Get this from a library! Kirundi grammar: book II. [Betty Ellen Cox]. From to Elizabeth “Betty” Ellen Cox served as a missionary to equatorial Africa working for the General Missionary Board of the Free Methodist . Dictionary: Kirundi-English, English-Kirundi by. Elizabeth E. Cox be necessary to turn to the Kirundi-English section. N.B. .. interrogative (grammar) ku – bā ta.
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Kirundi  also known as Rundi  yrammar  is a Bantu language spoken by 9 million people in Burundi and adjacent parts of Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congoas well as in Uganda.
I thought that with Rwanda and Burundi being further away from the coast, their language wouldn’t have so much obvious influence from Arabic. To really learn a language you must discuss with someone who speaks it that way your improve your accent.
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Kinyarwanda/Kirundi – UniLang
It has been proposed that sequences that are CVV in the surface realization are actually CV in the underlying deep structurewith the consonant coalescing with the first vowel. Rundi is often used in phonology to illustrate examples of Meeussen’s rule   In addition, it has been proposed that tones can shift by a metrical or rhythmic structure. The Guthrie classification is geographic and its groupings do not imply a relationship between the languages within them.
There are two essential tones in Rundi: Narrow Bantu languages by Guthrie classification. English Swahili Ugandan Sign Language. I’m interested in looking at more Bantu languages now that I have some grasp on Swahili.
Languages of granmar World 20th ed. The inhabitants of Rwanda and Burundi belong to several different ethnic groups: Views Read Edit View history.
HutuTutsiand Twa. I’m so jealous, whenever he speaks it to his dad or grandmother it sounds so awesome. David Zorc and Louise Nibagwire’s ” Kinyarwanda and Kirundi Comparative Grammar ” published in by Dunwoody Pressand would like to start a discussion on this dialect continuum of Central Africa.
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Kirundi-English, English-Kirundi Dictionaries
For a guide to IPA symbols, see Help: Who is online Users kirunxi this forum: Wow, it looks like we’ve finally found the language that’s too obscure or too harrowing even for UniLang! Looking at the Kimenyi text, it’s interesting to see how some of the vocabulary resembles Swahili-Arabic vocabulary.
The only problem is that I don’t like tones, but yeh I’d be interested in comparing Bantu languages. Somali, Kinyarwanda – Interested in: The next question is whether this influence came directly from Arab traders or whether it’s come from Swahili. Retrieved from ” https: Kirundi is mutually intelligible with Kinyarwandaan official language of Rwandaand the two form part of the wider dialect continuum known as Rwanda-Rundi. It looks difficult but I’d certainly be up for the challenge if there were just more resources.
This page was last edited on 10 Decemberat Other than a little interest in the most “obscure” or linguistically interesting languages, it’s pretty euro-centric. Languages of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Francophone African Sign Language.