So you are interested in learning Lugisu also called Lumasaba (sometimes spelled incorrectly as Lumasaaba), but all the same language. Great! - Here you can actually hear the language spoken by a native speaker while reading the text. Included are simple phrases to help you learn the language.
It is the language of Masaba Land (eastern Uganda and western Kenya). Keep in mind there are many dialects meaning people from different reagions may say things a bit differently. Take the word Monday as an example: Luwapalasa, Luwabalaza are two ways fo saying it. Presented here is central Lumasaba.
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This is the first thing you should learn in Lugisu. It is needed everywhere and in every situation. Greeting is of ulitmate social importance. It is often accompanied with a hand shake but can also be called out from the path to someone in their own yard. The response is pretty standard regardless of your situation. (Just like the answer to "How are you?" is always "Fine." even if you are sick or sad.
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Once you have learned the basic greeting above, you can flesh it out by adding these additional polite greetings that are often used with people you see more often.
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