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"The lion is not seen"

Translation:Simba haonekani

May 22, 2018



Is this na in onekana just an irregular form or am I missing a rule here?


Yeah, it's more or less an irregularity. There is a small group of verbs that have -ikana or -ekana instead of just -ika or -eka.

kuonekana = to seem, to look, to appear
kujulikana = to be known
kupatikana = to be available
among others

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