A Swahili word earned me a bus ticket
whose meaning I could not make out. To save myself the trouble forthcoming, I pulled out my 40-page English-Swahili ... on foreign words. Phew! Finally, we were speaking English. My language companion took vacation as my friend offered to do the rest ...
First Swahili office suite released in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
What would people who speak only Swahili > do before Monday's release if they needed a > word ... English so they might not want to install it. East Africa, ufff that is like asking what IT infrastructure is in the whole Europe :-D If you mean ...
On Language; A Taste for Scrambled English
What do these strange messages mean? Well, in the literal sense ... which is simply a literal rendering of the English ''shake hands,'' although in Africa the Swahili word for ''traffic island,'' kiplefti (literally ''keep left''), runs a close second.
'Tingo' Tracks Words Without Equal (In English)
Adam Jacot de Boinod has written The Meaning of Tingo. It's a collection of foreign words that have no English equivalent ... or a keekur(ph) a Swahili word for a domestic feast held either for a child's first haircut, or it's burial.
Does Google Translate Go From/To English Before Translating From/To The Language I've Chosen?
Contrary to what one might think, Google translate does not work by somehow parsing a text in the source language into its abstract meaning ... from Swahili to Yiddish. Presumably Google mostly gets requests of translations to and from English.