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"You all, drink milk"

Translation:Kunyweni maziwa

October 28, 2019


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    No ninyi ...? So confusing


    Kunyweni maziwa is an imperative sentence. Generally, in English, we'd just say "Drink milk!" because our imperatives are the same whether they're directed to one person or many people ... so they've awkwardly added a vocative "you all" to make it clear that it's plural but, strangely, haven't allowed the equivalent vocatives in Swahili (ninyi, ninyi nyote).

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