Morphology Exercises - Below are some sentences in Swahili...

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Below are some sentences in Swahili. One of the characteristics of Swahili (and Bantu languages in general) is the existence of noun classes. There are specific singular and plural prefixes that occur with the nouns in each class. These prefixes are also used for purposes of agreement between the subject-noun and the verb. In the sentences given, two of these classes are included (there are many more in the language). h... .. --.-. ... L- mtoto amefika ''The child has arrived." mtoto anaftka ''The child is arriving." mtoto atafika ''The child will arrive." watoto wameftka ''The children have arrived." watoto wanafika ''The children are arriving." watoto watafika "The children will arrive." mtu amelala "The man has slept." .mtu analala "The man is sleeping." mtu atalala "The man will sleep." watu wamelala "The men have slept." watu wanalala ''The men are sleeping." watu watalala "The men will sleep." kisu kimeanguka "The knife has fallen." kisu kinaanguka "The knife is falling." kisu kitaanguka
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2010 for the course LINGUISTIC Ling 1A03 taught by Professor Moro during the Fall '09 term at McMaster University.

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Morphology Exercises - Below are some sentences in Swahili...

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