These may be classified as first person (the speaker), second person (the one spoken to), and third person (the one spoken about). If one tries to do more than one thing at the same time, one might not prosper. You do not know what may happen when you have turned your back. All verbs have the prefix "ku" and end with an 'a' in the infinitive, with a couple of exceptions. 2002. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Referring to someone who constantly lies, e.g. Share this: Tweet; WhatsApp; Post navigation. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. "Shigwamba" was a term used by the missionaries in order to group the language under a unified identity, however the name was unfamiliar to many of the Tsonga people and had to be replaced with "Thonga/Tsonga". An elephant does not die of one (broken) rib. GMA Network opens February with an intriguing masterpiece that discusses love in different forms with the primetime series Love of my Life. When you think of something, act immediately. I love you with all my heart and all my … Source: https://www.oed.com. [clarification needed]. Tsonga people and languages are: Chopi, Gwamba, Ndau, Ronga, Tonga and Tswa. (ii) With verbs that end with -ala, the past tense changes to -ele or -ale. Xitsonga Translator is a free service which instantly translates words and phrases between English and Xitsonga. vito ra wena a ri hlawuriwe; A child of a bad person, might be a very bad person. As the term Gwamba was unknown outside the Spelonken, Henri Berthoud recommended that the mission abandon the term and replace it with the widely accepted genericism, Tonga/Thonga. The love of your life is that person who completes you – your soulmate. 185 Likes, 8 Comments - Scott Weiss (@scott_weiss12) on Instagram: “Happy Anniversary to the girl of my dreams and the love of my life! U fike tolo – S/He arrived yesterday, Amen. iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-of-my-life/id283516843?i=283517028&uo=4&at=10l5FrOfficial Website: http://www.carlysimon.comFrom the 1992 … In the 1800s many European writers documented many of the events that dominated in the Shaka Zulu era and the Tsonga history was largely overlooked in favor of Nguni conquests. "Love of My Life", a song written by Cole Porter for the 1948 film The Pirate "Love of My Life", a song by Santana, featuring Dave Matthews, from Supernatural "L'amour de ma vie" ("The Love of My Life"), a song by Sherisse Laurence, Luxembourg's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1986; See also. hi masiku ni masiku. You are the love of my life. Mbuti ya xihaha a yi tswaleli entlhambini. “From the day you walked into my life, you’re all I think about. – Who are you looking for? It is not official in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland). I love your poem eix na mina ndzaku rhandza. Do not mess up things after using them, you might need them tomorrow. Ndzi rivele – I forgot, U rivele – you forgot, Va rivele – they forgot, Vana va munhu va tsemelana nhloko ya njiya. All Tswa-Ronga languages are recognised in Mozambique. My baby, my love, my friend, you are my life, and we belong to each other. Tsonga has a distinction between modal and breathy voiced consonants: /bʱ, bvʱ, vʱ, dʱ, ɖʐʱ, dʒʱ, ɡʱ/ vs /b, bv, v, d, ɖʐ, dʒ, ɡ/ among the obstruents (the one exception being /ɮ/), and /m̤, n̤, ŋ̈, r̤, ȷ̈, w̤/ vs /m, n, ŋ, r, j, w/ among the sonorants (the one exception being /ɲ/). Paul Berthoud published the first book in 1883 which came as a result of the help he received from the translations by Mpapele (Mbizana) or Mandlati (Zambiki). Find your perfect arrangement and access a variety of transpositions so you can print and play instantly, anywhere. Tswa-Ronga dialects not considered part of the family include Pulana (Xipulana, Sepulane). Finding the love of your life is one of the best things that can happen to your life. These are namely xiRonga, xiHlanganu, xiBila, xiDjonga, xiN'walungu, and xiHlengwe. And I'm so glad you found me. Do not lend your money to people who do not pay back. You’re the reason I breathe. It is mutually intelligible with Tswa and Ronga and the name "Tsonga" is often used as a cover term for all three, also sometimes referred to as Tswa-Ronga. The click consonant sounds vary between dental and alveolar; [ᵏǀ, ᵏǀʰ, ᵏǀʷʰ, ᶢǀ, ᶢǀʷ] to [ᵏ!, ᵏ!ʰ, ᵏ!ʷʰ, ᶢ!, ᶢ!