"Flowers smell good"
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adding the "ia" to the end is an applicative transformation which i think takes a minor part of the original usage and makes it the major part. so because "kunuka" is mostly used as "to stink" but also can be used as "to smell good", it takes the minor part of it "to smell good" and makes it the main meaning of "kunukia". https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Swahili_verbal_derivation#Applicative
then on top of that it gets ma class plural inflected "ya" to match with "flowers", https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/yananukia#Swahili