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AmasiEdit

NounEdit

ba-

  1. a plural prefix

ReferencesEdit

  • Africana Marburgensia (1973)

HausaEdit

PrefixEdit

bà-

  1. A prefix indicating ethnic or geographical origin or, less often, someone's trade.

NzadiEdit

PrefixEdit

ba-

  1. A clitic added to the plural forms of nouns that are identical to the singular forms in order to mark plurality explicitly.
    1. Added to the plural forms of some nouns that do have distinct plural forms in order to express that various individuals are meant.

Further readingEdit

  • Crane, Thera; Larry Hyman; Simon Nsielanga Tukumu (2011) A grammar of Nzadi [B.865]: a Bantu language of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, →ISBN

PhuthiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nguni *bá-, from Proto-Bantu *bá-.

PrefixEdit

ba-

  1. they; class 2 subject concord.
  2. them; class 2 object concord.

SwaziEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Nguni *ába-, from Proto-Bantu *bá-bà-.

PrefixEdit

ba-

  1. Class 2 noun prefix.

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Nguni *bá-, from Proto-Bantu *bá-.

PrefixEdit

ba-

  1. they; class 2 subject concord.
  2. them; class 2 object concord.

XhosaEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Nguni *bá-, from Proto-Bantu *bá-.

PrefixEdit

ba-

  1. they; class 2 subject concord.
  2. them; class 2 object concord.

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Nguni *bá-, from Proto-Bantu *báá-.

PrefixEdit

ba-

  1. of; class 2 possessive concord.

Etymology 3Edit

From Proto-Nguni *bá-, from Proto-Bantu *bʊ́á-

PrefixEdit

ba-

  1. of; class 14 possessive concord.

ZuluEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Bantu *bà-.

PrefixEdit

ba-

  1. Class 2 simple noun prefix.

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Nguni *bá-, from Proto-Bantu *bá-.

PrefixEdit

ba-

  1. they; class 2 subject concord.
  2. them; class 2 object concord.

Etymology 3Edit

From Proto-Nguni *bá-, from Proto-Bantu *báá-.

PrefixEdit

ba-

  1. of; class 2 possessive concord.

Etymology 4Edit

From Proto-Nguni *bá-, from Proto-Bantu *bʊ́á-

PrefixEdit

ba-

  1. of; class 14 possessive concord.