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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For a guide to IPA symbols, see Help: I thought that with Rwanda and Burundi being further away from the coast, their language wouldn’t have so much obvious influence from Arabic. The languages are not that hard to learn and I have learned complicated languages than those two German.

Kirundi is mutually intelligible with Kinyarwandaan official language of Rwandaand the two form part of the wider dialect continuum known as Rwanda-Rundi. 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.

How far did you get? The inhabitants of Rwanda and Burundi belong to several different ethnic groups: HutuTutsiand Twa. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Somali, Kinyarwanda – Interested in: Retrieved from ” https: French, Arabic – Beginner: Views Read Edit View history. The Guthrie classification is geographic and its groupings do not imply a relationship between the languages within them.


The distinction is phonemic. Who is online Users browsing this forum: Neighbouring dialects of Kirundi are mutually intelligible with Haa language spoken in western Tanzania.

F10 F11 Tongwe F12 Bende.

grammad Rundi is a tonal language. English Swahili Ugandan Sign Language. Languages of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Rundi is often used in phonology to illustrate examples of Meeussen’s rule [15] [16] In addition, it has been proposed that tones can shift by a metrical or rhythmic structure.

G51 Pogolo G52 Ndamba.

To really learn a language you must discuss with someone who speaks it that way your improve your accent. There’s a massive lack of interest in Sub-Saharan Africa here.

Kirundikirunri [6] also known as Rundi[2] [7] [8] [9] 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.

Kirundi-English, English-Kirundi Dictionaries

This page was last edited on 10 Decemberat H41 Mbala H42 Hunganna. Some gramkar have expanded these more complex features of the tonal system noting that such properties are highly unusual for a tone system.


Rundi edition of Wikipediathe free encyclopedia. F11 Tongwe F12 Bende.

I’m interested in looking at more Bantu languages now that I have some grasp on Swahili. Syllable structure in Rundi is considered to be CV, that is having no clusters, no coda consonants, and no complex vowel nuclei.

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Kirundi is natively spoken by the Hutu, although the other ethnic groups present in the country such as Tutsi, Twa and Hima among others have adopted the language. Narrow Bantu languages by Guthrie classification. 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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It’s not that surprising.

Other than a little interest in the most “obscure” or linguistically interesting languages, it’s pretty euro-centric.