ʷ]. I really appreciate your feedback and keep on visiting this blog ku dyondza swotala hi Xitsonga language, Wa swiveketela nwana wa vanhu, vutlhokovetseri bya wena bya namba, byi namba ku kotisa ntswamba ni vulombe, ndza ti nyungubyisa hi wena, u eneta mbilu xikanwe na mianakanyo ya Mina, hoyohoyo leswi nene swa faneriwa ku beriwa mandla, loko uri na buku ya vutlhokovetseri nikombela ku nyikiwa direction niya Yi xava hi nomu lowu, Thank you Thapelo… you’re far too kind. Ndzi nghenile ndlwini – I entered the house, This sound actually belongs to the "x-sw" class within the language. The tattooing marks made on the back are known by the tattooer (not by the tattooed). – What do you say? Perhaps she will read a … hikuva ku fuma, ni matimba, ni ku twala i swa wena Not all people are lucky to find the sense of their life. Timpfuvu timbirhi a ti tshami xidziveni xin'we. However, certain sounds are spelled using a combination of letters, which either do not exist in Indo-European languages, or may be meant to distinguish the language somewhat. U hembile – You lied, Mavito ya ndhavuko ya Xitsonga: Xitsonga traditional names: Mavito ya vanhu: People's names: Mavito ya Xitsonga: Xitsonga names: Mhaka leyi nga ololoxiwangiki: Unresolved case: Milorho ya kahle: Sweet dreams: Mundlwana wa liya: On the fourth day. Ndzi nghene (e)ndlwini – I entered the house. Xitsonga has been standardised as a written language. Well done…it touched my heart deeply. Present progressive Love of my life in xitsonga (No Ratings Yet) Loading... Love of my life in xitsonga. Ku fika – To arrive, They are also classified by grammatical number, i.e., singular and plural. The language of the Tsonga people and the dialects were put into print and the first books were published. Rhonga (commonly and wrongly spelt as Ronga) is one of the Tsonga languages. Ndza khensa swinene nseketelo wa wena, may God bless you from me sincerely. This is formed by the adding 'ta' in between the personal pronoun and the verb. The second theory is that it is an alternate spelling of the old ancestral name of the Chopi and Tembe groups, Tonga/Thonga. Mbyana loko yi lava ku ku luma ya n'wayitela. Hi tirha siku hinkwaro – We work all day, And kept me holding on. Do not mess up things when you do not need them, you will suffer when you need them. Labiodental and dental nasal consonants only occur in various consonant clusters.[9]. The physical evidence of most Tsonga people residing along the eastern coast of Africa in the south, extending inland in a westward direction, makes this explanation especially inviting. "), Vona va vona huku. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. In total there are six recognised languages. u hi nyika namuntlha vuswa bya hina (iii) In many cases merely changing the last 'a' in the verb to an 'e' indicates past action. For "language of", the various languages and dialects employ one or more of the following prefixes: Bi-, Chi-, Ci-, Gi-, Ici-, Ki-, Ma-, Shee-, Shi-, Txi-, Va-, Wa-, and Xi-. A person must use properties of a place where he is working. Bring it back, bring it back Don't take it away from me, because you don't know What it means to me Love of my life, don't leave me You've taken my love (all of my love) and now desert me Love of my life, can't you see? A person can do (or intend to do) bad things to you, while he is smiling. There is no distinction between subject and object. Ku karhala – To be tired, The series is streaming online on YouTube. Other spelling differences include the letter "c", which is pronounced /t͡ʃ/. Ndau (Ndzawu, Njao, Sofala, South-East Shona) dialects are Changa (Shanga, Xanga), Danda, Dondo, Gova, Ndau, and. The main exception to this is the verb "ku ri" – "to say" It corresponds to "ti" in many other bantu languages. Chiefdom stays in the same family, cannot be passed to other families. Each pronoun has a corresponding concord or agreement morpheme. I promise my love to you now and for the rest of my life. ndzi ri ka n'wina – I say to you all. Tsonga (/ˈtsɒŋɡə, ˈtsɔː-/) or Xitsonga (Tsonga: Xitsonga), is a Bantu language spoken by the Tsonga people of southern Africa. Wa hemba – You (singular) are lying, To be given by Thomo (king's name) from heavenly parliament. Lol. "), N'wina mi vona huku. Browse our 31 arrangements of "Love of My Life." She changed my life; She's the only reason I'm alive. Lyrics begin: "Love of my life … Inkomu ❤ ndza khensa kuhlohloteriwa. Sheet music is available for Piano, Voice, Guitar and 29 others with 12 scorings and 6 notations in 7 genres. – What do they say? Va ri ndza penga – They say I'm crazy. Swiss missionaries engaged with the Tsonga people and used their assistance to translate the Bible from English and Sesotho into the Tsonga language. The structure changes to subject—object—verb when addressing