1894F.A. BarklyAmong Boers & Basutos 109By this time they could both speak Sesuto and ‘Low’ or ‘Kitchen Dutch’ (as it is called in those parts) well.
1908Rand Daily Mail 11 Sept. 7The gangs quickly gained adherents...English words of command were discarded, and the language of the Amalaita became Sesuto.
1909G.Y. LagdenBasutos 654The contact with Zulu-speaking tribes has exercised a marked influence over se-Suto, making it softer and less guttural [than se-Pedi], and introducing into it the click sound, which is unknown to all other se-Chuana dialects.
1916J. BuchanGreenmantle 120I spoke rapidly in Sesutu, for I was afraid the captain might know Dutch.
1923G.H. NichollsBayete! 75All Nelson’s followers seemed to speak English, though most of the conversation was carried on in Susuto, with here and there a slip into Zulu.
1957S.G. Millin inD. WrightS. Afr. Stories (1960) 152Her name was Rosie and she was a Basuto from his parts in the Northern Transvaal...Rosie and her sister..knew English, Afrikaans and Zulu, no less than Sesuto, their own language.
1991O. Musi inDrum Dec. 18There are those whites who, because they have picked up a smattering of Zulu or say Sesuto, mostly consisting of vulgar expressions, portray themselves as ‘experts on the Native’.
1980D.B. CoplanUrbanization of African Performing Arts. 214For shebeen dancing, most Sotho migrants preferred neo-traditional styles such as focho (‘disorder’) played on the concertina and a homemade drum...However, organists like Gashe blended Sesotho songs into the structure of marabi.
1984N.S. Ndebele inStaffriderVol.6No.1, 43A lot of fiction in the African languages, Zulu or Sesotho, for example, is set in the rural areas.
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