"Tell me"

Translation:Niambie

March 6, 2019

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How does one know that it's "tell me" rather than "I should tell"? Context?

March 6, 2019

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'I should tell' would need an object, whereas 'tell me' is a complete sentence with verb, subject, object since it's a command

March 6, 2019

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According to Wilson's 'Simplified Swahili', there are three verbs that always must be used with an object infix (and it must be from the m- wa- class):

Kuambia: to tell, kuita: to call and kupa: to give to.

March 9, 2019
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