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Sudan Arabic Texts

Sudan Arabic Texts
With Translation and Glossary

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  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521229425

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  • Originally published in 1935, this volume provides a selection of texts illustrating the Arabic dialect as spoken in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. The extracts were chosen as specimens of native speech, but many of them provide an additional insight into the culture and traditions of the area. Most of the material was collected at first hand or contributed by native collaborators, the remainder is taken from printed sources. The assembled texts are all dual language, with the English version being contained on the opposite page to the original. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Sudan Arabic culture and linguistics.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521229425
    • length: 244 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Bibliography
    Introduction
    1. Proverbs
    2. Riddles
    3. Folk tales
    4. Nursery rhymes
    5. Anecdotes
    6. The saga of Shā' al-dīn Wad al-Tiwaym
    7. The first aeroplane in the Sudan
    8. Sketches of Ğezīra life
    9. Stories of the Rubātāb
    10. An Arab's advice to his fellow-tribesmen
    11. Tribal gossip
    12. Kordofan jottings
    13. Extracts from al-Muršid al-Sūdanī
    14. Letters from the Khalīfa 'Abdullāhi to negro chiefs
    15. Verse
    16. Prophecies and sayings of Shaykh Farah Wad Taktōk
    17. Extracts from the Tabaqåt of Wad Dayfallāh
    Glossary.

  • Editor and Translator

    S. Hillelson

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