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Mwani grammatical sketch

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  • Moçambique
  • Chewa-Sprache
  • Nyanja-Sprache
  • Grammatik
  • Ddc:220

Abstract

Mwani Grammatical Sketch (Gramática de Kimwani) CONTENTS 0 Introduction 4 1 The letters and sounds 4 2 Tone 4 3 The basic sentence 6 4 The verb 10 5 The personal pronoun 24 6 Agreement 24 7 The noun 25 8 The adjective 32 9 The numeral 33 10 The demonstrative 35 11 Possessives 36 12 The locative 38 13 The genitive pronoun 43 14 Verb adjuncts 44 15 Verb extensions 44 16 The relative clause 48 17 Complex sentences 50 18 Complementation 54 19 A short story "Nrimbu" (The Well) 56 Appendix A: Chart of nominal and pronominal prefixes 58 Appendix B: Connectives 59 Appendix C: Exclamations 63 Appendix D: Ideophones 65 Appendix E: Dialectical variations and theircharacteristics 67 Appendix F: Chart of the verb tense-aspect system 72

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