Talk:Lozi language

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Serotse (Lozi) is a Sesotho Language group language (sometimes called Sekololo), although, after reading the example paragraph, I wonder if my sources are not 100% correct... -ZyXoas (not logged in) 196.25.255.210

Tonal?[edit]

Is it a tonal language? The article should mention this. Badagnani 07:20, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

I think that it is a tonal language, but a while ago I remember briefly seeing the title of a paper suggesting that Silozi tonology differed slightly from Sesotho tonology, and the paper had examined this to establish a theory to explain how tonal systems could change over time (the situation is special since modern Sesotho very closely resembles Silozi's ancestor, and we can compare the two to see how Silozi evolved). Silozi seems to me to basically be Sesotho with major phonological changes (simple sound correspondences and simplifications of the rather complex Sesotho phonology) and some not-too-major non-Sotho-Tswana phonological and lexical influence (such as the re-introduction of prenasalised stops, although a simplified form of nasal permutation still persists; there also seems to have been a major simplification of the otherwise unusual and intricate system of Sesotho deficient verbs).
So basically, as I once said before, "it is Sesotho spoken with a funny accent," and it IS a tonal language...

Tebello TheWHAT!!?? 21:10, 13 October 2007 (UTC)