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"Expensive fruits"

Translation:Matunda ghali

September 22, 2018

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

How is the pronunciation of gh ? Is it a g sound or a throat r as in Arabic ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/piguy3

Forvo is great for things like this: https://forvo.com/search/ghali/

Apparently in Swahili "gh" represents the sound labeled /ɣ/ in the IPA. This is the sound you get if you pronounce the "ch" sound in "Bach" or "loch" while activating your vocal cords. It's also the sound represented by "γ" in modern Greek. (also present in many other languages Wiki)


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

thanks a lot. In that case it corresponds to the Arabic r /غ as I suspected.

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