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dc.contributor.author Otlogetswe, T.J.
dc.contributor.author Bagwasi, M.M.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-27T13:18:51Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-27T13:18:51Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Otlogetswe, T.J. & Bagwasi, M.M. (2008) An alalysis of two setswana colour terms: ntsho and tshweu, Marang: Journal of Language and Literature, Vol. 18, pp. 1-14 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1816-7659
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/856
dc.description.abstract This paper explores the linguistic contexts, uses and meanings of the colour terms ntsho (black) and tshweu (white) in Setswana. Using a corpus data, the paper argues that the two terms display cultural and linguistic meanings which are sometimes lacking in Setswana dictionaries and certain translations. The analysis of the data reveals that the two colour terms collocate with a variety of other words in the language to result in a complex array of meanings. Further, the analysis reveals that while traditionally ntsho is associated with negative semantics, it is used in a variety of senses to celebrate heroes and heroines in Setswana culture. In a similar way, tshweu has ngative senses in certain limited contexts. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Botswana, Department of English, http://www.ub.bw en_US
dc.subject Ntsho en_US
dc.subject Tshweu en_US
dc.subject Colour terms en_US
dc.subject Setswana en_US
dc.title An alalysis of two setswana colour terms: ntsho and tshweu en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US


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