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Swahili grammar and workbook

Author: Fidèle Mpiranya
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & francis Group, 2015. ©2015
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fidèle Mpiranya
ISBN: 9781138808256 1138808253 9781138808263 1138808261
OCLC Number: 878224907
Description: x, 249 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction 1. Swahili - Key elements 2. Using basic vocabulary and markers 3. Personal pronouns 4. Swahili noun class system 5. Noun/adjective and pronoun agreement 6. The indicative mood and main verb tenses 7. Verb "be" / "have" in the main clause 8. Special class combinations and the reflexive pronoun 9. Prefix/stem contact rules vs. invariable adjectives/pronouns 10. Relative clauses and the use of reference pronouns 11. Imperative and Subjunctive moods 12. Monosyllabic verb stems and the stem augment ku 13. Auxiliary verbs and the expression of complex tenses 14. Expressing comparison 15. The passive form of the verb 16. Locative agreement and coordinated noun agreement 17. The conditional mood 18. The causative extension of the verb 19. Reciprocal, stative, and applicative verb extensions 20. Adverbs in a broad sense 21. Adjectives in a broad sense 22. Noun formation and augmentative/diminutive processes 23. Reduced forms and special uses of various pronouns 24. Subjunctive vs. infinitive/indicative in coordinated and subordinate clauses 25. Double object constructions and the use of "object markers" Appendix A: Greetings and other polite expressions Appendix B: Class agreements with all types of adjectives and pronouns Appendix C: Clause connectors and other transition words APPENDIX D: Use of verb tenses in Swahili proverbs Vocabulary list References Index
Responsibility: Fidèle Mpiranya.

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