Got the Colloquial Swahili and love it. One problem with the typeface though. Obviously when they were publishing, someone missed this part.
Despite that image being from the "Look inside" on Amazon, it is in the original book, too. Funny, right?! Thankfully, through Pimsleur and the free audio with Colloquial (and TY, for that matter), I understand what those letters should sound like.
Read/listened to the first part of Lesson 1 in Colloquial today. Will do the exercises tomorrow. I'll do the Complete Swahili and Colloquial, one lesson in one, then switch, till at least lesson 5 in both. I've been looking at Kiswahili language tweets, and so far literally no words I know.
Granted, I'm still at the beginner stage.