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dc.contributor.advisor Kubayi, S. J. Masonto, Rivalani Xenon 2020-11-12T12:06:46Z 2020-11-12T12:06:46Z 2019
dc.description Thesis (M. A. (Translation Studies and Linguistics)) -- University of Limpopo, 2019 en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study is to find out whether or not there are locative prepositions in Xitsonga. If so, to determine if they are true prepositions, their functions and the difference between locative prepositions and locatives. The locative case theory is adopted. Data are collected using telephone interviews from a sample of 10 Xitsonga grade 12 language teachers in Mopani district, Limpopo, South Africa. This study finds that there is one locative preposition namely, eka in Xitsonga. This preposition has three forms e-, eka and (-) ka which is also a locative preposition. These forms appear with proper nouns, common nouns, abstract nouns and collective nouns. The forms e- and ka also appear with locatives derived from noun classes 16 and 18, whereby the form e- is omitted when the existential morpheme le (there) is present in a sentence. The form e- also appears with locatives derived in noun class 17. The Xitsonga locative preposition is one of its kind because it has morphemes that contribute in the formation of locatives indicating position. It is recommended that studies of a similar kind should be done to find out more information about prepositions, more especially locative prepositions. en_US
dc.format.extent vi, 70 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Locative prepositons en_US
dc.subject XiTsonga language en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tsonga language - grammar en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tsonga language - prepositions en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prepositions en_US
dc.title The locative preposition in XiTsonga en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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