I know what when making verbs about people I can use an object placeholder in order to indicate the difference between the first, second and third persons.
So if I'm talking to my daughters I might say..
ninakupenda = I love you
ninawapenda wasichana = I love you girls
I'm pretty clear on all that when it comes to people, but what about inanimates or even animates from other noun classes.
What if I'm at the zoo and I'm feeling all sentimental about a rhino and I want to say "I love you rhino" or "I love you rhinos".
Does it work like this..
ninakipenda kifaru = I love you Rhino
ninavipenda vifaru = I love you Rhinos
Or is it simply not possible to address a Rhino in Swahili?