another person: Present tense Hi tirhe siku hinkwaro – We worked all day, She was there when no one else was; She's a gift and a prize. Eyi poem ya wena eya nandziya sweneni..am learning tsonga at the moment and i am enjoyed reading it..big up to you. The cast of Kapuso teleserye Love Of My Life recently concluded their lock-in taping for the show which means we have fresh episodes coming soon!. Wishing to bring interesting old things of old days to nowadays. Mi ta tirha siku hinkwaro – You (plural) will work all day. https://www.facebook.com/I.Love.RocknRollahttps://twitter.com/Rockn_s The person you love with all your heart and would do anything for. Mmmm wow… “Rirhandzu ra Love” Na mina ni rhandza poem leyi hi rirhanzu ra “Love” wa tsala n’wana mama. My faith has been the center point of my life, really, since I was a child, but at 16 years of age, I fully surrendered my life over to Christ. Baby put your arms around me. [7] The other Zulu explanation for the alternative spelling of "Thonga" is that the Tembe and Rhonga people, who were the first to arrive at the Delagoa Bay and around the Natal Bay, transitioned the Rhonga "Rh" into the Zulu form of "Th". A dog smiles when it intends to bite something. u ri yini? p. 16, Elephant Coast, (2009). So long as I can breathe or I can see, as long as you live, because that's what gives life to me now. An example of this is the letter "x" taken from Portuguese orthography, which is pronounced /ʃ/. The vocabulary of a true dialect derives from the same language group, while its words are pronounced or written differently. What is commonly referred to as "Shangana/Changana" is not a recognized language in South Africa and is not a dialect that falls within the Xitsonga language group, as its distinctiveness stems mainly from the use of the Nguni language and grammar. Among these languages, three language groups can be identified. Do not cut the tree in winter, you will burn by sun in summer. U nyamalarile – S/He – disappeared, Gwamba (Gwapa) dialects are Bila (Vila), Djonga (Dzonga, Jonga), Hlanganu (Langanu, Nhlanganu), Hlave (Mbayi, Nkuna, Pai), Kande, Khosa, Luleke, N'walungu (Ngwalungu), Nkuma, Songa, Valoyi, Xika, and Xonga. Love of My Life Lyrics: This love / It is all I'm needin' / For you to be mine / You're an angel from heaven / Just a lover in the dark / Givin' me light / You're so beautiful / A shining star / Don't If you do not raise your voice (in a form of a complaint), you will not be heard. The one who challenges buffaloes they will chase him. She may be very pretty, But nothing like the great beauty on the inside. You are the love of my life. With the plural 'va' (they) there is no difference. Keep a secret do not say it where there are many people, A man has power when he is supported by his people. Some dialects are subdialects but have been mentioned here for completeness. We have an official Love Of My Life tab made by UG professional guitarists. Examples are: The Xitsonga language has been standardized for both academic and home use, making it the base language for the Tsonga people. The way an impala jumps, it influences its unborn child. A child who does not cry will die unnoticed at the back of his mother. Tinhlanga ta le ndzhaku ti tiviwa hi mutlhaveri wa tona. It is Tsonga for the ease and accessibility of the wider international community. I wouldn’t want this any other way. tani hi loko ku endliwa matilweni; Let the hand go and let the hand come back. 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An antelope which is jumping around next to Mangulwe (dog's name), he will catch it. The language was later on finally registered as "Xitsonga" within the Constitution of South Africa (Act 108 of 1996) and it was declared an official language. Love —n. Ndzi fike tolo – I arrived yesterday, History of the Thembe - Thonga, Retrieved from, DigitalTsonga, (2020). Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Va hembile – They lied. Change ), RIRHANDZU RA LOVE (Tsonga Love Poem) by Nkateko Maluleke, ANGA KONA UN’WANA (Tsonga Love Poem) by Nkateko Maluleke, RIRHANDZU RA XITUMBELELANI (Tsonga Poem) by Inkateko Maluleke, SHO MADJOZI (Tsonga Poem) by Inkateko Maluleke. For example, the Tsonga bible uses the word "byela" (tell), pronounced bwe-la, however a large group of speakers would say "dzvela" instead. Introduced during the News of the World Tour in 1977, "Love of My Life" was such a concert favourite that Mercury frequently stopped singing and allowed the audience to take over. Oxford definition. The Xitsonga vocabulary and phonetic permutations are