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"Rashidi's pair of scissors"

Translation:Mkasi wa Rashidi

August 19, 2018

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

but why do we use "wa" here not "ya" pliz somebody


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

The choice between the different forms of -a depends on the noun class of the word it refers back to. Mkasi is class 3, the singular in the M-MI class, so it takes wa.

If it were plural, it would be ya.
Mikasi ya Rashidi. = Rashidi's pairs of scissors.

There's a table here https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/a#Inflection_6

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