Juma is actually just the day of the week; "Friday". Though you're not completely wrong because it is very common for people born on Fridays to be named Juma in Kiswahili-speaking countries.
No, Arabic originates from Arabia. It's a very common language in North Africa, though, and in other mostly Muslim countries.
Is the "mm" in "Mmarekani" pronounced as a sequence of two [m]s or just as one [m]?
Actually, it's kind of both. You don't break the "m" sound, but you change the pitch of your voice slightly.
Like if he died? "Juma alikuwa Mmarekani" Though as a native speaker, people in my area say "muamerika" instead of "mmarekani".
Is it dialect or proper Swahili? If proper, you should report to add it to the curse!
Salut , cest le swahili du Kenya donc le plus connu ce nest pas le dialecte là.
I don't think there is a difference between "proper" Kiswahili and a dialect, just as American English and British English are both "proper" but are different dialects of the same language. But the Kiswahili that I'm familiar with is from Kenya, it's where my family is from, and I've grown up speaking it at home even though I was born in the US.
Thank you, you should report it, just like British words are reported to add to the American English. It is useful to know which words are more used in which country. I am always happy to learn about the differences of the different dialects.
so i know juma in arabic means friday.. in seeking the answer is written "Day" does juma means word "Day" in swahili or they day "Friday"
There is now a voice recording of this sentence, and a fine one at that! They are working on it.
If you're American, your name is an American name. There is no such thing as an "American sounding" name, even if some names are more common. All Americans are originally immigrants from somewhere else, even Native Americans. People that are now American come from all over the world.
Kiswahili doesn't have gender-specific pronouns, it's odd for an English speaker to grasp the concept at first, but words such as "he" and "she" simply don't exist. Also, there are no words for "the, a," and "an".
So here it says „juma“ also means „day“ but other sources say it means „week“ and comments here say it means „Friday“, what is right?
No actual recording or sound was played during this exercise, just a heads up. I would have liked to hear a native Swahili speaking person. Next time?