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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 experiences (now the Institute of financial and Social learn) in 1977, this can be the second one in a sequence of person courses on Zambian languages and grammar. The goal of the sequence is to spice up the meagre scholarship and availability of academic fabrics on Zambian languages, which grew to become quite in pressing in 1996, following the choice of the Zambian govt to revert to the coverage of utilizing neighborhood languages as media of guideline. This quantity presents a grammatical cartoon of Lozi, a language on the topic of the Sotho language workforce, and one of many languages spoken because the lingua franca everywhere in the Western Province of Zambia. it's spoken at the vital Barotse undeniable to the north and south of Mongu and on both sides of the Zambezi river, the entire method 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 learn offers a entire survey of the entire significant grammatical positive factors of the language.

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G. Eí (I ama Losi) (Is) u-mutuyaatmusa (you aro a kind person) lu-batu babansu (we are black people) ( 0 (l pl) fiu-batu babamusa (youarekind peopì€) (II pl) u-teúiíona íoo ba-kwasishanjokwanu (he is at thatsameplace) (1) (they are at the wet-gardenhere) (2) u-kamulena (he is with the chieo (1) ba-tubosirali (they are with the Sitali9 (2) The afiiÍmative inflection is chângedto úe negative by prefrxing /ha- * aJ (not). The stemsare also inflectedrelatively andtle resultingcorÌstructionsare substantival.

Demonstrative(l)) While it is necessaryto d€fme a substantivephÌase (SP) as substantiv€+ substaútivein agreemeÌÌtat the level of the SP, it is usefirl for reasonsof economy in description to d€ime it a little more widely when it occurs as a coníituent in larger constructions, viz. as substantive +/- subst ntive in agr€€ment. r'lÌo6econstructionalpatt€r:nis: irílection + SP the term SP may include both phrasesand iadividual substântivesas members ofthe constitueÍrtclassofSP. g. nim íu tomuhula (with a seÍÌiorpqson) nim nt (with a p€rson) Both these constructioÍr5aÌe inflected SPs.

Lative inflected stem) hona mo (in th€re)(17, l8) (FonouÍ! demonstrative(l)) While it is necessaryto d€fme a substantivephÌase (SP) as substantiv€+ substaútivein agreemeÌÌtat the level of the SP, it is usefirl for reasonsof economy in description to d€ime it a little more widely when it occurs as a coníituent in larger constructions, viz. as substantive +/- subst ntive in agr€€ment. r'lÌo6econstructionalpatt€r:nis: irílection + SP the term SP may include both phrasesand iadividual substântivesas members ofthe constitueÍrtclassofSP.

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