"It will not go"

Translation:Halitaenda

March 18, 2017

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/adilalibra1

It should accept any of these infixes: haUtaenda (M- or U sg.), haKItaenda (KI-), haItaenda (N sg.), haLItaenda (JI-).

May 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jb11131999

where do the "ha" and "li" in this word come from?

March 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/brjaga
  • 1842

Since the subject is just "it", it's kind of ambiguous what class it should be, but in this case, it's class V (JI-/MA-). So the breakdown is ha- (negative) + -li- (class V) + -ta- (future) + -enda "go".

March 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ForkyMcSpoon

shouldn't it accept any non-animate class?

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/brjaga
  • 1842

Yes; if it doesn't, report it.

EDIT: actually, even some animates, since using "it" for an animal is acceptable, just not for a person.

March 23, 2017
Learn Swahili in just 5 minutes a day. For free.