African
The Afrikaans of the Cape Muslims From 1815 to 1915
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 ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Asante TWI Dictionary & Phrasebook: Asante Twi-english / English-asante Twi
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
The Bantu Languages
The Bantu Languages
Paperback      ISBN: 041541265x
Providing descriptive and typological information about the Bantu languages of southern Africa, this volume brings together a set of expert contributors and is divided into two parts: linguistics areas, including phonology, morphology, syntax and historical linguistics, and secondly, the many hundreds of Bantu languages themselves.
Beginner's Yoruba: With Website for Audio
Beginner's Yoruba
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
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
Colloquial Afrikaans: The Complete Course for Beginners
Colloquial Afrikaans
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.
Colloquial Somali: A Complete Language Course
Colloquial Somali
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.
Colloquial Swahili: The Complete Course for Beginners
Colloquial Swahili
The Complete Course for Beginners
Paperback      ISBN: 1138950173
Colloquial Swahili: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Swahili 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 Swahili in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Colloquial Swahili 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 explaining the customs and features of life in Swahili-speaking countries. An overview of the sounds of Swahili Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Swahili is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Swahili. 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.

Colloquial Zulu
Colloquial Zulu
Paperback      ISBN: 0415837170
Colloquial Zulu: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Zulu 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 Zulu in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Colloquial Zulu 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 An overview of the sounds of Zulu Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Zulu is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Zulu. 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.

Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian
Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian
Hardcover      ISBN: 0900416327
This concise dictionary of 'Middle Egyptian' - that phase of the Ancient Egyptian language which had the widest general application - contains 5400 carefully selected words most likely to be encountered by students and scholars in the course of their regular work on Egyptian texts. Each entry gives the most common hieroglyphic form of the word, accompanied by its transliteration, translation, references to texts where it occurs, its less usual hieroglyphic variants, and phrases in which it is used. First published in 1962 and incorporating addenda from 1966, this Concise Dictionary has become the standard work of reference and is now in its tenth printing.