The role played by sesotho texting as a mode of communication of married Basotho people in Lesotho
Tiheli, Mamorema Lydicia
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English: The study aimed at identifying and exploring the roles of text messages among married Basotho staying in Maseru urban, Lesotho. In order to address the purpose of the study, the qualitative research design utilising semi-structured questionnaires and face-to-face interviews were used. The sample of participants comprised ten married people in Maseru urban in Lesotho. A thorough statistical analysis of the roles of text messages through the theory of Textual Analysis was conducted to understand the issue of text messages among married Basotho. Findings from this study indicated that texting among some married Basotho consolidates relationships while in others brings about marital conflicts. With regard to recommendations, the study recommends the good use of texting.Sesotho: Sepheo sa boithuti bona ke ho hloaea le ho lekola mesebetsi ea melaetsa e mekhutšoanyane banyalaning ba Basotho ba phelang Maseru toropong, Lesotho. E le hore mofuputsi a fihlele sepheeo sa boithuti bona, o sebelisitse mokhoa oa “qualitative research design” moo a batlang ho utloisisa mokhoa oa phelisano sechabeng sa Basotho, a sebelisa lipotso-patlisiso tse bulehileng le puisano ka mokhoa oa lipotso. E bile sehlotsoana sa batho ba leshome, ba bileng le seabo liphuputsong tsena. Ho utloisisa mesebetsi ea melaetsa mekhutšoanyane banyalaning ka botebo, mofuputsi o sebelisitse theory ea “Textual Analysis”. Litšibollo tse fumanoeng phuputsong ena li supa hore melaetsa e mekhutšoanyane bayalaning ba bang ba Basotho e kopanya manyalo ha manyalong a mang e tlisa likhohlano.