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[Swahili]Mchezo wa alfabeti (majina) - Alphabet Game (nouns)

Posted: 2008-07-19, 5:52
by Sarabi
Mchezo wa alfabeti (majina)

It's a game, but the end goal is to have something like an alphabet book. I got the idea <a href="http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/byrnes-africa/marhol/index.html">here</a>. Maybe afterward it can be compiled in the Wiki or elsewhere.

Guidelines:
1. Pick a noun, go in alphabetical order.
2. Optional, but preferable, write a short sentence using the word. Memorable is better, for the ultimate compilation!
3. Also optional, post a translation if you like.

Don't worry too much about making mistakes. Someone will most likely be able to correct it. Also, we may skip Q and X, as I don't think they exist in Swahili.
<a href="http://www.omniglot.com/writing/swahili.htm">Swahili Omniglot</a>
<a href="http://mwanasimba.online.fr/F_Chap22.htm">Swahili Numbers</a>

Lexicon: http://mwanasimba.online.fr/lexicon/lexicon/main.htm
Lexique : http://mwanasimba.online.fr/lexique/lexicon/main.htm

Nitaanza...
A - amani
Amani ni shughuli. Piece is a career.

Re: Mchezo wa alfabeti (majina) - Alphabet Game (nouns)

Posted: 2008-08-05, 8:47
by Furaha
B - bendera
Bendera hufuata upepo. A flag follows the direction of the wind.

Re: Mchezo wa alfabeti (majina) - Alphabet Game (nouns)

Posted: 2008-10-14, 18:36
by slipbats0
C - Chakula
Mama amepika chakula Mom has made food. :)

Hei Sarabi, the ''gh'' combination is the only thing i'm quite unsure about when it comes to the pronounciation of Kiswahili. Is it similar to the german r? The mwanasimba site (great site!) says it sounds something like french, though I have no clue how to say the french one.

Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! :lol:

Re: Mchezo wa alfabeti (majina) - Alphabet Game (nouns)

Posted: 2008-10-14, 20:56
by Sarabi
D - dawa
Daktari alinipa dawa. The doctor gave me medicine.

Letehn: It depends where you are! In Kenya, they most likely pronounce gh like English hard g, as in "good". In Tanzania, however, they use this sound which comes from Arabic... It's not exactly the French r, which is a voiceless uvular fricative. The gh is a voiced velar fricative.

I don't know what the German r is, but here is an IPA chart with audio so you can hear it for yourself.

I made a page about Swahili matamshi here.

Re: [Swahili]Mchezo wa alfabeti (majina) - Alphabet Game (nouns)

Posted: 2015-09-11, 8:48
by Antea
E - Elimu

Elimu ni muhimu (education is important)

Re: [Swahili]Mchezo wa alfabeti (majina) - Alphabet Game (nouns)

Posted: 2015-09-13, 23:11
by Antea
F - Funguo

Funguo ni mezani (the keys are on the table)

Re: [Swahili]Mchezo wa alfabeti (majina) - Alphabet Game (nouns)

Posted: 2015-09-18, 7:13
by Antea
G - Guitaa (guitar)

Ninapenda kucheza gitaa (I love playing the guitar)

Re: [Swahili]Mchezo wa alfabeti (majina) - Alphabet Game (nouns)

Posted: 2015-09-19, 21:37
by Antea
H - Haja (need)

Sina haja ya kitu

Re: [Swahili]Mchezo wa alfabeti (majina) - Alphabet Game (nouns)

Posted: 2015-09-22, 18:04
by Antea
I - Idara (departments)

Katika chuo idara nyingi

Re: [Swahili]Mchezo wa alfabeti (majina) - Alphabet Game (nouns)

Posted: 2015-09-27, 19:40
by Antea
J - Jana (yesterday)

Nilikwenda mjini jana

Re: [Swahili]Mchezo wa alfabeti (majina) - Alphabet Game (nouns)

Posted: 2016-01-20, 14:13
by Antea
K- Kazi (work)

Kutafuta Kazi online ni muhimu

Re: [Swahili]Mchezo wa alfabeti (majina) - Alphabet Game (nouns)

Posted: 2016-01-26, 12:39
by Antea
L- Leo (today)

Leo nilikwenda shule

Re: [Swahili]Mchezo wa alfabeti (majina) - Alphabet Game (nouns)

Posted: 2016-03-28, 3:59
by vijayjohn
M - mtu

Mtu ni watu. Literally "a person is people"; a proverb meaning the same thing as "no man is an island."

Re: [Swahili]Mchezo wa alfabeti (majina) - Alphabet Game (nouns)

Posted: 2016-04-02, 10:55
by Antea
N - Nusu (half)

Ni saa tisa na nusu

Re: [Swahili]Mchezo wa alfabeti (majina) - Alphabet Game (nouns)

Posted: 2017-03-12, 4:32
by vijayjohn
O - ofisi (office)

Mwuguzi alikwenda ofisi.

Re: [Swahili]Mchezo wa alfabeti (majina) - Alphabet Game (nouns)

Posted: 2020-04-10, 3:55
by Sarabi
P - Punda milia - zebra (punda = donkey; lit. "banded donkey") - (fr) zébre (lit. âne bagué)

Punda milia anakimbia. --> The zebra is running. --> (fr) Le zébre cours.

12 ans et ce livre n'est toujours pas complet ! lol