"Jioni njema Emilian"

Translation:Have a good evening, Emilian

February 28, 2017

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/nitedemon

Why are the words for "good" changing for the different periods ? Is there a pattern to it?

February 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ngwarai

Every noun belongs to a class and adjectives' prefixes change according to the class of the noun they are describing.

March 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/nitedemon

Thanks ! Ya now that I got to later classes and it all makes sense now.

March 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/nahuatl1939

thanks, so to what class do JIONI and USIKU belong since one is Njema and the other Mwema ? Thanks for your help

November 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/CisneDos

I understand there are three classes. Njema is from the n-n class, and mwema is from the m-wa class because those are the classes of jioni and usiku (adjectives class prefixes simply follow the noun class prefix following the noun it modifies. I don't know where the "w" in mwema comes from...

Here are the classes:

1) m-wa class: people or animate beings (excluding trees, plants animals). m: singular wa: plural. example: mtoto (baby) watoto (babies).

2) m-mi class: trees or plants. m/mu: singular mi: plural. example: mti (tree) miti (trees).

3) n-n class: animals, loanword, misc. n: for singular and plural. example: ndege (bird or birds). but the "n" changes to "m" if the word stem begins with "v" or "b."

I just learned this from youtube: "The Swahili Language" by Langfocus Minute 6:40

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/manyofa

What about jioni salama emilion?

March 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ngwarai

The meanings of "njema" and "salama" are not exactly the same

March 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/1183302052

Salama means peace no?

June 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TarunHindo

what is the difference between njema and mwema? I am confused.. Please clarify

August 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mgirl18

Hi My First Time :D

December 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Rosie43465

I'm confused still

January 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Rosie43465

And still I have no audio, so I'm missing out as I don't know how to fix it

January 13, 2019
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