I've also heard "arusi". Is this regional or just free variation?
have you ever seen it spelled that way? It could just be a regional lack of emphasis on the "h." I've never seen it spelled without the "h."
Yeah, I got that from the Teach Yourself Swahili grammar book
I've seen a lot of TZn wedding invitations (from different parts of TZ) and I've never seen it spelled that way. Maybe in Kenya they spell it that way? Where is the author from?
I think the author's originally British but she's a university swahili teacher who's spent years in Tanzania... but just to be safe I'll be saying "harusi".
It's not the Kenyan, maybe it's Congolese?
Tomorrow is Emilian's wedding
I only know arusi .... I am Kenya oriented... some consonants are difficult for some tribes ... the "h" is one of them. Then there are difficulties with the "v" "r" and even "k".