"Expensive fruits"

Translation:Matunda ghali

September 22, 2018

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/dieprinzessin

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

September 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/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)

September 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/dieprinzessin

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

September 28, 2018
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