Northern NdebeleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nguni [Term?], from Proto-Bantu *-kʊ́dʊ́.

AdjectiveEdit

-khûlu

  1. Grandfather

InflectionEdit

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.


Southern NdebeleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nguni [Term?], from Proto-Bantu *-kʊ́dʊ́.

AdjectiveEdit

-khûlu

  1. big, large

InflectionEdit

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.


SwaziEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nguni [Term?], from Proto-Bantu *-kʊ́dʊ́.

AdjectiveEdit

-khûlu

  1. old man

InflectionEdit

Adjective concord, tone HH
Modifier Copulative
1st singular lengimkhulu ngimkhulu
2nd singular lomkhulu umkhulu
1st plural lesibakhulu sibakhulu
2nd plural lenibakhulu nibakhulu
Class 1 lomkhulu mkhulu
Class 2 labakhulu bakhulu
Class 3 lomkhulu mkhulu
Class 4 lemikhulu mikhulu
Class 5 lelikhulu likhulu
Class 6 lamakhulu makhulu
Class 7 lesikhulu sikhulu
Class 8 letinkhulu tinkhulu
Class 9 lenkhulu inkhulu
Class 10 letinkhulu tinkhulu
Class 11 lolukhulu lukhulu
Class 14 lobukhulu bukhulu
Class 15 lokukhulu kukhulu
Class 17 lokukhulu kukhulu

Derived termsEdit


XhosaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nguni [Term?], from Proto-Bantu *-kʊ́dʊ́.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

-khûlu

  1. big, large

InflectionEdit

Adjective concord, tone HH
Modifier Copulative
positive negative positive negative
1st singular endimkhulu endingemkhulu ndimkhulu andimkhulu
2nd singular omkhulu ongemkhulu umkhulu awumkhulu
1st plural esibakhulu esingebakhulu sibakhulu asibakhulu
2nd plural enibakhulu eningebakhulu nibakhulu anibakhulu
Class 1 omkhulu ongemkhulu mkhulu akamkhulu
Class 2 abakhulu abangebakhulu bakhulu ababakhulu
Class 3 omkhulu ongemkhulu mkhulu awumkhulu
Class 4 emikhulu engemikhulu mikhulu ayimikhulu
Class 5 elikhulu elingelikhulu likhulu alilikhulu
Class 6 amakhulu angemakhulu makhulu awamakhulu
Class 7 esikhulu esingesikhulu sikhulu asisikhulu
Class 8 ezinkulu ezingezinkulu zinkulu azizinkulu
Class 9 enkulu engenkulu inkulu ayiyinkulu
Class 10 ezinkulu ezingezinkulu zinkulu azizinkulu
Class 11 olukhulu olungelukhulu lukhulu alulukhulu
Class 14 obukhulu obungebukhulu bukhulu abubukhulu
Class 15 okukhulu okungekukhulu kukhulu akukukhulu
Class 17 okukhulu okungekukhulu kukhulu akukukhulu

ZuluEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nguni [Term?], from Proto-Bantu *-kʊ́dʊ́.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

-khûlu

  1. big, large
  2. main, most important

InflectionEdit

Adjective concord, tone HH
Modifier Copulative
positive negative positive negative
1st singular engimkhulu engingemkhulu ngimkhulu angimkhulu
2nd singular omkhulu ongemkhulu umkhulu awumkhulu
1st plural esibakhulu esingebakhulu sibakhulu asibakhulu
2nd plural enibakhulu eningebakhulu nibakhulu anibakhulu
Class 1 omkhulu ongemkhulu mkhulu akamkhulu
Class 2 abakhulu abangebakhulu bakhulu ababakhulu
Class 3 omkhulu ongemkhulu mkhulu awumkhulu
Class 4 emikhulu engemikhulu mikhulu ayimikhulu
Class 5 elikhulu elingelikhulu likhulu alilikhulu
Class 6 amakhulu angemakhulu makhulu awamakhulu
Class 7 esikhulu esingesikhulu sikhulu asisikhulu
Class 8 ezinkulu ezingezinkulu zinkulu azizinkulu
Class 9 enkulu engenkulu, engeyinkulu inkulu, yinkulu ayiyinkulu
Class 10 ezinkulu ezingezinkulu zinkulu azizinkulu
Class 11 olukhulu olungelukhulu lukhulu alulukhulu
Class 14 obukhulu obungebukhulu bukhulu abubukhulu
Class 15 okukhulu okungekukhulu kukhulu akukukhulu
Class 17 okukhulu okungekukhulu kukhulu akukukhulu

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit