Swahili is still not very well developed
Its a good start to swahili but a lot of corrections still need to be made so that it becomes less confusing. The tree should be developed systematically and intentionally so that it doesn't confuse learners. And so that it is gradual .I was a bit confused and i am a native.
Probably also it should have the fast and the slow paced pronunciations to help people as they learn. I also think they should add short stories, i find that helpful when learning a new language. Otherwise, this is a good attempt but it can improve to be better. i just got my first completion trophy and i am so happy about it haha.
Totally agree. Also if possible if we could highlight differences in Kiswahili Sanifu (Tanzanian Swahili) and Kenyan Swahili it would be helpful. I am married to a Kenyan and Kenyans use swahili very differently. This course is good for the basics. I encourage people to use other sources after complete
Swahili rules are very clear, regardless of the minor differences between Kenya and Tanzania, I think the rules are more or less the same. Kenyans mostly use sheng'( English + Swahili ) hence it is different but generally, there isn't much difference. Kenyans living at the coast have a more similar way of speaking because they rarely use sheng'.
I practice this with my fiance who is Kenyan and he understands everything that I am saying. He always states it is pure(proper) Swahili the kind they learn in school but it is important to know the basics before you can speak sheng. All languages have a different way they talk to each other rather than visitors but my finance assures me that anyone in Kenyan will be able to understand pure Swahili no matter what part or how they use it.
I agree. Learning a lot but at the same time I have to go to my fiance for pronunciation of everything. I am doing well at speaking it and pro at writing and reading Swahili but I am having a really hard time with understanding it when it is spoken to me. I wish there was a more options like with some of the other languages but I know this is just developing.
Yes, Gabrielle, there is no huge difference per se between Kenya and Tanzania just a few words here and there but that will not stop you from understanding each other. And yes, I hope it develops because other languages are way ahead if you compare. For practice, you can always try to get a separate "parent partner " (preferably a native, could be a relative) to help you, if not just use your fiance to help you practice. You will see how easier it gets with practise because you can know a lot of grammar but spoken is another different animal. So just start speaking, make mistakes and you will definitely grow in the language. Get some Swahili music, movies, and it can help you learn in fun ways.