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    (Original post by Olympiad)
    LOOOL no, I'm not - it's some really distant relatives I don't even know if they are my relatives tbh aha


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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)

    A = c(a)r
    E = b(e)d
    I = s(ee)n
    O = r(o)b
    U = l(oo)t

    That's how you pronounce each vowel and this never changes!
    That's the same for the vowels in Japanese.

    Hiragana alphabet

    あ = a (as in car)
    い = i (pronounced as 'ee' like tree)
    う = u (pronounced as 'oo' like loot)
    え = e (as in bed)
    お = o (as in rob)
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    After searching for a thread, I can't really find one for people who want to learn or already speak Swahili (Kenyan, if the region has a big impact)

    I'm learning from scratch and the only issue I've come across so far is finding the right verb to use and what it actually is...

    So if there are any fluent speakers, or anyone who wants to learn, please post!

    Asante

    Useful Link(s):
    Starters PDF File - Pronounciation and Grammar
    How did you find the PDF? Was it on a site? Want to see if it has other languages


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    Hmm, relatively obscure.

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    (Original post by Quick-use)
    That's the same for the vowels in Japanese.

    Hiragana alphabet

    あ = a (as in car)
    い = i (pronounced as 'ee' like tree)
    う = u (pronounced as 'oo' like loot)
    え = e (as in bed)
    お = o (as in rob)
    That's nice to know although I don't plan on learning Japanese for a while yet!

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    How did you find the PDF? Was it on a site? Want to see if it has other languages


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    It was on a site... Purely for Swahili so no other languages for that one! Sorry.

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    Hmm, relatively obscure.

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    of all the languages in the world why Swahili
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    (Original post by yaboy)
    of all the languages in the world why Swahili
    Of all the threads on the forum, why post here?

    I'm already learning, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Welsh, Russian and now Swahili. I intend to start Chinese Mandarin and Japanese one day, so I think it's fair to say Swahili is the next useful language I want to learn.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Of all the threads on the forum, why post here?

    I'm already learning, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Welsh, Russian and now Swahili. I intend to start Chinese Mandarin and Japanese one day, so I think it's fair to say Swahili is the next useful language I want to learn.
    Well clearly you are superman... in all seriousness how the hell can you learn that many languages???

    Why not korean?
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    (Original post by yaboy)
    Well clearly you are superman... in all seriousness how the hell can you learn that many languages???
    I'm learning, I'm not proficient in any... I'm fairly decent at French, and Spanish and Italian will soon follow once I get in terms with vocab.

    German is very difficult for me, but I plan on sitting down and going through it all after my exams.

    Russian also uses a case system ^ but it seems easier to learn because I can associate their letters with cases unlike German where there the Latin alphabet is used.

    Swahili. Is actually really simple! And it's quite interesting in the ease of its formation
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    I'm learning, I'm not proficient in any... I'm fairly decent at French, and Spanish and Italian will soon follow once I get in terms with vocab.

    German is very difficult for me, but I plan on sitting down and going through it all after my exams.

    Russian also uses a case system ^ but it seems easier to learn because I can associate their letters with cases unlike German where there the Latin alphabet is used.

    Swahili. Is actually really simple! And it's quite interesting in the ease of its formation
    And your teaching yourself all these languages, not attending any classes?
    if so you must be superman
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    (Original post by yaboy)
    And your teaching yourself all these languages, not attending any classes?
    if so you must be superman
    I have classes for French, but we don't do anything in them, so if I'm honest they're all entirely self taught...

    And no. I'm not "good" at any, so
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Of all the threads on the forum, why post here?

    I'm already learning, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Welsh, Russian and now Swahili. I intend to start Chinese Mandarin and Japanese one day, so I think it's fair to say Swahili is the next useful language I want to learn.
    I know a lot of Chinese Mandarin, let me know if you need help

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    So you're white. Got you
    Maybe, maybe not


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    (Original post by Olympiad)
    I know a lot of Chinese Mandarin, let me know if you need help



    Maybe, maybe not


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    Don't want to learn it now summer maybe, thanks though!

    Okay, say I want the verb:

    To want

    What is it? So many things come up on my dictionary app thinf
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Don't want to learn it now summer maybe, thanks though!

    Okay, say I want the verb:

    To want

    What is it? So many things come up on my dictionary app thinf
    I meant any time you begin to
    I'm hoping to expand on it during the summer holidays


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    (Original post by Olympiad)
    I meant any time you begin to
    I'm hoping to expand on it during the summer holidays


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    Okay! Thanks maybe if I could have a peek at the alphabet?
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Okay! Thanks maybe if I could have a peek at the alphabet?
    For Mandarin right? I'll post it in a bit, revising Geography at the moment



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    Jambo!
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    (Original post by Olympiad)
    For Mandarin right? I'll post it in a bit, revising Geography at the moment



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    Not here though obviously thanks

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    Jambo!
    Hey! Are you fluent? Beginner?
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)

    Okay, say I want the verb:

    To want

    What is it? So many things come up on my dictionary app thinf
    In Swahili, 'to want' is 'kutaka'. 'ku' is the prefix for infinitive verbs. There are prefixes for each person that attach to the verb stem (in this case, 'taka'). Grrr... I'm so annoyed at myself for forgetting all of this! I'll have to get back on it after exams! Here's a link to quite a useful website for Swahili:

    http://mylanguages.org/swahili_verbs.php

    I have the "Teach Yourself Complete Swahili" pack, which comes with a book and CD. It's great for grammar and pronunciation. I'd definitely recommend it
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    (Original post by Voyageuse)
    In Swahili, 'to want' is 'kutaka'. 'ku' is the prefix for infinitive verbs. There are prefixes for each person that attach to the verb stem (in this case, 'taka'). Grrr... I'm so annoyed at myself for forgetting all of this! I'll have to get back on it after exams! Here's a link to quite a useful website for Swahili:

    http://mylanguages.org/swahili_verbs.php

    I have the "Teach Yourself Complete Swahili" pack, which comes with a book and CD. It's great for grammar and pronunciation. I'd definitely recommend it
    Ah thanks. See there are so many verbs for it though, I didnt know which is right

    Ninataka...

    Thanks for the link, I think I've used it (think)
 
 
 
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