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The inflectional element and the TAM or focus particles may be preposed or postposed to the verbal lexeme. You May Also Like.

Several TAM have special negative conjugations. Routledge is proud to be re-issuing this landmark series in association with the International African Institute. Within 2 miles 5 miles 10 miles 15 miles 20 miles 50 miles 75 miles miles miles miles miles miles miles miles miles of. Native speakers in Senegal amount to more than 5 million and it is used there as ckntemporain lingua franca by another million.

Verbs can be converted into nouns by reduplication, suffixation and consonant mutation. The obligative expresses a wish or polite request.

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Guaranteed 3 day delivery. Wolof has special verb forms to emphasize the verb, the subject or the object in the sentence. The minimum verb construction sometimes called aorist lacks a TAM marker and is atemporal and neutral; tense-aspect is dictated by context. Contenporain Format see all.


As we have seen, Wolof has an elaborate focus system which may emphasize the subject, the verb or the object: They are placed before the noun except the 3rd person singular one which contemoorain suffixed to the noun. The independent pronouns are used for emphasis and to answer to questions e.

Like most Atlantic languages it wollof tones and has prenasalized consonants but in contrast with them it doesn’t have implosive ones. As is characteristic in Niger-Congo languages, it has a system of noun-classes but unusually they are not marked on the noun but in determiners.

It is I who sewed it.

Glottolog – Wolof

Wolof has ideophones a special class of words with particular sound characteristics associated with vivid sensory or mental experiences but they are used only with certain verbs. Masters of the Sabar: Contes et mythes wolof: Many, but not all, consonants have long varieties prenasalized stops, fricatives and r have no geminated form.

There seems to be a problem serving the request at this time. Oxford University Press Skip to main content. Aspect and focus, more than tense, are central in the verbal system which is able to express if an action has been completed or is still going on, or if it takes place regularly, and whether the emphasis falls on the subject, verb or object of the sentence. The verb complex consists of an invariable stem plus an inflectional element that encodes person and number, and a particle that indicates tense-aspect-mood TAM or focus subject, object, and verbal.


In this script, phonemes shown between brackets have a good correspondence to graphemes: Woolf Delivery see all. A second set of interrogatives function also as relative pronouns: An insatiable appetite for ancient and modern tongues.

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In Gambia there are aboutWolof fontemporain, in Mauritania 12, and 35, in France. Nominal and verbal stems as well as derivational suffixes harmonize for the ATR feature, i. The b-class is by far the most common.

In ATR- vowels the tongue remains in neutral position.

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The Latin alphabet of Wolof in Senegal was set by government decrees between and The main categories in the verb are aspect and focus, and in the sentence the habitual order is subject-verb-object. Consonant length is phonemic. Wolof has a very rich system of derivation, both in nouns and verbs which serve not wolo to create new words but also to add meaning to the verbal root. On the other hand, it has preserved the prenasalized stops, exhibiting a three-way contrast, at four points of articulation, between them and voiceless and voiced ones.

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