Translation:He tries

May 1, 2017



the stem "-jaribu" , this one also is from Arabic "أجرب" , "O-ja-rib", means I'm trying.

May 1, 2017


It's interesting, in words that Swahili has borrowed from other languages that end with a consonant, Swahili usually adds "i" (eg. baridi, lakini, intaneti) but if it ends with a "b", "m" or I guess also "p", there is usually a "u" added, probably because the lips are already closed so it's easier or "less conspicuous" to keep the lips rounded for the extra vowel (eg. kitabu, binadamu, jaribu).

May 2, 2017
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