A Grammar of the Chinyanja Language as Spoken at Lake Nyassa; With Chinyanja-English and English-Chinyanja Vocabularies

A Grammar of the Chinyanja Language as Spoken at Lake Nyassa; With Chinyanja-English and English-Chinyanja Vocabularies

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...Ezuk_a, kwi, intr. to be of a light red colour, a kind of Ga 1 expression used to represent the sound of a blow, as of an axe cutting a tree. Gabvikira, ku (qualifying form of gabvika, to place on an incline), tr. to spill or lose as a liquid: gabvikika, to be spilt; gabvikitsa, to cause to spill. Gaga, 5. a mixture of dea and ufa. See dea. Galamula, l. a short whitish fish. Galawa, 3. (Chigunda) a canoe or boat. Ganiza, ku, tr. to think, ponder, consider: ganiz-ika, -ira, -itsa, -idwa Garu, 1. a dog. Gawa, ku, tr. to divide, apportion: gaw-ika, -ira, -itsa: gawana, to separate from or apportion to each other: gawidwa. Gia, ku, intr. to belch. Godola, ku, tr. to pound corn in a mortar. Gogobede! expressive of the noise of anything falling, rebounding, and coming to rest. Gogoda, ku, tr. to rap with the fist, knock, tap: gogod-era, -eza, -edwa. ' Gogom anda, 1. a red--crested woodpecker. Golago a, 1. a small squirrel. Goma, ku, intr. to fall in, collapse, fall down: gomera; hence the termination of a range of mountains is called magomera, the failings in. It is also the name given to the north end of the lake by the Anyanja. Game, 5. a side, e.g. of a house, a box, etc. Gona, ku, intr. to sleep, lie: gon-era, -etsa. Gondwa, 1. a large amphibious reptile. Gori, 5. a slave-stick. Gudi! used in describing the tilting over of a vessel and spilling. Guduma, ku, intr. to nod assent, or to sign by the head; gudum-ika, -ira, -iza. Gulu, 5. a race or family; larger than fuku. Gumbwa, papyrus. Gumula, ku (perhaps from goma), intr. to tumble down, be detached, as plaster off a wall. ' Gunda, 2. an earthenware pipe. Gnnyagunya, ku, tr. to push against, touch repeatedly, as persons in a crowd. Gwa, ku, to fall down: gwera-Gweza, to make fall, knock or throw...show more

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