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  Encyclopedia: Sesotho language
Sesotho is also the main language spoken by the people of Lesotho, where it is spoken by about 1,493,000 people, or 85 % of the population (1993).
Sesotho (Southern Sotho) is the one of the eleven official languages of South Africa, and one of the two official languages of Lesotho.
The use of the number 1 in Sesotho is different than in the other SLG languages, because the Sesotho "-ng" is an enumerative which behaves sometimes like an adjective and can therefore become a noun.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Sesotho-language   (3540 words)

 Sesotho language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sesotho (Southern Sotho) is one of the eleven official languages of South Africa.
Sesotho is also the main language spoken by the people of Lesotho.
Sesotho is a tonal language and, like all other Bantu Languages is distinguished by its prefix concordial system and the fact that all words either end in a vowel or in a nasal consonant (n, ng, ny, or m).
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/sesotho_language   (2687 words)

 Sesotho Web : Sesotho in South Africa
Apart from the large Sesotho language community in South Africa the Sesotho speaking communities grew a lot due to movements after the Difaqane (Lifaqane) wars in the 19th century and migrant labour from Lesotho during the 20th century.
Sesotho was only acknowledged as official language in South Africa in 1994.
Sesotho is mainly used on SABC 2 a channel part of the South African Broadcasting Corporation's television section.
www.sesotho.web.za /afrikaborwa.htm   (447 words)

 Sesotho language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sesotho is also the mainlanguage spoken by the people of Lesotho.
Sesotho is generally classified as a Bantu language, belonging tothe Niger-Congo language family.
Sesotho is a tonal language and, like all other Bantu Languages isdistinguished by its prefix concordial system and the fact that all words either end in a vowel or in a nasal consonant (n, ng, ny, or m).
www.therfcc.org /sesotho-language-45169.html   (2443 words)

Sesotho is one of the major langauges of southern Africa.
Sesotho proper refers to Southern Sesotho, spoken by about 1 1/2 million people in Lesotho and another 1 1/2 million people in the surrounding areas of South Africa.
Northern Sesotho is referred to as Tswana or Setswana, spoken in Botswana, and is close enough to Sesotho to be considered merely dialects.
thor.prohosting.com /~linguist/sesotho.htm   (81 words)

 Sesotho language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sesotho (Southern Sotho) is one of the official languages of South Africa.
The Sesotho word for mother/missus/madam is [ _ - ] but a child call their own mother 'me [ - ] using it as a first nase.
In Sesotho " 'ngoe" is a permutated form of the adjective "-ng" used for class 9 nouns.
www.freeglossary.com /Sesotho_language   (2318 words)

 On Sesotho
In Sesotho, however, the phrase is a greeting uttered to an adult, usually a male adult.
In the Sesotho language of Lesotho, a person who is wealthy is called a ‘morui.' However, not all forms of wealth are equally respected.
Since 18 April 2004, the nation's isiXhosa, isiZulu and SeSotho speakers, have had the option of transacting on all, except a third, of Absa's ATMs in their home language, therefore addressing and reducing the risk associated with transacting in language not familiar to customers.
sesotho.blogspot.com   (4397 words)

 On Lesotho: Women (Basali)
In Sesotho, in southern Sesotho, as opposed to that spoken in the northern parts of South-Africa and done great justice by this Sotho-English online dictionary, "LI" is pronounced / di / and "LU" is pronounced / du /.
In northern Sesotho and South-African southern Sesotho it is written mosadi with a "d" and pronounced with a /d/ accordingly.
The Sesotho word used to describe a pregnant, unmarried woman is from the verb ho senyeha, or to spoil, rot, go bad, not be good anymore.
lesotho.blogspot.com /2003/12/women-basali.html   (608 words)

 South Africa Seminar: Info Pages
Sesotho sa Leboa Sesotho sa Leboa, is a spoken mostly in the northern province of South Africa.
Sesotho Sesotho is the mother tongue of 3.1 million people, 8% of the population of South Africa.
Sesotho was one of the first languages reduced to writing, which explains their development of literature.
www.stanford.edu /~jbaugh/saw/Tracy_Language_&_Ebonics.html   (2626 words)

 African Languages - Sesotho sa Leboa (Northern Sotho)
Sesotho sa Leboa (Northern Sotho, or literally, "Sotho of the North") is mostly spoken in the North-Eastern parts of South Africa, generally North-East of Tshwane (Pretoria), in parts of Gauteng, Northern Province and Mpumalanga (see map).
Sesotho sa Leboa is one of the 11 official languages of South Africa.
Grammatically, the word "sesotho" is formed from two parts: "-sotho", which is a so-called "noun stem", and "se-", which is a "noun prefix" that is attached to the stem in order to form the noun "Sesotho".
africanlanguages.com /northern_sotho   (1782 words)

