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SYNOPSIS All gliding and level tones in Xhosa are members of three pitch phonemes (tonemes). Phonemes of prosody are not distinctive per se to the same extent as segmental phonemes, and few Xhosa tones can be identified tonemically when examined out of context. Even when taken in context the...
SYNOPSIS A survey of Scripture translations in the Bantu field, with accounts of the work done in a selection of languages and of the pioneer missionaries who carried it out. The first Scripture translations into Bantu languages were produced in the 17th century, but the first New Testament...
An Analytical Grammar of Shona. G. Fortune. Longmans, Green & Co., London. 1955. xv+443 pp. 21s. Elements of Shona. G. Fortune. Longmans, Green & Co., Cape Town. 1957. xvii+222 pp. 10s. 6d. Zoeloe‐Grammatika. B. I. C. van Eeden. Universiteitsuitgewers en ‐boekhandelaars, Stellenbosch. 1956....
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