By Leo Frobenius
Stories variety from the Kabyl legends of the early Berbers and ballads of the Fulbe bards of Sahel within the southern Sahara to the comically exaggerated inconceivable stories of the Mande in Sudan and the attractive construction myths of the Wahungwe of Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). The thematic diversifications within the stories correspond with their narrators' various geographical and cultural backgrounds.
Recounted with attractive simplicity and directness, those usually a laugh, occasionally extraordinary tales are illustrated with diversifications of prehistoric rock work and photos of twentieth-century Africans. Of tremendous price to scholars of African tradition, this ebook also will entice the various dedicated readers of folklore and mythology.
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Before presenting a discussion of some of the major works already mentioned, a note on the future of SCA studies is appropriate. What areas have been neglected or need much more attention? There has not been an adequate dialectological study made in the Sudan. Because Omdurman is the largest population center and has the national radio station, or because Khartoum is the political center, it is presumed that one of these must be the dominant linguistic center of the country. A scientific comparison of the major dialect areas and overlap of such areas is badly needed, and should be conducted perhaps by the Sudanese government itself.
England, the country of the English, balad al-'indyilîz. Egypt, the country of the Egyptians, balad al-masriyyïn. ingilterra 'England' and masir 'Egypt'. 24 Chapter XXIII (pp. 162-164) is a listing of tools and equipment, including such items as shotäl 'curved knife of the Bega tribe' and wäbour 'engine of any type from a primus stove to a transatlantic liner' (p. 163). Chapter XXIV (pp. asment 'cement'. Chapter XXV (pp. irfa'] dibshak 'raise your butt', and nazzil dibshak 'lower your butt' (p.
NOTE. — It is very important for the beginner to grasp the pronunciation rule of the following as otherwise much confusion will be caused:— they is sometimes pronounced tey dad is sometimes pronounced za za is sometimes pronounced dad. In his preface Burton states: One of the principal objects which I have maintained throughout has been to produce a correct transliteration and so to avoid confusion when writing in Arabic characters. SUDANESE COLLOQUIAL ARABIC. THE STATE OF THE ART 17 He failed utterly.