[FUNKNET] 'Hear' as 'understand'

Assibi Amidu assibi.amidu at HF.NTNU.NO
Tue Feb 2 15:48:34 UTC 2010

In Kiswahili -/sikia/ = 'hear, understand, feel/have sensation'. With 
reflexive -ji- as in /-ji-sikia/ always means 'feel, lit. hear self'.
In many Gur languages /hear/ = 'hear, understand, feel/have sensation', 
e.g. Buli /wom/.
Kwa languages Akan, Ewe /hear/ = 'hear, understand', e.g. Akan /te/, Ewe 
Assibi Amidu

Assibi A. Amidu, Ph.D.
Professor of Swahili/Kiswahili
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Department of Language and Communication Studies
N-7491 Trondheim

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