The Principles of Idoma

Roy Clive Abraham
The Author, 1935

This book is a systematic and comprehensive study of the sound and tonal system of the Idoma language and a complete account of grammatical form and function: a number of texts and proverbs are are included and what what is most valuable, a wealth of examples illustrating every rule.

The first complete and practical grammar of an eastern Kwa language; and in the whole Kwa family the only earlir works with which it can be compared are Christaller's grammar of Twi and Westernmann's grammar of Ewe. It contains a long, tone-marked text, the first published in any eastern Kwa language. Only twenty copies of this work were ever sold.
...Robert G. Armstrong