"Teachers can be loaned"

Translation:Walimu wanakopesheka

January 17, 2019

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What about this sentence makes it potential, "can be," instead of actual, "are"?

January 17, 2019

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Kukopesheka is the stative form of kukopesha, 'to loan'. So, it means something like 'teachers are loanable', i.e. can be loaned. To complicate matters further: kukopesha seems to be the causative of kukopa, to lend.

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January 26, 2019
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