David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Analysis of dissertation on siSwati.

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:18:09

  • Cultures

    Swazi

  • Shelf mark

    C811/69

  • Subjects

    Swazi folksongs and dance , language tutors-Africa (Swazi) ,

  • Recording date

    1974 to 1975

  • Recording locations

    KwaZulu Natal South Africa

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Speakers

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997 (male)

  • Description

    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.

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