In Swahili Rehema means mercy. My little sister's name is Rehema, that's one reason why I know that. :)
So, as well as being a course contributor's name, is this also a common name in Swahili speaking countries?
Yes and mostly in Swahili speaking countries. It is actually a derivation of the Arabic name Rahma. Like in England you have Peter but in America it becomes Pete.
In English Pete is a diminutive form of Peter. This means that a person named Peter may permit people who know him well to call him "Pete". American culture being more informal, it is more likely that a man named Peter might introduce himself as "Pete". But he will still be "Peter" on official documents.
Will Rehema be Rahma on official documents, such as her passport, then?
Then your analogy is misleading. You appear to be describing something equivalent to the way the Latin Marcus became Mark in English. (And thanks for the interesting link!)
Is there a glitch in the course? There is no sound in order to learn pronunciation.
M- is singular, Wa- is plural. Scroll down in this page to see examples: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/sw/intro/tips-and-notes
This Swahili language app does not pronounce anything. There is no sound, unlike my Spanish and French apps. Do others have this problem?
Does anyone know why i dont have any audio when learning Swahili but i do with other languages?