By Ineke Wellens

The Nubi language is spoken in Uganda and Kenya. Nubi is Arabic, for the reason that approximately ninety% of its vocabulary is of an Arabic nature. it's always termed a creole, due to the fact that lots of its structural and developmental beneficial properties resemble these of recognized creoles.

the expansion and improvement of the Nubi language needs to be located close to Lake Albert in the direction of the top of the 19th century. this era is easily documented and is defined at size within the first half. This quantity additionally offers an in depth description of the Nubi language of Uganda, and it offers with the advance of the language and searches for the correct Arabic resource dialects.

The publication contains a couple of thousand examples and a number of other texts, recorded by way of the writer in the course of vast classes of box examine.

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At around 1888, although many Egyptian and Sudanese officers had joined the Mahdists, others remained loyal to Emin (Gray 1961: 159-62). In his and Jephson's diary, we find several references to the 36 presence of native Egyptians, Danâqla, and Khart≤ûm people (Emin III 1922: 237; Emin IV 1922: 126; Jephson 1890: 51-52, 66, 76, 83). Emin speaks of Sheikh Murjân, a black Sudanese raised in Egypt, who performed the call for prayers (Emin IV 1922: 142). These were particularly the people who wished to join Emin on his way to Zanzibar, and consecutively to Egypt.

37 Selîm's Sudanese were reinforced by those who had joined Lugard from the coast. Among them were men like Shukri Aga, who had left with Emin for Zanzibar, but who thereafter had been engaged by Lugard. Lugard (1968: 133) also calls them 'Sudanese', and mentions: "I had many men with me who had been through the "Emin Relief Expedition, (…)" (Lugard 1968: 200). Nothing is said about their homeland or language, but among them may have been native Arabs, since those constituted the bulk of men who had left.

Alhagu is an Arabic plural imperative form to which the first person pronominal object suffix -ni is attached. The verb is SA lih≤ig (a) 'reach', 'overtake'. The first word of the second part of the sentence rajul 'man' is a plain Classical Arabic word. The analytic genitive is expressed by means of the Egyptian/Sudanese betai 'of me'. maut is a Classical Arabic form of the verbal noun from the verb mâta 'die', which serves here as a verb. This sentence is thus a mixture of mainly Sudanese and Classical Arabic elements, and contains a grammatical mistake, namely the use of a verbal noun for a verb.

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