What kind of nails are these? Are they the nails you hammer in, or the ones on your fingers?
Nail that you hammer. (Finger) nail is ucha, plural kucha.
Am I have a brain freeze? What noun class uses "k" for the plural?
Here is kucha:
From Wiktionary: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/ukucha
Ah. That makes a lot more sense. Do you know if some people shorten the singular to "ucha" or if bwana-b made a typo?
I think some words are shortened (perhaps if there is no confusion with the word meaning when people use them in colloquial conversations), but I do not know if this is that case.
Is msumari the singular?
According to the notes on the lesson page, yep. Google translate also confirms it.
Yes, almost 100% when something is mi- in the plural it is m- in singular.
The only exception is that some words are mw- in the singular and mi- in the plural, but that's only when there's a vowel (e.g. mwavuli and miavuli, or umbrella/umbrellas)
where can i find the declensions of the possesives ? langu - wangu - yangu - lake - wake - wako - wenu etc ? thanks
But why is "yangu" used here not "wangu"
It is plural: My nails (yangu), my nail (wangu)
Misumari is arabic loanword of مسمار