31 January 2004

Linguistic Lineage for Northern Sesotho

OK, it's not exactly southern Sesotho but it's Sesotho. British English and American English, if you will. This shows the lineage, from NIGER-CONGO to today's Northen Sesotho. There are ten (10) steps in all between that linguistic ancestor (Niger-Congo) and present-day Northern Sesotho. What about Southern Sesotho? Well, that's the Sesotho I speak, the one I'm desperately trying to teach you. It is spoken in Lesotho and in southern parts of South-Africa, whereas Northern Sesotho is spoken up north in South Africa.

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