"Father's canoe"

Translation:Mtumbwi wa baba

June 26, 2019

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Why is it "wa" and not "ya"?

June 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Gathogov

Never mind. I realize the deciding factor is not "baba" but the noun "mtumbwi". With "mtumbwi" being apart of the "m- mi- " noun class, the "a" association in the singular is "wa". My mistake was in thinking that the deciding factor was in "baba" the noun for "father" taken from Arabic for the "m- wa- " noun class, which would result in the "a" association ending with "ya" for the singular.

June 26, 2019
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