Comparative Handbook of Congo Languages

Comparative Handbook of Congo Languages

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...Pos. 2nd Pos. 3rd Pos. Kongo: wau. wowo. una. Bangi: boye. bongo.--L lo: ngoe. ongoko, ngongo.--Ngala: bobo. bona.--Poto: oko. ona.--Xyomlie: bobo. bona. The following are the English equivalents: --ist Pos., like this, in this way, just so, as it is; 2nd and 3rd Pos., like that, in that way, so, just so, as it is. In the Lolo examples the copulative particle nga combines with the Demonstrative; ngoe = nga + oe. As Lolo has no Bu-Ma Class, the' presence of these forms indicates that they are borrowed, or Lolo has lost this Class. 340. Kongo: sia wowo, put it so, that will ifc, etc. Ngala: keleka bona mutu manso, do like that always. Ngala, lemebona; Bani. tika bongo; I.ol chika ngoko; Poto, nyakola ona; Ngombe, pika bona; Suko. mina boiyo; Kele, macha ongoma, leave it thus, that will tio. 341. Wau and una refer to time in Kongo, and translate now and then respectively. The article is used before these forms when referring to time. Bangi: sika awa, nan', sika angani, then. Lolo: lokolo lone, lokolo loni, Ngala: boboko wau, boboko wana, Poto: bobi oko, bobi ana, Ngombe: edeye, oko, Soko: ko une,, Kele: ko ani, ., Swahili: huyu, ule, B. Used as Prepositions. 342. In Kongo, these Locative Pronouns are used as Prepositions of place and time. Their force has been defined (336). Ku Class: kuna evata diandi kekalanga kwandi, he is living in his town; kuna nsi eto katuka, he, came from our country; o ku masika tulueke, by the evening we shall be there. Va Class: tuka o nlele yana lekwa yayina, caver a cloth tnvr those things; vana nludi a nzo kasangu nkini, he fell off thereof of the house. Mu Class: o mo nzo kakotele, he entered into the house; kanga o nsinga niuna nti, tie the rope round the ires; more

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