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Karibu mwenzangu! You have been doing wonderful work adding all these Swahili words, and I greatly appreciate it. Firstly, please tell me if you have any questions or need any help. Secondly, please take a look at adhimu — adjectives need to use {{sw-adj}}, and in this case it is invariable, so we use |inv. There is more information on some of the templates at WT:ASW, or you can just ask me.

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Again, welcome! —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 16:59, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

Thank you, I will. Anjuna (talk) 00:41, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

Notes on your recent entries[edit]

Thank you for your continuing work. I have a couple of important notes. Firstly, for verbs that include a noun, like -piga simu, please do not use the conjugation template — it will give incorrect forms! Instead, just have it point to the head verb, as I did there. Secondly, you have been writing "plural noun form" when it should have been "noun plural form", which is an easy mistake to make, but that's why you might've wondered why there seemed to be so few plurals. In the future, you can just copy existing entries' formatting to make it easier. With nouns, though, we can create the plurals quite quickly with accelerated green links. To try it out, go to WT:PREFS, and find accelerated entry creation under 'Gadgets'. Cheers! —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 03:09, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

Thank you so much. Anjuna (talk) 03:42, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

  • A note about entries like -maanisha: just putting that it's a causative is not very helpful, because 1) it's not derived from a verb, so the template's output is inaccurate and 2) it has a specific meaning and translation into English that is not perfectly predictable, and needs to be explicitly given. See the changes I've made there. For any verbal derived form, it's best if we can give specific meanings or translations where they exist (not usually possible for applicatives, maybe, but a good idea for ones like the causatives). —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 01:55, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

Thank you. Anjuna (talk) 02:03, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

No, thank you! —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 02:23, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
Just reminding you about the same issue I mentioned above, like at -huzunisha. The actual definition ("to sadden") really should go in the entry. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 15:50, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

So I should link the noun to the verbs using a list, or an expandable bracket? Anjuna (talk) 01:34, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

I'm not sure what you mean — I just think you should change the entries for the derived forms like I did to -huzunisha. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 01:49, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Seasons in Swahili[edit]

I moved your category to Category:sw:Seasons. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 07:59, 27 September 2017 (UTC)

Thank you. Anjuna (talk) 02:03, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

Category:Swahili basic words[edit]

Hello! I moved Category:Swahili basic terms to Category:Swahili basic words. Also, please make sure to fill categories by adding category names at the bottom of the entry you want in the category, rather than manually adding the terms into the category page. Thank you! :-) – Gormflaith (talk) 20:12, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

I don't think that a category is a good idea for such a collection in general, though. It's probably a lot less time-consuming and more useful to make an Appendix:Swahili basic vocabulary, where you could also group words by part of speech, context of use (words for basic conversation, words for animals, etc). —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 00:54, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

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