Excerpt from A Grammar of the Hausa Language This Grammar is primarily for students who have already acquired some knowledge of the Hausa language. In its compilation the Author has been at pains to make the vocabulary as diversified as possible, so that there are few words in common use that have not been made use of. All rules, too, have been fully illustrated, and, as regards such as have only been slightly noticed by other writers, the Author has for preference selected sentences from texts to which all students of the language have access. In this way the existence of the rules themselves is more readily recognised. The origin of the Hausa language is not inquired into here, and etymologies are only occasionally examined. Both of these subjects were discussed by the Author in his recently-published work, "The Languages of West Africa," and a repetition seemed somewhat unnecessary. The same observation applies to the native script, which is Arabic slightly modified. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.