"Daktari yupo hapa"

Translation:The doctor is here

July 7, 2017

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/manyofa

Why yupo? Not uko hapa?

July 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/juryrigging

Though it isn't one, daktari behaves like an M/Wa noun. "The doctor s/he is here". Therefore the third person singular pronoun a- is used. This pronoun has an irregularity: when using locative suffixes (-po, -ko, and -mo) it changes from a- to yu-.

As for why it is -po and not -ko is because the doctor is here, which is a definite location.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AGreatUserName

Uko hapa would mean "you are here".

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