Friday, January 27, 2006

Setswana Rhyming Dictionary

The explosion of hip-hop, poetry and other music genres has encouraged me to create a Setswana rhyming dictionary. So far it's 256pages with three columns of text. It is still work in progress so I would appreciate your views on it - whether you think it's needed or not. Here is just a sample:

-tlapa
Matlapa
Magatlapa
Legatlapa
Bogatlapa
Tlatlapa
Letlapa
Metlapa
Tlantlapa
Motlapa
-disa
Edisa
Odisa
Idisa
Badisa
Sadisa
Madisa
Padisa
Otlaadisa
Balabadisa
Lebadisa
Kgadisa
Thadisa
Tlhadisa
Ntlhadisa
Itshadisa
Kgoladisa
Ntladisa
Mmadisa
Bapadisa
Kepadisa
Tsadisa
Ikwadisa
Kwadisa
Ithwadisa
Nkwadisa
Bokwadisa
Nyadisa
Inyadisa
Nedisa
Fedisa
Bedisa
Tedisa
Sedisa
Medisa
Sebedisa
Nthibedisa
Reedisa
Mmifedisa
Ragogedisa
Tlogedisa
Ntlogedisa
Amogedisa
Shedisa
Phedisa
Iphedisa
Mphedisa
Tshedisa
Itshedisa
Ntshedisa
Eledisa
Paledisa
Ipaledisa
Reledisa
Tseledisa
Gateledisa
Tshweledisa
Tsweledisa
Itsweledisa
Nyeledisa
Buledisa
Mpuledisa
Tlhokomedisa
Dumedisa
Itumedisa
Ntumedisa
Itlhaganedisa
Ipedisa
Opedisa
Rapedisa
Ikopedisa
Rasedisa
Otsedisa
Nkotsedisa
Latedisa
Duedisa
Nwedisa
Bidisa
Hidisa
Tshidisa
Itshidisa
Modisa
Fodisa
Godisa
Bodisa
Laodisa
Gaodisa
Mabodisa
Gabodisa
Kgabodisa
Nkgabodisa
Difodisa
Kgodisa
Ngodisa
Segodisa
Ikgodisa
Nkgodisa
Phodisa
Gotlhodisa
Ikgotlhodisa
Iphodisa
Maphodisa
Lephodisa
Sephodisa
Bophodisa
Tshodisa
Lekodisa
Ntekodisa
Itekodisa
Moitekodisa
Sokodisa
Tlodisa
Alodisa
Falodisa
Folodisa
Tsholodisa
Kgokolodisa
Simolodisa
Ntlodisa
Imodisa
Ramodisa
Iphafamodisa
Kgamodisa
Iphaphamodisa
Mmamodisa
Itlhomodisa
Apodisa
Mapodisa
Sepodisa
Gopodisa
Bopodisa
Hudisa
Rudisa
Thudisa

3 comments:

elias katlego said...

aa go siame gore ke ye go rupa kwa ngakeng ya sekgoa mme morago ke ye go kopa go ithuta melao ya setswana kwa thabeng.Rre o tlhokafetse mme mme ene ga a itse setso sa etsho.ntataemogoloo le eene o thutse botala ka tlhogo.

Anonymous said...

ke tsela e e siameng e o, gonne kwa makgoeng ga go tlhokafaliwe ibile le malwetsi ga a yo

Anonymous said...

Yes, a rhyming dictionary is necessary for any language, not only to help poets and songwriters in their compositions but also for second-language learners and linguists to better understand the meanings and usages of suffixes. Please publish the dictionary with English-language definitions.