Translation:It starts

February 27, 2017



In sentences like this, where the subject may be unknown which noun class prefix should be used?

February 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/John M.

Since "Ki-Vi" is the most common noun class, I would think that you would use that class. Kenyan Kisahili may differ a little because we use a "neutral class" when the subject is unknown. The class is defined as "I-Zi", so "kinaenda" would become "inaenda" (singular) or "zinaenda" (plural).

March 1, 2017


Both ki/vi and i/zi are used in Tanzania, unless you are talking about people/animals, where a/wa are used.

March 4, 2017


Normally i/zi would be used for an unknown subject, but it's tricky because if it's an animate unknown, it would be a/wa. In this case, it might be implying kitu (thing), but I'm not sure.

March 1, 2017


It is starting?

November 10, 2017


that should be acceptable, even shown as an answer on hover. ki-na-anza is present progressive.

January 9, 2018
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