Is this a typo? Shouldn't it be sasa ni saa tisa asubuhi or is it actually right?
Read the notes. They start counting from 6 am on. So 9am = 3 am (Swahili time)
Like Jewish time in the new testament.
I understand the tatu bit but the rest NO
Sasa = now
ni = is
saa = hours/time
tatu = 3
asubuhi = morning
So it's basically saying that it's now 3 o'clock (swahili time) in the morning as opposed to 'saa tatu jioni' which would be 3 o'clock in the evening/night (9pm)
Is "asubuhi" necessary here? "Saa tatu" would be three hours after 6am, which is unambiguously 9am. By contrast. 3pm would be "saa tisa," nine hours after 6am, wouldn't it?
'Saa tatu' without the 'asubuhi' could be 9am or 9pm
I see. Is "saa tisa" ever used?
"saa tisa" is 3 o'clock, "usiku (or asubuhi??)" or "mchana" makes that a.m. or p.m.