Swahili and Sabaki: A Linguistic History
Univ of California Press, 1993 - History - 780 pages
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. Data sets, appendices, maps, and figures present essential information on phonology, lexical makeup, and tense/aspect morphology. The final chapter is a synthesis describing the linguistic and historical relationship of the Sabaki dialects to each other and to hypothetical proto-stages.
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affricate Am,Ung Arabic attested auxiliary Bantu languages borrowed Central Kenya centuries Chap Chart Chifundi Chonyi Class 11 coast communities Comorian consonant Cushitic Dahalo deleted derive Digo East Africa East African Bantu eastern Bantu Elwana evidence example forms fricatives genders Giryama guages inherited innovations Kaguru Kenya lenition lexical lexicostatistical lexis linguistic loans Lower Pokomo Luguru Makunduchi Maore marker Mijikenda Mombasa morphemes morphological Mtang'ata Mv,Ung Mvita Mwani Mwiini nasal NEC languages negative Ngazija nonpast Northern Mijikenda nouns Nzuani occurs older Swahili palatal Pare past Pate phonological PNEC post-PSA prefix proto recent reference reflexes Ruvu Sabaki languages Segeju semantic Seuta Shambala shift Southern Spirantization stage Standard Swahili stems subgrouping suffix suggests Swahili dialects Swahili literature syllable Taita Tanzania tense Tikuu Unguja Upper Pokomo verb voiceless vowel Vumba Zanzibar Zigula