The adjunct clauses in Southern Sotho are investigated with the aim of singling out their unique properties. When it comes to adjunct clauses of time we discover that the description of each clause differs according to mood, tense and negative form. We also realize that the verb re plays a very important role in indicating time. This verb can be used together with prepositions like in the case where re is followed by a preposition such as ha. Again re can also be used together with a noun phrase whose function is to indicate time such as veke, kgwedi, selemo. The adjunct clauses may be introduced by different phrases such as (ka hoo), (ke hona), (ka baka leo). These phrases are followed by different clauses such as the infinitive clause, the indicative or situative clause. There are also adjunct clauses of concession where leha is used with a situative Clause. Leha also appears with a copulative in e le mona to form sentences. Le hoja also plays an important role. Adjunct clauses of contrast use phrases such as athe, anthe, anthebane, empa, hape. Ebile originates from the deficient verb ba. Efela is always followed by a participal clause. Adjunct clauses of condition use phrases such as ntle which is used with a preposition such as ka. Ntle is also used with ha which must be a situative clause. Adjunct clauses of comparison are identified through the use of hona, kamoo, hoo, jwaloka, ho e na le. These involve noun phrases, adverbial phrases and adjectival phrases. Adjunct clauses of necessity or obligation appear with verbs such as tshwanetse, tlameha, batleha. The adjunct clauses of purpose are meant to express the purpose why an action takes place. The complemetiser clause which has the complemetiser hore as head is used to express purpose.
|Subject||Southern Sotho language|
|Subject 2||Southern Sotho language|
|Degree Type||Masters degree|