An Elementary Lunyoro Grammar

An Elementary Lunyoro Grammar

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...namberendi, He has anger towards me (where I am). Otaliikara na baruhanga abandi nyowendoko, Thou shalt have none other gods beside Me (I being there). "Beside," " behind," " in front of," are adverbials without, and prepositions with, the variable preposition "of" (cf. previous chapter). "With," meaning "together with," may be translated by na or ahamu na; so also if it expresses instrumentality, though (as explained on page 36) the use of a causative verb is more idiomatic--okulima nenfuka, to dig with a hoe. okulimisa enfuka, to cause a hoe to dig. The compounds of na are numerous, and have been given already. Note carefully the use with okuba, "to be," whereby it forms the verb "to have" (lit. "to be with"). That this verb in Lunyoro does not really indicate possession may be seen in the following examples: --Enfuka yange erinkaha? Where is my hoe? Yakobo ayinayo, James has it (J. is with it). Eri na Yakobo, (It is with J.). Luganda, being a more developed language, now allows okubana to take an objective prefix like any ordinary verb: Sibirina, I have not got them. If okubana were a true verb, the first sentence would have agiyina, and the second would be impossible. We have already spoken of prepositional verbs and their use in supplying a prepositional idea. These uses are difficult to classify, because they depend much upon the particular verb employed. The following are useful examples: --(a) To localize action--okulira omu kisika, to eat in a room, but okurara omu kisika, to sleep in a room (not prepositional). enju eyokusabiramuga, a house to pray in (a house of prayer). (b) To distinguish between "into" and " more

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  • English
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  • 9781236505927