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"I am afraid of a scorpion"

Translation:Ninaogopa ng'e

January 21, 2018

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

my dictionary says "nge"


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

Yeah, ng'e is one of the few errors in the Swahili in this course. It's definitely nge.

Nge is pronounced [ˈŋ̩.gɛ] (two syllables) whereas "ng'e" would be pronounced [ŋɛ] (one syllable) and all nouns, verbs and adjectives need at least two syllables so that they can have a stressed syllable.

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