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Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel Bleek

Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel Bleek (1825-1875) was born in Berlin. From 1845 to 48 he studied theology in Bonn and then went to Berlin to study Hebrew. He was a student of Carl R. Lepsius. His doctoral thesis 1851 dealt with noun classes. 1853 he went to Africa to write a grammar of Zulu. In his major work Comparative Grammar he studies noun prefixes of the Bantu languages. He introduced a numbering system for the classes which is still used today. After his death 1875 his daughter Dorothea together with his wife's sister continued his work. His daughter died in 1948.

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