somea

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Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From som- +‎ -ea (benefactive affix).

Verb[edit]

somea (infinitive kusomea)

  1. to read to/for s.o

Conjugation[edit]



Usage notes[edit]

  • Contrasts with soma in that there is an explicit recipient of the act of reading:
    Atuvisoma vitabu (I will read the books)
    versus: Atuwasomea vitabu (I will read the books to them)