SilentRebel83 - Mother (Kinyarwanda translation)

English

Mother

Morning
Snow
Wind
Earth
Mountain
Sun
Ocean
Star
Moon
Eye
Water
Stone
Mother
 
Submitted by SilentRebel83 on Mon, 13/03/2017 - 23:30
Submitter's comments:

A simple collection of words rumbling in my head this morning while running through a scenic route.

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Kinyarwanda translation

Mama

Igitondo
Asasimbi 1
Umuyaga 2
Isi 3
Igisozi
Izuba
Inyanja
Inyenyeri
Ukwezi 4
Ijisho 5
Amazi
Ibuye 6
Mama 7
 
  • 1. this word is rare. Kinyarwanda is unique in that many African languages don't have a word for snow, and borrow from local Portuguese or French
  • 2. also means hurricane
  • 3. planet earth. Ground or soil would be ubutaka
  • 4. also means month
  • 5. Kinyarwanda also has a word to refer to eyes that are open specifically, as opposed to eyes in general and that word is imitunu
  • 6. also means battery
  • 7. Mama is used when addressing one's mother, but is translated as "my mother." If referring to someone else's mother, the word is nyina (both words can also mean "maternal aunt")
Translation mine, unless otherwise specified
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Proofreading and corrections are encouraged
Submitted by opulence on Fri, 19/05/2017 - 20:24
Author's comments:

Tones are not indicated in writing in Kinyarwanda.

Done with the help of the dictionary at:

http://kinyarwanda.net

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