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Swahili Verb Construction

Swahili verbs are always “constructed”—they are built, piece by piece, according to a permanent design. There are six basic building blocks that can be used to construct a Swahili verb. They are:
S: Subject Prefix
T: Tense Marker Prefix
R: Relative Object Infix
O: Direct Object Infix
V: Verb Root
E: Verb End
Each individual “block” has its own variants, but whenever you are building a verb, the individual blocks are ALWAYS combined in the following order: S-T-R-O-V-E Not all blocks are used in every verb conjugation. But, again, if and when they are used, they will always appear in the same place.

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