Southern NdebeleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nguni [Term?].

PronounEdit

koná

  1. it; class 15 absolute pronoun.

ZuluEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Nguni [Term?].

PronounEdit

khoná

  1. it; class 15 absolute pronoun.
InflectionEdit
Stem -kho, poss. stem -khó
Full form khoná
Locative kúkho
Full form khoná
Locative kúkho
Copulative yíkho
Possessive forms
Modifier Substantive
Class 1 wâkho ówâkho
Class 2 bâkho ábâkho
Class 3 wâkho ówâkho
Class 4 yâkho éyâkho
Class 5 lâkho élâkho
Class 6 âkho áwâkho
Class 7 sâkho ésâkho
Class 8 zâkho ézâkho
Class 9 yâkho éyâkho
Class 10 zâkho ézâkho
Class 11 lwâkho ólwâkho
Class 14 bâkho óbâkho
Class 15 kwâkho ókwâkho
Class 17 kwâkho ókwâkho

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Nguni [Term?].

PronounEdit

khoná

  1. it; class 17 absolute pronoun.
Usage notesEdit

Class 17 is a default or non-specific class. It is used when referring to an object of an unknown class.

InflectionEdit
Stem -kho, poss. stem -khó
Full form khoná
Locative kúkho
Full form khoná
Locative kúkho
Copulative yíkho
Possessive forms
Modifier Substantive
Class 1 wâkho ówâkho
Class 2 bâkho ábâkho
Class 3 wâkho ówâkho
Class 4 yâkho éyâkho
Class 5 lâkho élâkho
Class 6 âkho áwâkho
Class 7 sâkho ésâkho
Class 8 zâkho ézâkho
Class 9 yâkho éyâkho
Class 10 zâkho ézâkho
Class 11 lwâkho ólwâkho
Class 14 bâkho óbâkho
Class 15 kwâkho ókwâkho
Class 17 kwâkho ókwâkho

AdverbEdit

khoná

  1. there, present (unspecific, non-deictic)
  2. (with an adverb of place or time) right, just
Usage notesEdit

When used negatively, the shorter form kho is used.

ConjunctionEdit

khoná

  1. so that, in order that [+participial]
  2. although, notwithstanding that [+participial]
  3. when [+participial]

ReferencesEdit