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A Study of the Kanuri Language
Grammar and Vocabulary

ISBN 9781138098305
Published September 25, 2019 by Routledge
274 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1937, this book is a practical manual of Kanuri which will be of use to both the layman and the linguist. This analysis makes it clear that kanuri is a tone-language and the author urges the reader to observe the tone-system of the language so that the accidence can be fully understood, as grammatical tone sometimes forms an integral part of it. As this is a practical study, a practical orthography has been chosen - i. e one that uses only letters that are absolutely necessary. This system improved Kanuri orthography, as it was based on scientific principles.

Table of Contents

1. The Sounds 2. Tones 3. Noun 4. Adjective 5. Pronoun 6. Verb 7. Numerals 8. Adverb 9. Postposition 10. Preposition 11. Conjunction 12. Interjection and Onomatopoetics 13. Additions to the Adjective. Texts. Tranlsations. Vocabulary.

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