History from Below: The "Vocabulary of Elisabethville" by André Yav: Text, Translations and Interpretive Essay (Creole Language Library)

By Johannes Fabian

Johannes Fabian with the help of Kalundi Mango (Administrator, nationwide Museum of Zaire) and with linguistic notes by means of Walter Schicho (University of Vienna). a rare linguistic and sociopolitical rfile, this can be a heritage of colonization written by means of the colonized, in regards to the colonized, and for the colonized. the unique textual content, a heritage of what's now Lubumbashi within the Shaba sector of Zaire, is reproduced in distinctive facsimile partly 1. The interval coated is from the start of Belgian colonization to 1965. The textual content used to be commissioned via an organization of former household servants and written, or compiled, through one Andre Yav. The facsimile textual content is by means of linguistic notes (provided via W. Schicho) at the number of Swahili utilized by the writer. partially 2 this outstanding rfile is two times translated: first, into an oralized' model in present Shaba Swahili and, moment, into English. a variety of ancient and linguistic notes make the textual content obtainable to the non-specialist. whereas elements 1 and a pair of are of specific curiosity to linguists, half three covers a much wider sector of highbrow issues. it really is an essay reading the social stipulations, literary skill and political reasons and significance of the heritage. Of curiosity to linguists, historians, sociologists and political scientists.

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Okay. : Directeur Général/ wa tatu/ Directeur Mr. Droocomas/ C. S. okay. : Directeur Général/ wa inne/ Directeur Mr. Godefoid/ C. S. ok. : Directeur Général/ wa tano/ Directeur Mr. Patis/ C. S. okay. : Directeur Général/ wa sita/ Directeur Mr. Vandward/ C. S. ok. : Directeur Général/[19] wa saba/ Directeur Mr. Whayou/ Trabeka: Directeur Général/ wa munane/ Directeur Mr. Tembo/ Trabeka: Directeur Général/ Translations ninety seven XIV ELISABETHVILLE. THE PARQUET OF ELISABETHVILLE The Parquet87 of Elisabethville was once on street Maniama [Maniema], close to Dr.

Instantly i need to persist with a path that is unfolded through the crucial 'Look! ' previous the identify of our record. five. 1. Historyas seeing, listening, and writing Why does an writer who's approximately to inform a narrative commence byappealing to seeing, instead of listening? Is adequate stated after we placed this down, as we simply did, to expressing an angle acceptable for written instead of spoken texts? to respond to this we have to glance extra closelyat the semantics of seeing/ having a look (and hearing/listening). verbs that means 'to see/to glance' are most present in ShS: -ona, and -angaria.

Okay. : njo wa mwisho na bulileo mwaka wa mille neuf cent et six: trente et un Octobre/ ya tatu: kutia Société Internationale Forestière na Minière du Congo na Forminière mu le six Novembre mille neuf cent et six/ njo mwaka ilianzaka hiyi mashirika makubwa/ 18. hiyo shirika ya kwanza: itaanza kutumika pahali ya madini ilijulikana mu Katanga: na kutoshamo mukuba: na ndenga: na mali meusi/ na udongo wa mali unatumikwa mu chapu/ shirika ya pili: itajenga njanja ingine: ya kwenda ku Bas-Congo: na ku Angola/ shirika ya tatu: ilipima tena udongo wote wa Congo: na vile vile wa Kasai: kwani ule udongo na pori haikupimwa/ kwa kutayarisha franga ya kufanya ile mashirika: na mashirika yote tatu: Mufalme ameomba musaada kwa shirika kubwa: na vile vile kwa wazungu: na kwa mashirika zingine zengi kwa kutimiza kazi yake yeye mwenyewe/ 19.

37. past I encountered mawazo as an idea significant to Jamaa doctrine and urged that it mayalso be translated as 'gnosis. ' See additionally Mudimbe's recommendation that this can be a technique of characterizing what has been referred to as African Philosophy' (1988:ix). 184 heritage From less than prestige of a known designation then it stocks this functionality with the time period vocabulaire and this kind of co-occurrence appears to be like much less fortuitous if we do not forget that the Enlightenment undertaking of a 'philosophical' background —one during which rules, recommendations, mavuazo might manage bills — was once to be discovered virtually within the type of the Encyclopédie, a dictionary, or vocabulaire of varieties.

Okay. NI MWAKA GANI? NI MWAKA WA 1937 à 1938. 1. mwaka ule tuliona wazungu walitoka bulaya/ walikuwaka inne wenye kuchaguliwa kwabo ulaya/ tena walikuwaka wenye majee sana wenye kufunda elimu ya mayengo: ama majengo/ wa kwanza alikuwaka kabila ya ya kwanza/ Alemagne/ yeye xmas njo alikuwaka ingénieur wa kujenga majengo ya muviringo yenye kuzunguka sawa vile munajionea wenyewe ku xmas mumbunda ya U. M. H. ok. ku Lubumbashi ile/ wa pili/ Italien/ yeye alikuwa ingénieur wa kujenga naye: mwenye kufunda kwabo/ wa tatu/ France/ naye alifundaka buingénieur ya kupeleka mumbunda juu kabisa/ ya inne/ Flamand/ naye alikuwaka ingénieur wa kufunda majengo ya kila namna/ 2.

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