"Eat without a spoon"

Translation:Kula bila kijiko

March 13, 2017



Are there any contexts where "two" (mbili) and "without" (bili) could be misheard as the other one and cause ambiguity?

March 13, 2017


I can't think of any. Mbili always comes after the noun it modifies, but bili goes before a noun. They also do sound slightly different. Mbili is prenasalized, and bili is not. The b at the beginning of bili is also implosive, unlike the one in mbili.

November 16, 2018


It's bila (with an a)

March 14, 2017
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