also largely based on these dialects (cf. Generally, to indicate ongoing actions in the present one takes the personal pronoun, drops the 'i' and adds 'a'. As with many other languages, there are various dialects within the Tsonga language group. Ku hiwa hi Thomo ku suka e palamendhe ya le tilweni. When the nights can be so long. Vurhonga also means dawn in Xitsonga. The sintu writing system, Isibheqe Sohlamvu/Ditema tsa Dinoko, also known technically in Xitsonga as Xiyinhlanharhu xa Mipfawulo,[10] is used for all Xitsonga varieties. Grass cannot grow on a human being's hands. ("They see a chicken. Like many other languages, Xitsonga has many proverbs; these appear in different classes. An example is rhuma (Tsonga word for "send") becomes thuma (Zulu word for the same action). As for the origins of the name, there are three theories. Sa pagbabalik nina Mikael Daez at Carla Abellana bilang sina Isabella Gonzales at Nikolai Gonzales sa GMA teleserye na “Love of My Life,” ibinahagi nila ang paninibago sa lock-in taping kung saan nagkakailangan pa sila noong una sa mga eksenang may physical contact. At that point, as a teenager, I began to grasp the concept of Christ's true love and forgiveness. This is for in one of three ways, depending on the word. Ndzi ta nghena (e)ndlwini – I will enter the house, In many instances the "ri" is often omitted and thus "ku" on its own can also mean "say". The latter are weakly whistled in both Tsonga proper and Changana dialect. Ndzi karhele – I am tired, U karhele – S/He is tired, Va karhele – They are tired. hoyi hoyi waswikota yana mahlweni na mintirho leyinene unga karhali. Love of My Life (2017): 5 out of 10: Anna Chancellor stars as a woman who is given possibly five days to live due to a brain tumor that requires surgery. The Xitsonga language was studied in great detail by the Swiss missionary, Henri-Alexandre Junod between the year 1890 and 1920, who made the conclusion that the Xitsonga language (which he called the "Thonga language" at the time) began to develop in Mozambique even before the 1400s. Further studies were carried out by Junod and other Swiss missionaries such as Henri Berthoud and Ernest Creux, who began to unify the language in order to have a standard way of writing and reading. "), N'wana wa mfenhe a nga tsandziwi hi rhavi, The child of baboon does not fail a branch, U nga teki mali u bohela enengeni wa mpfuvu, Do not tie money in the leg of hippopotamus. History. Chopi (Chope, Copi, Tshopi, Txopi) dialects are Copi, Khambani, Lambwe, Lenge (Lengue), Ndonge and Tonga. Ndzi nghena (e)ndlwini – I am entering the house, God bless!!! Tata wa hina la nge matilweni, Love you Babe!” tani hi loko na hina hi rivalela lava hi dyohelaka; - Deep affection or fondness. The Xitsonga language was studied in great detail by the Swiss missionary, Henri-Alexandre Junod between the year 1890 and 1920, who made the conclusion that the Xitsonga language (which he called the "Thonga language" at the time) began to develop in Mozambique even before the 1400s. You’re the love of my life.” – Kemis Khan “I love you every minute of my life; you`re my love and my life. Mid vowels can vary from close-mid to open-mid. Tswa (Tshwa) dialects are Dzibi (Dzivi), Dzibi-Dzonga (Dzivi-Dzonga), Tshwa, Hlengwe (Lengwe, Lhenge), Khambani, Makwakwe-Khambani, Mandla, Ndxhonge, and Nhayi (Nyai, Nyayi). Formally Xitsonga has been called Gwamba. Two hippos cannot stay in the same deep water. Ndzi ku Bela mavoko Nkateko u mutsonga wa xiviri. N'wana wo ka a nga rili u ta fela a dzobyeni. ku rhandza ka wena a ku endliwe misaveni; A ndzi ku hi laha ku nga na mpfula ku sala ndzhongo. -hlangana (meet), -hlasela (attack), -hleka (laugh). She is married to Hugo from Vicar of Dibley (James Fleet) and is looking forward to working and spending time with him till the end. References to these Shangana forms of speech should be classified as influences from the Lala, Zunda, and Ngoni language groups. ( Log Out /  The standardization of the Xitsonga language as a result made it possible for the Tsonga people to develop a common way of speaking and writing. There is no Gwamba dialect as Gwamba is another name for Xitsonga itself. However, there are many dialects within the language that may not pronounce words as written. The third and most accepted is that it is another pronunciation for "Rhonga", the root for the word "vurhonga" for east or the direction where the sun rises. Do not close the well after having drunk. Question: How do i say “the love of my life” in xitsonga? 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