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Welcome to the page on the Fangwa Language.(OchiFangwa)

OchiFangwa is a aposteriori constructed Bantu Language based on a large number of these languages. The main sources are Swahili, Afrihili, Shona, Chichewa, Lingala, Tswana, Luganda, Xhosa and Zulu. This language draws a lot of it's vocabulary from these sources, the grammmar also has a strong Bantu influence. The basic order in a sentence is SVO. The stress is usually on the penultimate syllable.Vocabulary

Singular Plural Meaning
umonto obanto the person- the persons
umolendziobalendzithe boy- the boys
umofaziobafazithe woman- the women
egitaboebitabothe book- the books
emutiemitithe tree- the trees
esinjabizinjathe dog- the dogs
ogantoadzontothe giant- the giants
epintoetintothe little man- the little men
esilavubizilavuthe lion - the lions
egipewaebipewa the hat - the hats

VocabularyEdit

ukogenda = to go; ukobona = to see; 
ukopá = to give;
ukocheka = to laugh; ukopyoma = to read; 
umodzukala = grandchild; 
esinyondzi = bird

omandzi = the water; ubonto = humanity; esingeke = tilapia (a type of fish)
ukopeka = to cook; ukopenya = to love; ukosopa = to like; egiatu = the shoe;
ukotunda = to teach; umofazi = the woman; emuvoka = the pear, egimbedzi = the month
umogabo = man; ukosana = to drink ; ukosama = to find; eginyama = the meat
esingombe = the cow; esinkoko = the chicken; ukodzira = to wait; 
ukososoli = to understand

umowana = the child; umokama = the king; ukoladi = to ask; ukokimbia = to run
ukodyá = to eat; ukolala = to sleep; ukofale = to look; egieneche = the land;
esimbudzi = the goat; esinguruve = the pig ; egimeli = the boat; ukoadza= to begin
esimpaka = the cat; umokwetu = the friend; ukobadziri = to break; egilamba= the clothing
omangawa = the rain; ukojika = to close; ukowekwe = to speak; ukodzua = to know
ochiFangwa = the Fangwa Language ; ukotaya = to help; ukokabe = to advise
egikeni = the glas; ukobinda = to write; ukolomu = to enter; ukogula = to buy
ukofotokodza = to explain; egibisi = the office; ukobade = to divide; ukozunda = to hate
umotsikana = the girl; omadziwa = the milk ; esindzovu = the elephant; egiumba= the room

ukofahamu = to understand; esitwiga = the giraffe; egikombe = the cup; egidzina = the name
umoru = the chief; egiature = the flower ; ukokute = to obey; ukofanya = to do;
egikaramu = the pen; egiadenle = the street; egitanda = the bed; ukojá =  to come
umokulima = the farmer; ukolipa = to pay; ukopyoma = to read; egintu = the thing
esiawindzi = the sheep; esiura = the frog; egintoka = the car, umorume = the man

ukobyada= to bear children (to be pregnant); egidzuwo = the sun; emuintore = the eggplant
ubomotlovo = the pride; egicho = the eye; umofazi umorebyada = the pregnant woman; 
egiloba = the word; ukobere = to carry; egimbasi = moon; egidzuwa = the sun; egiupa = the bottle

Personal PronounsEdit

English Fangwa
I nd(z)e
you u
(s)he a
we tu
you bu
they ba


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Possesive pronouns Edit

The possessive pronoun is formed by attaching the particle ye at the front of the pronoun, e.g. yende = my. The possessive pronoun comes after the noun.

GrammarEdit

Fangwa is basically a SVO (Subject Verb Object) Language. The verbs have five tense markers:

Present tense Past tense Future tense Perfect tense Prensent Progressive
-na- -li- -ta- -me- -re-

Examples

umorume umonasana mandzi
the man drinks water
umofazi umolibona umorume
the woman saw the man
umotsikana umotapyoma gitabo
the girl will read a book
umolendzi umemobona esinja
the boy has seen the dog
umowana umoredyá ginyama
the child is eating meat

NegationEdit

The negation of an action can be expressed in two ways:

  1. First you can add the prefix ka- to the verb.
  2. The second way is to put te after the verb. (strong negation)
  3. If you use both you get a very strong negation.

E.g.

Ndekanapyoma egitabo
I don't read the book
Ndenapyoma egitabo te
I do NOT read the book (strong negation)
Ka pyoma ebitabo!
Don't read the books!
Ka pyoma egitabo te!
Don't read any books !

NumeralsEdit

Here are the numerals of Fangwa from 1 to 10. These numerals take on the prepositions of the nouns they quantify to agree with them.

 
Number Fangwa
1 -modzi
2 -bili
3 -tatu
4 -ne
5 -tano
6 -toba
7 -sambo
8 -nane
9 -kenda
10 -kumi
11 -kumi na modzi
Number Fangwa
20 -bili omakumi
30 -tatu omakumi
40 -ne omakumi
50 -tano omakumi
60 -toba omakumi
70 -sambo omakumi
80 -nane omakumi
90 -kenda omakumi
100 -keme
1000 -kalo
1.000.000 -fuku

The cardinal numerals also have a short form, eg: -bili kumi = 20; -bili keme= 200; ne kalo= 4000; -kenda fuku

= 9.000.000

The numerals always follow the noun that is counted with the corresponding prefix: abantu (a)babili= the two persons; bizinja bizisambu= the seven dogs; bitabo binane= eight books, bitabo bitoba = 5 books.

For numbers higher than 10 only the first part will take the prefix:

miti mikumi na ne= 14 trees

Ordinal numerals Edit

Ordinal numrals are formed by putting the particle 'ye' in front of the number and after the noun it refers to, for example: "umogabo ye (u)momodzi" = the first man; "umotsikana ye (u)mobili" = the second girl; "esinkoko ye (e)sikenda" = the ninth chicken;

Months of the year Edit

Gwadze = January

Raume = February

Nyobi = March

Foraiso = April

Hambali = May

Beali = June

Jovare= July

Shobu= August

Dwaro= September

Donsau= October

Vabwa= November

Mbanze = December

Colours Edit

The names of the coulours are:

gedzane = green

mwodzano = yellow

nyokaudzo = red

nyosi = black

roendzi = orange

bwaleyo = blue

nyopfe = wit

fyadha = silver

dzohavo = gold

kawha = brown

dzovaro = purple

moriye = blue- green

ruonge = colour