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X-Posted from "Hausa language, literature and culture" <H-HAUSA@H-NET.MSU.EDU> From: "John Philips, Hirosaki University" <philips@MAIL.H-NET.MSU.EDU> ------------- Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 12:16:29 -0400 From: "Don Osborn" <email@example.com> Subject: Re: Ajami in other languages John, Some of the research in West Africa goes back quite a ways I think. One book I used to get a handle on Pular Ajami when in Guinea some years ago was a reprint of something originally published in 1913. It actually makes reference to usage in other Fula dialects but focuses on Pular: Manuel pratique de langue Peulh. Arensdorff, L. Paris: P. Geuthner. Pp. xxii, 424. (Reprint of 1913 ed.) (Fuuta Jalon dialect in Ajami (Arabic) script with transliterations.) Have you contacted Fallou Ngom, Nicolai Dobronravine, or Valentin Vydrine? There is at least one member of the SIL Fulfulde group - Barrie Evans - who is very familiar with Fula usage. Jacob Dyer has done some research on Mandinka usage. (I do not think any of them are on this list; I can help with e-mail addresses if you need them.) Hope this helps. Don -- Wannan wasik'ar i-mel ce daga H-Hausa, inda za'a cigaba da hira game da harshe da al'adu da tarihi da sauran lamura na Hausawa da mak'wabtansu.