"Misitu yetu"

Translation:Our forests

January 31, 2019



I thought "our" was spelled as "wetu" in swahili. Why is it now spelled "yetu" in this scentence?

January 31, 2019

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The -etu part carries the meaning of "our, ours", and the prefix changes according to the noun's class. In this case, misitu is a class 4 (or MI) noun, so the prefix is y- (I think of it as the i in mi becoming a y, and the m just disappears).

February 1, 2019
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