David Rycroft South Africa Collection
Analysis of dissertation on siSwati.
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Swazi folksongs and dance , language tutors-Africa (Swazi) ,
1974 to 1975
KwaZulu Natal South Africa
Rycroft, David, 1924-1997
Rycroft, David, 1924-1997 (male)
David Rycroft reads out information from a dissertation written by Theresa Ginianson in 1968. The dissertation is about siSwati language. The writer looks at the relationship between the Swazi 'isibongo' (surname) or 'Izibongo' (praise names). Rycroft provides a detailed analysis of the surnames in Swaziland, and the fact that Swazi women maintain their maiden surnames after marriage. Although Rycroft does provide certain analysis, this piece seems more of a description of the dissertation than an evaluation. The reading cuts off.