I'm an intermediate Swahili speaker looking to substantially increase the size of my vocabulary over the next couple weeks. However, I want to optimize my learning curve by focusing on the first 2000 most commonly used words in the Swahili languages.
Two problems: 1) Given its relative obscurity, I'm unable to find frequency wordlists for Swahili 2) Because Swahili is an agglutinative language, many of the most commonly used verbs are excluded from corpus analysis because it's difficult to control for the various infixes, suffixes, and prefixes used.
Question: Does anybody have or could they point me in the right direction of a word frequency list in Swahili, or even resources that show which vocabulary would be the best to study?
And, generally, how do computational linguists parse agglutinative languages to extract roots?