The Afrikaans of the Cape Muslims From 1815 to 1915
Paperback ISBN: 1869192362
The main objective of this study of the Arabic-Afrikaans literary tradition of the Muslim community in South Africa's Cape of Good Hope is to facilitate the reading of Arabic-Afrikaans texts for those who may not be proficient in Arabic reading. The first part of the book traces the emergence of the cultural, linguistic, and literary traditions of the Cape Town Muslim community. Later chapters examine the development of Arabic-Afrikaans as a written script, especially the creation of lettering symbols to represent distinctive Afrikaans sounds, and the creation of systems of transliteration in relation to Roman script. B&w illustrations of script are included. The book was originally a Master's thesis by author Davids (1939-1998), who published many works on the culture and language of the Muslim community in Cape Town. Annotation Â©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Asante TWI Dictionary & Phrasebook
Asante Twi-english / English-asante Twi
Paperback ISBN: 0781813298
The Akan language is a group of dialects within the larger Niger-Congo language, whose other branches include Swahili, Yoruba, Igbo and Zulu. The subgroup of Akan known as Twi includes the dialects of Akuapem and Asante. This guide features Asante Twi. The Akan people of Ghana and the Ivory Coast are the largest ethnic group in both countries, and have a population of roughly 20 million people. Akan cultural traditions, such as the vibrant kente cloth and folktales of Anansi the spider, are known world-wide. Ghana's rapid economic growth, due to its gold, cocoa and petroleum industries, has led increased interest in Twi by non-Akan speakers. This unique, two-part resource provides travellers to Ghana and the Ivory Coast with the tools they need for daily interaction. The bilingual dictionary has a concise vocabulary for everyday use, and the phrasebook allows instant communication on a variety of topics. Ideal for business-peoples, travellers and aid workers. Features: 4,000 dictionary entries; Phonetics that are intuitive for English speakers; Essential phrases on topics such as transportation, dining out and business; Concise grammar and pronunciation sections
With Website for Audio
Paperback ISBN: 0781813719
Yoruba, one of the national languages of Nigeria, is spoken by more than 30 million people worldwide. This book’s 15 lessons, designed with the beginning student in mind, are ideal for both classroom use and self-study. Each opens with a dialogue about an everyday topic, which is then broken down for the study of grammar and vocabulary. Cultural notes give the material its proper context, and exercises reinforce the student’s mastery of the lesson. The accompanying audio (available for free download) further complements the lesson material by helping the student learn the language as spoken. Beginner’s Yoruba also includes information on the various aspects of Yoruba culture, including religion, songs and folklore.
Berlitz Central & South Africa Phrase Book & Dictionary
Paperback ISBN: 1780044518
This brand new multi-language phrase book will ensure you travel throughout Central and South Africa with ease. The languages featured are: Portuguese, Tswana, Shona, Afrikaans, French and Swahili. A new addition to the best-selling phrasebook series, it features a fresh, crisp design with vivid color photography, eye-catching color-coding, and user-generated content. Sections such as “Food and Drink
The Complete Course for Beginners
Paperback ISBN: 1138949833
Colloquial Afrikaans provides a step-by-step course in Afrikaans as it is written and spoken in South Africa and Namibia today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Afrikaans in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Key features include: • progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills • structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar • an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises • realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios • useful vocabulary lists throughout the text • additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Afrikaans will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Afrikaans. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
A Complete Language Course
Paperback ISBN: 1138949809
Colloquial Somali: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Somali as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Somali in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Colloquial Somali is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout. Key features include: - A clear, user-friendly format designed to help learners progressively build up their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills - Jargon-free, succinct and clearly structured explanations of grammar - An extensive range of focused and dynamic supportive exercises - Realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of narrative situations - Helpful cultural points about life in Somalia - An overview of the sounds of Somali Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Somali is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Somali. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
Kinyarwanda Dictionary & Phrasebook
A Language of Africa
Kinyarwanda Paperback ISBN: 0781813573
Presents a bilingual dictionary for travelers to Rwanda and other Kinyarwanda speaking nations that includes four thousand entries, essential phrases, and grammar and pronunciation sections.
Lingala Dictionary & Phrasebook
A Language of Central Africa
Lingala Paperback ISBN: 0781813565
Lingala (a Bantu language of the Niger-Congo family) is spoken by approximately 10 million people living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic and Angola. It originated in the Equatorial Region of the DRC, but as the official language of the Army, it became the major language of the Capital city, Kinshasa. Lingala is considered one of the national languages of the DRC. Lingala spread during the colonial era, when Lingala-speaking soldiers were posted in barracks across the country, and also when Rumba music singers used Lingala for their compositions. This dictionary uses the simplified Lingala dialect, also known as Lingala facile. It is mostly a spoken language. This unique, two-part resource provides travelers to central Africa with the tools they need for daily interaction. The bilingual dictionary has a concise vocabulary for everyday use, and the phrasebook allows instant communication on a variety of topics. Includes 4,000 dictionary entries, phonetics that are intuitive for English speakers, essential phrases for travel and business, and a concise grammar and pronunciation section.
Lonely Planet Africa Phrasebook & Dictionary
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1741042275
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher In addition to its many other attractions, Africa offers incredible linguistic diversity. Most African languages belong to one of the following four language families: Afro- Asiatic, Nilo-Saharan, Niger-Congo (with the Bantu languages as the major branch) and Khoisan. - Coverage of the 13 key African languages - Useful words and phrases to get you by in any part of the continent - Handy pronunciation guide throughout - Easy coloured-tab navigation Coverage includes: Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, French, Hausa, Malagasy, Portuguese, Shona, Swahili, Wolof and Xhosa. Lonely Planet gets you to the heart of a place. Our job is to make amazing travel experiences happen. We visit the places we write about each and every edition. We never take freebies for positive coverage, so you can always rely on us to tell it like it is. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Wilna Liebenberg, Daniel Aboye Aberra, Harrison Adeniyi, Martin Benjamin, Derek Gowlett, Michael Janes, Russell Kaschula, Shalome Knoll, Robert Landon, Fiona McLaughlin, Vololona Rasolofoson, Chenjerai Shire, and Izabela Will. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)