa

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Society for promoting Christian knowledge, 1895 - English language - 88 pages

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Page 87 - ... numbers, singular and plural, which are distinguished by their initial letters. Upon the forms of the Substantives depend the forms of all Adjectives, Pronouns, and Verbs governing or governed by them. It is, therefore, necessary to divide them into so many classes as there are different forms either of Substantives or of dependent words, in order to be able to lay down rules for the correct formation of sentences. For this purpose Swahili Substantives may be conveniently divided into eight classes....

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