BeingAfrican, LLC Curriculum- Shona Lesson 3

BeingAfrican, LLC Curriculum-Lesson 3

Objectives

  • To identify Shona words that are pronounced “the same” in English
  • Practice building words and phrases using phonetic sounds.
  • Practice sounding phonetic sounds.

 

We have some Shona words which are pronounced the same in English using phonics thus

Tea Tiyi
Book Bhuku
Ball Bhora
Pot Poto
Tomato Domati
Guava Gwavha
Bell Bhero
Bicycle Bhasikoro
Basket Bhasikiti
Hotel Hotera
Motor Mota
Garage Garaji

 

Practice sounding out (reading) the following phrases based on  lesson 1 teaching

Working Kuita basa Ku+i+ta  ba+sa
He is milking Anokama Mukaka Ano+ka+ma  mu+ka+ka
Father is building Baba vari kuvaka Ba+ba  va+ri  ku+va+ka
Mother is planting Amai vanosima muti A+mai  va+no+si+ma  mu+ti
Playing with the baby Kutamba neMwana Ku+ta+mba  ne+mwa+na
Cooking food Kubika Chikafu Ku+bi+ka  chi+ka+fu
Fetching Water Kuchera Mvura Ku+che+ra  mvu+ra
Sleeping on the bed Akarara pamubhedha Aka+ra+ra  pa+mu+bhe+dha
Putting on a dress Kupfeka rokwe Pfe+ka  ro+kwe
Crying for dad Kuchemera baba Ku+che+me+ra ba+ba

 

Practice sounding out (reading) the following phrases based on  lesson 1 teaching 

 

b‐bata-touch

bh‐bhora-ball

bv‐bvarura-tear

bw‐ibwe-stone 

ch‐chema-cry

d‐daira-answer

 dh‐dhadha-duck

 dz‐dzidza-learn

 dzv‐dzvinyu-lizard

f‐foni-phone

G‐gara-sit

gw‐gweta-lawyer

H‐hari-clay pot

Hw‐hwema-smell

j‐jira-cloth

K‐kamba-tortoise

kw‐kwira-climb

m‐mota-car

Mb‐mbambaira-sweet potato 

mbw‐imbwa-dog 

mw‐mwana-baby 

mh‐mhute-mist

nh‐nharo-argument

nzw‐inzwa-hear

p‐poto-pot

pf‐pfuma-wealth

pw‐pwanya-destroy

r‐rara-sleep

rw‐rwendo-journey

s‐seka-laugh

sh‐shena-ashy

sv‐svetuka-jump

sw‐swinya-pinch

shw‐ishwa

t‐tora-take

ty‐tyora-break

v‐vana-children yeuka-remember

w‐wana-find

y‐yaya (Manyika) zv‐zviyo

Zw‐izwi-voice

Zh‐zhanje-zhanje (native fruit)

 

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