Luo

Conjugate Verbs

Facts

  • Language: Luo
  • Alternate names: Dholuo, Nilotic Kavirondo, Kavirondo Luo
  • Language code: luo
  • Language family: Nilo-Saharan, Eastern Sudanic, Nilotic, Western, Luo Southern, Luo-Acholi, Luo
  • Number of speakers: 3185000
  • Script: Latin script

More information:

    Introduction

    Luo is a Nilo-Saharan language spoken in Nyanza Province, Kenya. It's also spoken in Tanzania.

    It belongs to the Luo grouping within the Western Nilotic grouping of the Nilo-Saharan language family. It is spoken by the Luo people of Kenya and Tanzania, numbering about 3 million, who occupy parts of the eastern shore of Lake Victoria and areas south of there.

    Luo is closely related to Lango?, Acholi and Dhopadhola? of Uganda. It is not to be confused with the fellow Western Nilotic language Luwo? (spoken in Sudan); in addition, both of the aforementioned languages Lango and Acholi have the alternative names Lwo or Lwoo.

    The verb

    Sample verb: ndiko

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    Future Perfect tense/aspect Present subjunctive Present optative Conditional Jussive Past perfect/pluperfect Past subjunctive
    Sg.1 abondiko asendiko onegandik dipopandiko dandiko andik! nasendiko nonegandik
    Sg.2 ibondiko isendiko onegindik dipopindiko dindiko indik! nisendiko nonegindik
    Sg.3 obondiko osendiko onegondik dipopondiko dondiko ondik! nosendiko nonegondik
    Pl.1 wabondiko wasendiko onegowandik dipopwandiko dewandiko wandik! newasendiko nonegowandik
    Pl.2 ubondiko usendiko onegundik dipopundiko deundiko undik! neusendiko nonegoundik
    Pl.3 gibondiko gisendiko onegogindik dipopgindiko degindiko gindik! negisendiko nonegogindik
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    Future Past Imperative/Jussive
    Sg.1 okabendiko nokandiko kikandik
    Sg.2 okibendiko nokindiko kikindik
    Sg.3 okobendiko nokondiko kikondik
    Pl.1 okwabendiko nokwandiko kikwandik
    Pl.2 okubendiko nokundiko kikundik
    Pl.3 ok'gibendiko nok'gindiko kik'gindik

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