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"Here where he was born"

Translation:Hapa ambapo alizaliwa

September 18, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Simon725845

Is "Hapa ambapo alipozaliwa" wrong?


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

ambapo alizaliwa = alipozaliwa. The '-po-' indicates place (where), so it only needs to be there once. So it would either be 'hapa ambapo alizaliwa' or 'hapa alipozaliwa'


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

This type of amalgamation is common for verbs preceded by 'amba-' i.e.

Yeye ambaye alipika - yeye aliyepika

Kiti ambacho kimevunjika - kiti kilichovunjika


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Simon725845

Thank you for The explanation!


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

This sentence sounds wrong. At the very least, shouldn't this sentence have "ni" after Hapa?


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

if the English sentence was 'here is where he was born', yes. As it is, neither sentence is complete

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