A Brief Grammar of the Majang Language

This brief grammar was developed and written during a workshop held in November 2011 in Mizan Teferi. The purpose of this book is to make the Majang community aware of the wealth and variation it inherited with the Majang language. The language possesses an intri-cate system of forms and rules, which all speakers use in their daily lives, often without being consciously aware of them. Many of these forms and rules are presented in this little book. The purpose of this book is not to present a comprehensive descrip-tion of the language. This would be beyond the scope of this work, and it would require a different approach. Many forms of the lan-guage are not even mentioned, and some areas of the grammar have been omitted. Also this book attempts to use terminology which is understandable by a wide audience. The hope is even that it can be translated into the Majang language to make it fully accessible to all Majang speakers. This book will disappoint those who want to see a description of Majang according to the latest linguistic terminology.
i-iv, 42 pages
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Table of Contents 0 Preface iv 1 Introduction 1 2 Noun 6 3 Modifying the noun phrase9 4 Pronouns and Possessives 14 5 Subjects and Predicates 17 6 Verbs 21 7 Transitive Verbs 25 8 Clause Combinations and Verbal Derivations 29 9 Other ways to use noun phrases33 10 Story: Donkey, Dog and Goat 39
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