Hollis, Alfred Claud, Sir, 1874-. The Masai: their language and folklore

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Part I En-gutuk Oo-'l-maasae Masai Grammar

Alphabet And Pronunciation.

Vowels.

Consonants.

Changes Of Letters, And Remarks.

The Accent.

Gender And Number.

The Article.

Cases.

The Vocative.

The Genitive.

The Local Case.

Substantives.

The Plural Of Substantives.

Class I.

Exceptions--class I.

A.

B.

C.

Class Ii.

Exceptions--class Ii.

A.

B.

C.

D.

Class Iii.

Class Iv.

Exceptions.

Class V.

Exceptions.

Class Vi.

Substantives With Singular Form Only.

Substantives With Plural Form Only.

Irregular Plurals.

Plural Of Compound Words.

Examples Of The First Division.

Examples Of The Second Division.

Adjectives.

Class I.

Class Ii.

Class Iii.

The Comparison Of Adjectives.

The Numerals.

Pronouns.

Possessive Pronouns.

Demonstrative Pronouns.

Class I.

Class Ii.

Class Iii.

Class Iv.

Reflexive Pronouns.

Relative Pronouns.

Indefinite Pronouns.

Interrogatives.

Verbs.

The Relative.

Changes Of Letters.

Verbs

Formation Of Tenses. Simple Verbs.

Active Voice. Indicative Tenses.

Present.

Past.

Future.

The Narrative Tense.

Conditional Tenses.

Present.

Past.

The Contingent Tenses.

Imperative.

Subjunctive.

Participles.

Infinitives.

The Negative Conjugation--active Voice.

Present.

Past.

Future.

The Narrative Tense.

Conditional Tenses.

Present.

Past.

The Contingent Tenses.

Imperative.

Negative Subjunctive.

The Impersonal Form Or Passive Voice.

Present.

Past.

Future.

The Narrative Tense.

Conditional Tenses.

The Contingent Tenses.

Imperative.

Subjunctive.

Infinitives.

The Negative Passive.

Present.

Past.

Future.

The Narrative Tense.

Conditional Tenses.

Contingent Tenses.

Subjunctive.

Derivative Verbs.

Active Voice.

Present.

Past.

Future.

Narrative, Conditional, And Contingent Tenses.

Imperative And Subjunctive.

Imperative.

Subjunctive.

Infinitives.

Passive Voice.

Present.

Future.

Past.

Subjunotive.

Infinitives.

Verbs Denoting Motion From The Speaker. Active Voice.

Present.

Past.

Imperative And Subjunctive.

Imperative.

Subjunctive.

Infinitives.

Passive Voice.

Present.

Past.

Subjunctive.

Infinitives.

The Dative Form.

Active Voice.

Present.

Past.

Imperative, Subjunctive, And Infinitives.

Imperative.

Subjunctive.

Infinitives.

The Passive Voice.

Present.

Past.

The Applied Form.

The Reflexive And The Neuter Or Quasi-passive Form 1 .

Present.

Past.

Future.

Imperative And Subjunctive.

Imperative.

Subjunctive.

Infinitives.

The Reflexive Form Of Derivatives.

Dative Verbs Used As Reflexives And Neuter Or Quasi-passives.

Present.

Past.

Future.

Intransitive Verbs.

Present.

Past.

Future.

Imperative, Subjunctive, And Infinitives.

Imperative.

Subjunctive.

Infinitives.

The Reciprocal Form.

Causatives.

The Passive Voice.

The Dative Form Of Causatives.

Neuter Verbs.

Present.

Past.

Future.

Imperative And Subjunctive.

Imperative.

Subjunctive.

Infinitives.

Present.

Past.

Future.

Auxiliary And Irregular Verbs.

Present.

Past.

Imperative.

Subjunctive.

Infinitives.

Passive 1 .

Present.

Past.

Present.

Past.

Imperative.

Subjunctive.

Infinitives.

Passive 1 .

Present.

Past.

Present.

Past.

Imperative.

Subjunctive.

Infinitives.

Passive.

Present.

Past.

Auxiliary Verbs.

Reduplication.

Adverbs.

Adverbs Of Time.

Conjunctions.

Prepositions.

Interjections.

Part Ii 'n-at[unknown] Inin Oo-'l-maasae Masai Stories

The Story Of The Hare And The Elephants.

The Story Of The Warriors And The Devil.

The Story Of The Warrior And His Sisters, Or Why Free Love Is Permitted Among The Masai.

The Story Of The Devil Called Sae-kidongoi 1 And The Children.

The Story Of The Warriors And The Monkeys.

The Story Of Konyek And His Father 2 .

The Story Of The Old Man And His Knee.

The Story Of The Greed Of The Old Man And His Wife.

The Story Of The Woman And The Children Of The Sycamore Tree.

The Story Of The Father Of Marogo.

The Story Of The Two Wives And The Twins.

The Story Of The Caterpillar And The Wild Animals.

The Story Of The Warrior And The Lumbwa 1 .

The Story Of The Boy And His Brother And Their Song.

The Story Of The Ostrich Chicks 1 .

The Story Of The Crow Who Married A Woman.

The Story Of The Hare And The Hyena And The Lioness's Cave.

The Story Of The Demon Who Ate People, And The Child 2 .

The Story Of The Two Dorobo 3 .

The Story Of The Dorobo And The Giraffe.

Part Iii 'n-de[unknown] Pen Oo-'l-maasae Masai Proverbs And Sayings

'l-[unknown] Oyetyani Masai Loo-'l-maasae Enigmas

Part Iv 'orot Oo-'l-maasae Divisions Of The Masai People

'l-omon Li-opa Loo-'l-maasae Masai Myths And Traditions

'n-d[unknown] Iun Oo-'l-maasae Masai Customs

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Title: The Masai: their language and folklore

Published By: Oxford, England: The Clarendon Press, 1905. xxvii, 359 p., 27 plates: ill., map

By line: by A. C. Hollis ; introduction by Sir Charles Eliot

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1996. Computer File

Culture: Maasai (FL12)

Subjects: Language (190); Literary texts (539);

Abstract: This an account of the Maasai written by a British colonial officer. Except for a large section on Maasai language and grammar, the rest of the book is translations of Maasai texts dealing primarily with folklore, stories, proverbs, and songs. Data is presented in narrative, disjointed fashion and there is no attempt at organizing it nor treating it from any theoretical viewpoint. A wealth of data is included on Maasai apparel, ornaments, medicine, diet and weapons. A lenghty introduction by C. Eliot attempts a brief ethnographic summary of the Maasai, locates them geographically and delves briefly into their racial and linguistic affiliations with neighboring peoples.

Document Number: 1

Document ID: fl12-001

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Includes index

Field Date: ca. 1894-1904

Evaluation: Government Official-5

Analyst: A. Vinogradov ; 1965

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Kenya and Tanzania

LCSH: Masai (African people)

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