A similar danger of under-decoding the discourse of Welcome to Our Hillbrow might arise if the Northern Sotho
proverb "a corpse is always de-skinned on someone else's back" (45, letlalo la motho ga le bapolelwe fase is not detected as a proverb).
For example, Skeibakiba Lekgoathi, in his chapter on identity, censorship, and subversion on Northern Sotho
Radio, recounts the words of H.
Interestingly, the suffix is also attested in Shona, Northern Sotho
and Venda but, in these languages, is only used to encode feminine reference.
The issues relating to definite reference are considered relevant in Northern Sotho
because definiteness as a grammatical category is viewed as the grammaticalisation of a semantic and pragmatic category of identifiability, which is available across languages (Lyons 1999).
I established a close relationship with four of the healers and have maintained a close friendship and working relationship with one of these key informants, a Northern Sotho
diviner named Mrs Maponya whose knowledge of ubulawu made an important contribution to this study.
Two males and two females of Northern Sotho
origin assisted the first author during the data collection.
The expression of locality in Northern Sotho
is an often-discussed and well-researched issue.
The objective of this article is to describe the synchronic grammatical features of the Northern Sotho
verb stem -ba as well as to indicate the diachronic developmental process of this language form.
All the 80 participants were African/Black South Africans, namely Northern Sotho
Masenya provides a "bosadi" (womanhood: from Northern Sotho
word "mosadi," meaning woman) reading of Proverbs 31:10-31.
The Moutse district near Groblersdal was home to some of the oldest Northern Sotho
communities, with the Bantoane community claiming to have resided on the land since 1780.
In the summary of his article on aspects in Northern Sotho
, Louwrens (1994: 116) concludes: