Swahili, Saying, Telling and Applicatives
|From:||Chris Bates <chris.maths_student@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 9, 2004, 10:55|
Since Swahili promotes obliques to direct object to handle datives, I'm
surprised that there is an unrelated word for tell. I would have
expected sema + applicative, although tell does look like it is formed
in this way. Is there a verb amba? I actually have the Madan (I think)
Swahili-English dictionary so I guess I can look it up.
>I know of three in Swahili:
>ambia = say to, tell.
>ongea = talk
>sema = say, speak