Grammar of Literary Swahili (Studies in Swahili Languages and Literature, V. 2)
Grammar of Literary Swahili (Studies in Swahili Languages and Literature, V. 2)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780773478824
  • ISBN: 0773478825
  • Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr



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.Jan Knappert is the author of 'Grammar of Literary Swahili (Studies in Swahili Languages and Literature, V. 2)' with ISBN 9780773478824 and ISBN 0773478825.

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