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Although the site has a lot of ads, the basic vocabulary you can learn from there is useful. Some languages also have audio examples. The quiz or exercise is also a nice feature whereby you can put your vocabulary knowledge to a test. The following African languages are available: Dagaare, Luganda, Sesotho (Southern Sotho), Swahili, Tswana, Wolof, Xhosa, Zulu. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
South African e-journal about literary translations. Poetry, short stories, essays and oral literature can be submitted / are available as full texts / can be translated in the following languages: Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Tswana, Tsonga, Southern otho (Sesotho), Northern Sotho (Sepedi), French, Dutch, Venda, Swati.
Free basic vocabulary for Swahili (625 words), Tswana (160), Yoruba (111), Zulu (655) (translated into German). With the according vocabulary trainer programm of Langenscheidt (subject to a fee) you can also use this vocabulary in an interactive way. [editors ilissAfrica]
Zulu <=> English dictionary with basic grammar rules and pronunciation including audio samples.Besides searching for simple words, it is possible to look for a chain of words, like adjective + noun (e.g. "big tree") or for inflected verbs (e.g. asimbonanga = we/they did not see him/her). Furthermore there are a few infos about Zulu books or movies. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Wikipedia site in Zulu - Swaziland / South Africa. At present (17.01.08), there are 125 articles. [editors ilissAfrica]
Homepage of the University of Pretoria - South Africa. There is a Department for African Languages and one for Anthropology and Archaeology. You can study the following languages: Ndebele, Zulu, Sepedi / Sesotho, Setswana. There is research about: The localisation (translation) of the user interface (UI) of the Microsoft Windows XP operating system into isiZulu (The link to the document doesn't function. Use this instead: http://www.be.up.co.za/images/documents/NewsSept06-africanlanguages.pdf) ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Articles and the dissertation of L.C. Buell PhD as online full texts. His focus is on: Syntax (locative inversion, reason and purpose questions [why questions], the right periphery, and copular constructions in Bantu languages; reason questions more generally, especially in SVO languages with Wh in situ), morpho-syntax, phonology/syntax interface, Zulu tone, phonological, syntactic, historical, and comparative study of Semitic, Bantu. Languges he has written about: Zulu (South Africa), Wolof (Senegal), Swahili (Tanzania / Kenya) und Sambaa / Shambala (Tanzania). ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Online language courses of the UNISA fpr the following languages: Northern-Sotho / Sepedi, Tswana, Zulu, Southern-Sotho / Sesotho and Xhosa. The courses contain whole sentences sorted by topic and include audiofiles to help you for the pronounciation. You will also find videos whose dialogues can also be re-read as text files. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The African Studies Program at the Indiana University offers a lot of resources for the study of African languages. The "African language materials" under "IUB Language Lab" and the "Folk Tales and Songs" are freely accessible. They offer audiofiles and texts (oral literature, lyrics of songs) for the following languages: Bambara / Bamanankan, Zulu, Swahili, Twi / Akan, Wolof, Yoruba, Xhosa, Shona, Afrikaans, Amharic, Hausa, Southern Sotho / Sesotho, Tswana, Luganda. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
This website offers several South African songs including backgorund information on the songs, sheet music, the original songtexts (Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho) + translation, and a tutorial on singing the songs (soprano and alto). Unfortunately, most of the external links (to different interpretations of the songs), do not work any more. Nevertheless, the links to the audiofiles of the site itself do still work....