"Ninapenda kuona wanyama"

Translation:I like to see animals

October 21, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/Kas334864

If nyama is meat and mnyama is animal, I wonder if m- indicates that an animal is kind of animated meat...

October 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AGreatUserName

More or less ... but since the m-/wa- prefixes on nouns are almost entirely restricted to people (aside from mnyama, mdudu and a few animals which are descriptive phrases), I kind of think of it as though animals are called meat people in Swahili.

October 21, 2018
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