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Swahili and Sabaki

a linguistic history

by Derek Nurse

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Swahili language -- History.,
  • Bantu languages -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 727-753) and index.

    StatementDerek Nurse and Thomas J. Hinnebusch ; edited by Thomas J. Hinnebusch ; with a special addendum by Gérard Philipson.
    SeriesUniversity of California publications in linguistics ;, v. 121
    ContributionsHinnebusch, Thomas J., Philipson, Gérard.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL8701 .N87 1993
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxii, 780 p. :
    Number of Pages780
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1397085M
    ISBN 100520097750
    LC Control Number93004560

    Swahili is a Bantu language of the Niger-Congo family and has a typical, complicated Bantu structure. For example, Swahili utilizes over 13 noun classes, the equivalence of a romance language having 13 genders. Three full noun classes are devoted to different aspects of space and time. Swahili represents an African World view quite differentFile Size: 2MB. Swahili or the Kiswahili Language Etymologically, Kiswahili is the language spoken by east African coastal societies (Arabic Saw hil, plural of S hil which means coast) on a wide, extending from Southern Somalia, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania to Northern Mozambique; and eastward to Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

      These Sabaki languages are so closely related to each other that Swahili, for example, inherits almost all of its vocabulary from its Sabaki background, as Spear notes in Early Swahili History Reconsidered: Swahili retains a high degree of inherited vocabulary, grammar, and sounds. Those at the Kenyan coast will speak more proper or “clean” Swahili (Swahili sanifu) than those in Nairobi, as this area is where the language originated. As an English speaker, I’ve found the Swahili spoken here to be very easy for me to understand, and likewise, the Kenyans at the coast seem to have an easier time understanding me.

    Non-borrowed words for which we have no reconstructions are all assigned to the “pre-modern” Swahili period. earlier Bantu – 1 CE. proto-North-East-Coast 1 – proto-Sabaki – proto-Swahili – pre-modern Swahili – Derek Nurse looks at variations in the form and function of tense and aspect in Bantu, a branch of Niger-Congo, the world's largest language phylum. Bantu languages are spoken in central, eastern, and southern sub-Saharan Africa south of a line between Nigeria and Somalia. By current estimates there are between and of them, as yet neither adequately classified nor fully described.


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The Sabaki languages form a major Bantu subgroup and are spoken by 35 million East Africans in Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, and the Comoro Islands. Swahili and Sabaki book authors provide a historical/comparative treatment of Swahili (and other Sabaki languages), an account of the relationship of Swahili to Sabaki and to other Bantu languages, and some data on contemporary Sabaki by: Swahili and Sabaki book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The Sabaki languages form a major Bantu subgroup and are spoken by 35 m Pages:   The authors provide Swahili and Sabaki book historical/comparative treatment of Swahili (and other Sabaki languages), an account of the relationship of Swahili to Sabaki and to other Bantu languages, and some data on contemporary Sabaki : Derek Nurse.

About the Book The Sabaki languages form a major Bantu subgroup and are spoken by 35 million East Africans in Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, and the Comoro Islands.

The authors provide a historical/comparative treatment of Swahili (and other Sabaki languages), an account of the relationship of Swahili to Sabaki and to other Bantu languages, and some data on contemporary Sabaki.

The Sabaki languages form a major Bantu subgroup and are spoken by 35 million East Africans in Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, and the Comoro Islands. The authors provide a. The Sabaki languages form a major Bantu subgroup and are spoken by 35 million East Africans in Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, and the Comoro Islands.

The authors provide a historical/comparative treatment of Swahili (and other Sabaki languages), an account of the relationship of Swahili to Sabaki and to other Bantu languages, and some data on contemporary Sabaki languages.

Swahili and Sabaki (Paperback) A Linguistic History (UC Publications in Linguistics #) By Derek Nurse, Thomas J. Hinnebusch. University of California Press,pp. Publication Date: November 8, ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xxxii, pages: illustrations ; 26 cm: Contents: Ch. Introduction.

The Sabaki languages. The Swahili: Reconstructing the History and Language of An African Society, Derek Nurse, Thomas T.

Spear University of Pennsylvania Press, - Social Science - pages. As the name suggests, this book does a superb job of simplifying Swahili for the average learner. It boasts a 3 month fluency period which might be a bit presumptuous on the author's part but the book is accurate and well explained.

If you want a book that's a little "lighter" than the two previous books I mentioned, then this is a good option. Take Your Studies Anywhere You Go with Nook Books Free Lifetime Account. In less than 7 seconds, unlock a lifetime of free language learning tools. Master of the most frequently used Swahili vocabulary words.

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Swahili and Sabaki: a linguistic history. (With special addendum by Gerard Philippson.) Berkeley, California ; London: University of California Press, ( p.) Nurse, Derek and Thomas Spear.

The Swahili: reconstructing the history and language of an African society, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, c ( p.)Author: Yuusuf Caruso.

The QUR'AN TAKATIFU is a Swahili Translation of Quran by Sheikh Abdullah Saleh Al-Farsy was written between Topics: Quran, Swahili Translation, Quran Takatifu, Farsy, Swahili. books — voters Quotes Tagged “Swahili” “Wajerumani, hata hivyo, wakati wa utawala wao waliruhusu Kiswahili kiwe lugha halisi ya taifa nchini Tanzania kwa.

Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Swahili and Sabaki (UC Publications in Linguistics) at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.5/5(1).

The Swahili language, or Kiswahili, [5] is a Bantu language and the mother tongue of the Swahili is spoken by various communities inhabiting the African Great Lakes region, including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

[6] The closely related Comorian language, sometimes (and incorrectly) considered a Swahili dialect, is. KiSwahili is spoken by an estimated 80 million people in East and Central Africa. It is the official language in Tanzania and Kenya, and is also used in Uganda, Somalia, Mozambique, Malawi, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, and Congo (formerly Zaire).

The vast majority of speakers of KiSwahili are native speakers of other African languages and use. Swahili.

Source: International Encyclopedia of Linguistics Author(s): Thomas J. Hinnebusch. The Bantu language Swahili (or Kiswahili) belongs to the Sabaki subgroup of Northeast Coast Bantu. The Sabaki languages form a major Bantu subgroup and are spoken by 35 million East Africans in Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, and the Comoro Islands.

The authors provide a historical/comparative treatment of Swahili (and other Sabaki languages), an account of the relationship of Swahili to Sabaki and to other Bantu languages, and some data on contemporary Sabaki.

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Hinnebusch, and with a special addendum by Gérard Philippson PB - University of California Press CY - Berkeley KW - nea KW - eaf KW - kny KW - tnz KW - hst KW - lng KW - grm KW.In Guthrie's geographic classification, Swahili is in Bantu zone G, whereas the other Sabaki languages are in zone E70, commonly under the name Nyika.

Local folk-theories of the language have often considered Swahili to be a mixed language because of its many loan words from Arabic, and the fact that Swahili people have historically been Muslims.Commentary focuses in particular on issues of dating historical linguistic evidence with a specific focus on debates surrounding the divergence dates for the Swahili, Sabaki, and Northeast Coastal.