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By George Fortune, Mubanga E. Kashoki

First released as a bankruptcy in Language in Zambia: Grammatical Sketches through the Institute of African reviews (now the Institute of monetary and Social examine) in 1977, this can be the second one in a chain of person courses on Zambian languages and grammar. The purpose of the sequence is to spice up the meagre scholarship and availability of academic fabrics on Zambian languages, which turned fairly in pressing in 1996, following the choice of the Zambian executive to revert to the coverage of utilizing neighborhood languages as media of guide. This quantity presents a grammatical caricature of Lozi, a language relating to the Sotho language crew, and one of many languages spoken because the lingua franca everywhere in the Western Province of Zambia. it truly is spoken at the valuable Barotse simple to the north and south of Mongu and on both sides of the Zambezi river, all of the strategy to Livingstone, the place it's the major African language in use, and a substantial distance inland. it's the moment administrative language of the rustic after English. The research presents a complete survey of all of the significant grammatical good points of the language.

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G. ) Musal'ahau ukae? ashardas a stone) Mmna yani uüusa (That manis kind) Kuzwapaulabatu kumaswe (To despisepeopleis bad) The foÌlowing aÌe exampl€sof negativeitrflectedclauses. g. g. g. -laí- (lovq want) The verb radical, of course,Írevff appeaÌsby itsolf, bú always in an inÍlected form. -úílis alsoâ simpleone. g. lata! (love) (to love, loving) Another inflection is that ofthe negativeprincipal present. g. They showthat the termìnal vowels /-úl and /-il are part of the inflection imposedon the verb mdìcal and âre distinct as morphemesfÍom it.

Rrr- (take out -sl-iw- (be l€ft) cp. -utw- (heâr) (be known) cp. g. -zib-att- (know one another) cp. -zib- (know) -bon-an- (see€achother) cp. -utvt- (heat -lat-an- (love one another) cp.

Th€y constituteseri€s(3) ofthe relative classaffixes. t. ye- 3. 5. Plürel No number Singular 2. be- 4. ,'e- 6. le- 8. 10. 7. 9. 11. lo- t2. ke14. bo- 15. ko- 16. íoko- 17. bye' 1E . The vowels of theseaffixes are elided before the subjectprefixes of class I or ctass6, la-l . g. g. g ío4iyahile (whereI dwell) (wearethosewhom be-muziba you know) (book) (9) (16) e e. fasibaka (atthe (16) place) kinna ye-uziba(lt ls I whom you know) Kihmabao bukq (1) (2) LEVELll : THE SUBSTANTIVE PHRA5ES SubstaÍtives of all kinds combine to foÍm constructionsat the next level of complexity,viz.

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