Peace Corps - Susu Language Lessons
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This course contains vocabulary, cultural notes, reading passages, grammar, exercises, language learning tasks, and self-evaluation tools. All of these things will
accompany the language training you receive. Vocabulary will be translated into English when necessary, or explained using drawings. Some space it left for " supplementary vocabulary. " Use this space to jot down words and expressions your trainer gives you, or which you hear from other trainees or from other people with whom you are speaking.
Your language trainer will give you cultural notes to add to those included in this book. Note them down in the spaces provided; get to know them well, as they will be
invaluable to you as you integrate yourself into the culture of your host country. As for grammar, in this book you will find information to supplement that which is
covered in class. We hope that you will find this additional information useful. It is recommended that you carefully read the instructions before beginning any exercise (oral or written), whether an individual or group exercise. Feel free to ask your language trainer for additional information when needed.
Also included in this book are a variety of language learning tasks, which we strongly recommend that you do. The tasks will provide you with an opportunity to practice the language in a less formal atmosphere, and they will put you into direct contact with native language speakers. This, too, will help you integrate into the culture. Finally, don't forget to note down any new or interesting words and expressions that you might come across as you do the tasks.
PROGRAMS THAT USED THIS LANGUAGE
Guinea: 1963-1966, 1969-1971, 1985-present
Guinea: Education, Agriculture, Health
The Susu languageis the language of the Susu or Soso people of Guinea, West Africa. It is in the Mande language family. It is one of the national languages of Guinea and spoken mainly in the coastal region of the country. The language was also used by people in present-day Guinea as a trade language. Susu is an SOV language, Poss-N, N-D, generally suffixing, non-pro-drop, wh-in-situ, with no agreement affixes on the verb, no noun classes, no gender, and with a clitic plural marker which attaches to the last element of the NP (N or D, typically), but does not co-occur with numerals.
It has no definite or indefinite articles. Sentential negation is expressed with a particle, mu, whose distribution is unclear (with adjectival predicates it seems to sometimes infix, but with transitive verbs it comes before the object).
Susu is spoken in: Guinea, Sierra Leone
Susu is also called: Sosoxui, Soussou, Soso