28 January 2004

Animal Names

nku
sheep

ntja
dog

mpshe
ostrich

nkoe
tiger

kubu
hippopotamus

khoho
chicken

kolobe
pig

tlou
elephant

lengau
leopard

katse
cat

ntsu
eagle

koena
alligator / crocodile

poli
goat

noha
snake

tau
lion

We like short words for animals, don't we? (pere / horse). What I think isn't very easy for the learner is words with two or more consonants together (mpshe). Unfortunately, though, Lesotho doesn't have many animals anymore. Small country, expanding population, space not enough for both.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What is the English name to the following animals:
Noko, Phuthi and Pulumo?