 An Optimality Account of Argument Reversal
Similarly in Sesotho and Setswana, Demuth and Mmusi (1997) have argued that the inverted locative is the grammatical subject and the postposed element occupies the object position.
The same is true for Sesotho and Setswana, and at least for Sesotho/Setswana and Chichephrasal phonology and word order patterns that the postposed element in inversion constructions is in the object position (Demuth and Mmusi 1997, Bresnan and Kanerva 1989).
In Sesotho and Setswana, agentive object is permitted in reversal involving intransitive unergative predicates, as in (16), but not with simple transitive predicates where patient is subject.
csli-publications.stanford.edu /LFG/4/morimoto/lfg99-morimoto.html   (4714 words)

 Mountain Voices: oral testimonies from the Maluti Mountains, Lesotho: local themes: health
One narrator is a healer and treats people in the Sesotho way, using medicinal herbs and plants (Lesotho 24).
Some, however, distrust European medicine and prefer using Sesotho practitioners as they believe pills and vaccines to be dangerous.
Other narrators believe that Sesotho doctors are good at treating certain illnesses, particularly those with more pronounced social, psychological or spiritual dimensions, while Western medicine, with its concentration on physical causes, is useful for other health problems.
www.mountainvoices.org /l_th_health.asp   (416 words)

 Faculty of Humanities - African Language & Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Language change: causes and types of language change; types of language classification of Bantu languages, the characteristics of the Bantu family, specifically, the South Eastern Zone and Sotho groups; the contributions to Bantu Linguistics by Bleek, Meinhof, Greenberg, Doke and Guthrie; the Ur-Bantu sound structure and sound shift as illustrated in the Sotho groups.
This course suggests various techniques which may be used in the writing of such imaginative Sesotho works as poetry; drama, the novel, and the short story.
This course deals with translation theory and practice: Topics include: basic issues and concepts in translation; equivalence; theory and methods of translation; problems and strategies; translators and their role in the translation process; texts and their classification into various types, and practical translation.
www.nul.ls /faculties/humanities/african.htm   (657 words)

 4Reference || Critique on South African Sesotho/delete   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Article text: Critique on South African Sesotho - This is an incoherent rant Tiles 08:58, 23 Oct 2003 (UTC) **agreed, delete.
JamesDay 14:16, 23 Oct 2003 (UTC) ** Of course anyone can comment on the article, because the article needs to be written for the general reader rather than only for students of the subject in question.
Although the critique cites parts of one article, the problems in it are widespread amongst all kinds of Sesotho textual media, everything from prayer books, to internet sites use inconsistent writing.
www.4reference.net /encyclopedias/wikipedia/Critique_on_South_African_Sesotho_delete.html   (597 words)

 SESOTHO MEDIA PRODUCTIONS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sesotho Media Productions was started in 1994 in order to promote the production of documentary, drama and educational films in Lesotho, and to create capacity for training in associated skills.
It is presently the only production house in Lesotho which offers service based on Betacam SP broadcast equipment, and its associates have a wide knowledge and experience not only of the country and its people, but also how to produce audio-visual materials for rural audiences based on visual literacy development and media education.
Sesotho Media has a slide archive of over 5000 images covering developmental, environmental, cultural and political issues.
www.sacod.org.za /members/sesotho_media_productions.htm   (215 words)

 Sesotho language - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Like most other Bantu languages, Sesotho is a tonal language, employing 2 tones, high and low, which can at least one of the following purposes:
: The Sesotho word for mother/missus/madam is 'me, but a child would call their own mother 'me, using it as a first nase.
* In Sesotho, " 'ngoe" is a nasally permutated form of the adjective "-ng" used only for class 9 nouns.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /sesotho_language.htm   (2912 words)

 Sesotho sa Leboa Spelling Checker 1.0 and Hyphenator @ spel.co.za - wan' kinners kannie spellie
Sesotho sa Leboa Spelling Checker 1.0 and Hyphenator - als wa' jy wil weet!
In Sesotho sa Leboa bestaan daar verskeie dialekte en wisselvorme van die taal.
Hierdie speltoetser is ontwikkel vir die standaard geskrewe weergawe van Sesotho sa Leboa, soos dit gebruik word in Suid-Afrika en beskryf word in die Terminologie en Spelreëls No 4 van 1988.
www.spel.co.za /spsesotho.html   (138 words)

 On Sesotho: April 2004
It relies somewhat on Lesotho and Sesotho names for materials, but I'm hoping that it'll be a fresh change for your students.
Sesotho is among the under-represented languages on the website, and I'm sure you'll agree that we must change that, we must turn the trend around.
Gauta or Khauta is 'gold'; in Sesotho we add the -eng or -ong or -ing suffix, depending on the noun class involved, to indicate 'place of'.
sesotho.blogspot.com /2004_04_01_sesotho_archive.html   (839 words)

 South African Languages | Sesotho
Sesotho, or Southern Sotho, is spoken in Lesotho, the Free State and southern Gauteng.
The Sesotho language is governed by the noun, which is split into various classes.
Sesotho was transmuted into writing by the missionaries Casalis and Arbousset of the Paris Evangelical Mission who arrived at Thaba Bosiu in 1833.
www.cyberserv.co.za /users/~jako/lang/ses.htm   (273 words)

 Gauteng Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Situated in the heart of the Highveld, Gauteng is the smallest province in South Africa with only 1.4% of the land area, but it is highly urbanised and has a population of 8,837,178 (2001 South African National Census), the second-largest after KwaZulu-Natal.
The name Gauteng comes from the Sesotho phrase meaning Place of Gold, referring to the thriving gold industry in the province following the 1886 discovery of gold in Johannesburg.
The Sesotho phrase was in turn derived from the Afrikaans "goud" (gold) plus the locative suffix "ng." When properly pronounced, the first letter of the name Gauteng is a guttural G, pronounced similarly to the "ch" in the German "achtung" or Scottish "loch." This guttural pronunciation is natural in both the Sesotho and Afrikaans languages.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gauteng_Province   (1197 words)

 Re: African values (Was: On interracial relationships, or anything)
I could well understand why the execution of a death sentence ordered by a "native" proceeding *has* to be carried out by all, for under the colonial imposition, any single executioner could be charged with murder for carrying out the sentence of a court that is not recognized by the occupying, colonial power.
With his mole's-eye view, your Sesotho respondent may be unable to see these things.
On the specific question, your Sesotho respondent sought to have us believe that there was no Zulu queen-mother, and no Sesotho queen-mother.
www.theafrican.com /Magazine/Asili/88.htm   (1031 words)

 :: StudentVillage :: Language Plans for Wits ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
He respects the little Sesotho I can speak and how I try to connect with people in that language when we visit places where it is spoken, and I admire how he connects with Zulus in Zulu.
Learning sesotho is not about enabling you to pass mathematical statistics,but to enable you to communicate better with people who are indigenous to the area in which you are studying.
I believe those who are introducing Sesotho have done an extensive research before they recommend this language and they are not going to satisfy small group of holigans who want to be heard or like to be seen like they are doing something.
www.studentvillage.co.za /article/articleview/769/1/27   (4122 words)

 Lesotho From A to E
The word 'koena' is Sesotho for 'crocodile,' and is the clan's symbol.
The word 'tau' is Sesotho for 'lion,' and is the clan's symbol.
There are two main dances in Sesotho culture, namely Mokhibo, for ladies, and Mohobelo, for gents.
www.premiumwanadoo.com /sotho/a2z/a_e.html   (2509 words)

 OHCHR: Southern Sotho/Sotho/Sesotho/Sutu/Sesutu () - Universal Declaration of Human Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It is a language of secondary education, used on the radio and in newspapers.
Sesotho was one of the first African languages to be reduced to writing, and it has an extensive literature.
According to scholars the written form was originally based on the Tlokwa dialect.
www.unhchr.ch /udhr/lang/sso.htm   (1923 words)

 The Head Heeb: What's the Zulu for "I'm feeling lucky?"
That has its own shortcomings, though, the main one of which is that the guy or gal you're working in tandem with may have other ideas, such as not caring about Africanising the spelling of English words and using them.
That was to start putting together all the Sesotho computer words we know or we've coined.
Forgot to precise that the present Sesotho page is in South African Sesotho, which is slightly different from the Sesotho of Lesotho, but nothing to write home about.
headheeb.blogmosis.com /archives/020741.html   (448 words)

 Rethabile's FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
hello,my name is meshel,i live in the states, i really need to learn sesotho or setswana i'm having trouble finding audio tapes or cd's for pronounciation,can you help?any info will be greatly appreciated.
Sesotho is very similar to the Silozi language spoken in Zambia and Namibia.I would like to know what the main differences care?
Like any other language, Sesotho is easy or hard to learn according to the tools and means that the learner has.
wwwtoolz.com /faq/faq.asp?user=retjoun&cat=4   (619 words)

 Sweden (SIDA) Support Materials Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This forms part of our primary mandate to ensure that the learners’ basic rights to relevant and meaningful education are met.
Perhaps I should be a Sesotho ABET level 1 learner.
In 1997 the Department of Education launched the Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) policy document and the Multi-year Implementation Plan for Adult Education and Training: Provision and Accreditation as a national priority.
education.pwv.gov.za /Media/Speeches_2000/May_2000/Ficksburg.htm   (1828 words)

 EXPRESS: Win cash or books with your own poetry
Now you can join in by writing a poem in Sesotho, and perhaps you are chosen as one of three winners.
You can write the poem on any topic, as long as it celebrates Sesotho by writing it in Sesotho for the one leg of the competition, and writing an original English poem for the English leg of the competition.
Express will forward all the Sesotho entries for judging to Malete, and the winners of the English section will be selected by Express' editor in conjunction with the Free State Poetry Association.
www.news24.com /Die_Volksblad/Streek/0,,5-1220_1664176,00.html   (568 words)

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