Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/G/AC 16/186
TitleLetter from Schlienz, St Chrischona, enclosing examples of the Hausa language
Extent3 items
DescriptionDated 31 March. Refers to Lieb and Flad; also to Haussmann's attempts to write Hausa language in Arabic characters: 'To me a wonderful problem is to be solved as regards the African dialects, tinged with the Arabic. Still clearer this is staring into my face in reading and analysising the Galle language. A multitude of ancient Arabic words jump up like dolphins out of the ocean showing what wonderful influence the Semitic dialects had in the formation of that language too'; encloses copies of the Lord's Prayer in Hausa, one with an explanation [/186B] and one without [/186C].
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