On the verbal system in Langi a Bantu language of Tanzania

Authors

  • Margaret Dunham

Keywords:

Langi, tense, aspect, mood, Cushitic

Abstract

This paper presents the Langi verbal system and the various ways in which tense, aspect and mood are encoded. Through a description of the structures and uses of the various forms, it attempts to demonstrate how the different conjugations fit together to form a coherent whole, morphologically and semantically, and how in some cases the system has been influenced by surrounding Cushitic languages.

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Published

2004-06-15