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|Title: ||VERBS IN OROMO SENTENCE PATTERNS|
|Authors: ||Dejenie, Leta|
|Advisors: ||Dr.Tilahun Gamta|
|Copyright: ||Jun-1980 |
|Date Added: ||20-Nov-2012 |
|Abstract: ||The main purpose of this. research was to find the categories
of verbs that determine the various Dromo sentence patterns.
At the initial stage, a review of all available books and
publications on Oromo in general, and the .verb in particular was
made. In cases where adequate information was lacking an interview
of the people concerned was~conducted. Besides, to get a good picture
of what sentence patterns look like, certain books on English
sentence patterns were reviewed.
Five categories of verbs have been determined. These categories
of verbs fit into the following five basic Oromo sentenoe patterns
which also have been studied in the course of the research:
1. Npl v. 9utAman inDufe. (Gutama came).
2•. v. gutAman dAljessa ajjese .•. (Gutama killed a
3. Npl Npl v. gutl\man hakimi Da. (Gutama is a phys ic:ian)•
4:. NP Adj. v. 9u~man 9Ababa Da. (Gutama is short) ••
5. Npl NP2 NP2 V •• gutAman Cala minje goDAte e (Gutama made
s 0 oc
Chala his bestman).
The researcher believes that these five basic sentence patterns
form the basis for the various kinds of transforms that can be
derived. Though the researcher has not dealt with· the transforms in
this study, it is anticipated that once they are determined properly,
the teaching of Oromo syntax may be facilitated immensely ••|
|Appears in:||Thesis - Teaching English as a Foreign Language|
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