Relatives: zilizo, lililo, tulio.....liliyo?
Hi everyone! Question for the grammar nerds out there.
I've seen this relative structure in a few contexts. Example from Modern Swahili Grammar:
Ondosha nguo zilizo chafu: Remove the clothes which are dirty.
From what I understand, it's a special relative construction for tenseless "to be"
- Subj prefix + "li" + relative suffix for affirmative
- Subj prefix + "si" + relative suffix for negative
Can anyone confirm this? Also, I've noticed the word "liliyo" floating about...why isn't this "lililo"?
Duka liliyo zuri: The shop which is nice
Thanks in advance for the help!
Yep, these should be in the course. There's a lot that needs to be added in regards to relative clauses. In the meantime, you can read this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swahili_grammar#Relative_forms