"Wanafunzi wanaandika."

Translation:The students write.

4/13/2017, 1:05:25 AM

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Wana andika. Andika means to write

4/11/2018, 5:42:26 AM

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In Swahili orthography, however, there would be no gap between wana- and -andika.

6/14/2018, 5:36:41 AM

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Is the 'naan' part one syllable or two? And if it's one, is it a different sound than if there was just one 'a'?

4/13/2017, 1:05:25 AM

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two. Wa-na-an-di-ka

6/28/2017, 2:22:01 PM

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Actually: wa-na-a-NDI-ka ... the "nd" represents a prenasalised plosive here, which counts as a single consonant sound in Swahili phonology.

6/14/2018, 1:12:12 AM

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As far as I know Swahili phonology includes both the prenasalised plosive AND the separate. In this case I am pretty sure that it is as I wrote. The prenasalised plosive tends to occur at the beginning of a word. Where do you get your information on that from? :)

6/14/2018, 5:35:55 AM
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