A Descriptive Analysis of the Morphology of Malawian Languages

Authors : Liston Mpheza

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 2 - February

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7659276

- This paper provides a detailed description of the morphological analysis of the similarities and differences among the Malawian languages, such as their prefixes, suffixes and stem. The paper will also discuss the implications of the findings for the study of languages in general. For instance, the analysis will show that many of the Malawian languages have similar quinary system of counting and verb conjugation patterns, suggesting that they may have developed from a common ancestor language. This analysis may lead to a better understanding of how languages evolve over time, and how language families are related. It may also help to explain why certain features are found in some languages and not others. For example, analysis of the Bantu family of languages has shown that, many of the words are related to those in other African languages. This is supported by the fact that some Malawian languages have features that are not found in other Bantu languages, such as the use of quinary system of counting.

Keywords : Bantu languages, Morphology, Linguistics, Malawian Languages.


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