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Some syntactical patterns of Northern Sotho idioms

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dc.contributor.author Matata JM (nee Thobejane) en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T09:56:12Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T09:56:12Z
dc.date.created 1994 en
dc.date.submitted 1998 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/66606
dc.description.abstract The idiom is defined in Chapter One. Information gathered from different sources including books is used to differentiate the idiom from the proverb. Some sources, from which Northern Sotho idioms originate, are discussed in Chapter Two. The semantic and grammatical characteristics of idioms are also examined in the second chapter. Chapter Three is based on the main aim of this study. Most informants, from whom some idioms were gathered, could not give their syntactical patterns, nor differentiate them from proverbs. Special idiomatic patterns are formed with verb-stems in the infinitive mood followed by nouns, pronouns, and adverbs etc. as adjuncts. In the fourth chapter, the content of idioms and experiences to which these idioms give expression, are treated comprehensively. Idiomatic patterns in Northern Sotho, Southern Sotho, Tswana and Tsonga are compared in order to identify the similarities and differences in Chapter Five. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Northern Sotho language en
dc.subject Grammar en
dc.title Some syntactical patterns of Northern Sotho idioms en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en

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