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Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect

ISBN-10: 1570034524

ISBN-13: 9781570034527

Edition: 2002

Authors: Lorenzo Dow Turner, Katherine Wyly Mille, Michael B. Montgomery

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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

General Editors' Preface
Introduction
Notes to Introduction
Preface to First Edition
Backgrounds
Importation of Slaves to South Carolina and Georgia Direct from Africa
The British Dialects and Baby-Talk
Difficulties Which Have Confronted Investigators of Gullah
Phonetic Alphabet and Diacritics
Phonetic Alphabet
Vowels
Diphthongs
Consonants
Diacrities
Tone Marks
Accent Marks
Others
West African Words in Gullah
Personal Names
The Twi
The Dahomeans
The Mandingo
The Yoruba
The Ibo
The Northern Tribes of Nigeria
The Ovimbundu
Personal Names Used by the Gullahs
Abbreviations
Other Words Used in Conversation
Some Expressions Heard Only in Stories, Songs, and Prayers
Syntactical Features
Voice
Verb Phrases
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Comparison of Adjectives
Verbal Adjectives
Word Order
Frequent Repetition of Words and Phrases throughout the Sentence
Morphological Features
Number
Nouns
Verbs
Tense
Case
Pronouns
Nouns
Gender
Some Word-Formations
The Use of Groups of Words for Parts of Speech
Reduplicated Forms
Onomatopoetic Expressions
Sounds
Consonants
Vowels
Intonation
Gullah Texts
Numerals
Songs
Some Mende Expressions Occurring in Gullah Stories
Hard Times on Edisto
The Earthquake [1886]
The Earthquake [1886]
A Prayer
Narratives of Religious Experience
The Hag
The Ghost
Recollections of Slavery
Making Manure on St. Helena Island
The Chief of the Stevedores
Appendix
Informants
Bibliography
Notes
Index