Would "Tafadhali Emilian" also work? In other words, is it customary to address someone by name at the beginning of a sentence rather than later?
From my experience it is common to address first. However, I have a problem with this phrase - or rather the English translation sounding harsh, like the other has been misbehaving etc. - I am very unsure that the connotation is the same in Swahili and doubt that.
I have the same question as BenTimm. Could one say "Tafadhali Emilian" or must the name come first?
Both are fine - IF (as I would think more usual and common) you continue the sentence - to ask for a specific favor.
Or Emiliano was translated from Emilian in East Africa? African culture is much older than European culture after all just a guess though right?
Me being from an East African family, Emilian is most definitely not common for a name in east africa, so i don't think it originated from there
His name sounds like Emiliano kinda. So u may be right about the Italian background