Translation of indirect speech in Northern Sotho

indirect speech

polelopegelo

(reported speech)

noun

Linguistics

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    polelopegelo
    ‘In indirect speech we are not saying exactly what another person has said, so we do not use inverted commas’ Ka polelopegelo ga re bolele seo se boletšwego ke motho yo mongwe thwii, ka fao ga re šomiše ditsebjana
    • speech or writing that tells us what someone else said
    • polelo goba sengwalwana se se re botšago seo se boletšwego ke motho yo mongwe