Wa vs. La. vs. Za vs. Ya??
= noun class and singular vs plural all matter
Would "father's boat" work?
Is Mtumbwi M-Wa or M-Mi class noun? How can you tell?
M-Mi. M-Wa is for animals, so a canoe doesn't fit. Otherwise you just have to memorize the noun classes or look them up in a dictionary.
Pronunciation? - What I can hear is [mtumbúwa bába] instead of [mtúmbwi wa bába]