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Urban Wolof especially that spoken in Dakar has many loanwords from French. There are eight singular and two plural noun classes. There are no articles and nouns are not inflected for case or gender. Within 2 miles 5 miles 10 miles 15 miles 20 miles 50 miles 75 miles miles miles miles miles miles miles miles miles of.

You May Also Like. Wolof is closely related to Serer and less so to Fula. The most distinctive feature is the system of noun classes. 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. The passive and semi-active are formed by adding the suffix – u.

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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. The subject pronoun that encodes person and number and the TAM marker highlighted in blue are not completely separable and they are usually written together; excepting the perfect and the imperative, they are placed before the stem. The Wolof Phrasebook and Dictionary. The minimum verb construction sometimes called aorist lacks a TAM marker and is atemporal and neutral; tense-aspect is dictated by context.


The indefinite pronouns derive from the interrogative ones: Wolof is spoken in the West African coastmainly in northwestern Senegal including Dakar and parts of Gambia along the north bank of the Gambia river and in the capital Banjul. A distinctive feature of Wolof consonantal system is the absence of implosive consonants which are present in other Atlantic languages.

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University Press of America The obligative expresses a wish or polite request. A second set of interrogatives function also as relative pronouns: Guaranteed 3 day delivery.

Niger-CongoAtlanticNorthern. Wolof has eight short and seven long vowels. Address comments and questions to: The Latin alphabet of Wolof in Senegal was set by government decrees between and Native speakers in Senegal amount to more than 5 million and it is used there as a lingua franca by another million.

Possessive pronouns distinguish person and number of the possessor as well as number of the possessed. Determiners are usually placed after the noun.

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See more like this. Ndiadiane Ndiaye et les origines de l’empire wolof. In contrast verb-object pronouns have less variable forms and may be used to replace a nominal direct object.


Some classes are contdmporain for singular nouns and others for plurals. Nominal and verbal stems as well as derivational suffixes harmonize for the ATR feature, i. As we have seen, Wolof has an elaborate focus system which may emphasize the subject, the verb or the object: Hardback Language of text: It is a cauldron that I want.

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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.

Guaranteed Delivery see all. The inflectional element and the TAM or focus particles may be preposed or postposed to the verbal lexeme. The b-class is by far the most common. Languages of Southeast Asia. Item Location see all.

They can be divided into two contrasting sets.