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Welcome to the page on the Fangwa Language.

Fangwa is a constructed Bantu Language based on a large number of these languages. The main sources are Swahili, Zulu, Shona, Chichewa, Lingala, Tswana and Afrihili. This language has a lot of vocabulary from these souces, the grammmar also has a strong Bantu influence. The basic order in a sentence is SVO. Vocabulary

Singular Plural Meaning
umonto obanto the person- the persons
umolenziobalenzi the boy- the boys
umofaziobafazithe woman- the women
egitaboebitabothe book- the books
emutiemitithe tree- the trees
esinjabizinjathe dog- the dogs
agontoaduntothe 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;
ukocheka = to laugh; ukopyoma = to read

omandzi = the water; ubonto = humanity
ukopeka = to cook; ukopenya = to love; ukosopa = to love; egiatu = the shoe;
ukotunda = to teach; umofazi = the woman; emuvoka = the pear
umorume = man; ukosana = to drink ; ukosama = to find; eginyama = the meat
esingombe = the cow; esinkoko = the chicken; ukojira = to wait

umowana = the child; umokama = the King; ukoladi = to ask; ukokimbia = to run
ukodyá = to eat; ukolala = to sleep; ukofale = to look;egieneche = the land;
esimbuzi = the goat; esinguruve = the pig ; egimeli = the boat
esipaka = the cat; umokwetu = the friend; ukobajiri = to break
omangawa = the rain; ukojika = to close; ukovova = to speak; ukojua = to know
ochiFangwa = the Fangwa Language ; ukotaya= to help; ukokabe = to advise
egikeni = the glas ; ukobinda = to write; ukolomu = to enter
ukofotokoza = to explain; egibisi = the office; ukobade = to divide
umotsikana = the girl; omadziwa = the milk ; esindovu = the elephant;

ukofahamu = to understand; esitwiga = the giraffe; egikombe = the cup;
umoru = the chief; egiature = the flower ; ukokute = to obey; ukofanya = to do; 
egikaramu = the pen; egiadenle = the street; egitanda = the bed; ukoja =  to come
umokulima = the farmer; ukolipa = to pay; ukopa = to give; ukopyoma = to read; 

ukobyada= to bear children

Personal PronounsEdit

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


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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-


Example

umorume umonasana mandzi
the man drinks water
umofazi umolibona umorume
the woman saw the man
umotsikana umotapyoma gitabo
the girl will read a book
umolenzi umomebona esinja
the boy has seen the dog

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.

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!
Kapyoma 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 -sambu
8 -nane
9 -kenda
10 -kumi
Number Fangwa
20 -bili omakumi
30 -tatu omakumi
40 -ne omakumi
50 -tano omakumi
60 -toba omakumi
70 -sambu omakumi
80 -nane omakumi
90 -kenda omakumi
100 -keme
1000 -kalo
1.000.000 -fuku

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