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AzerbaijaniEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Persian نا(na).

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): [nɑ]

PrefixEdit

na-

  1. (rarely productive) non-, un-.
    Synonyms: bi-, -siz

Derived termsEdit


ChichewaEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

ná-

  1. Prefixed to a traditional Chewa clan name to denote a woman belonging to that clan.

CurripacoEdit

PrefixEdit

na-

  1. third person plural agent marker

ReferenceEdit

  • Swintha Danielsen, Tania Granadillo, Agreement in two Arawak languages, in The Typology of Semantic Alignment (edited by Mark Donohue, Søren Wichmann) (2008, →ISBN, page 398

CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From na.

PrefixEdit

na-

  1. A prefix, often used where English would use a phrasal verb with on.

Derived termsEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Derived from the preposition na

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

PrefixEdit

na-

  1. after

AntonymsEdit

voor-

Derived termsEdit


TagalogEdit

PrefixEdit

na-

  1. Used to form complete aspects of verbs prefixed with ma-

ná-

  1. (Batangas) Used to form progressive aspects of verbs prefixed with um- or infixed with -um-
    Nakain siya ng isda.
    He/She is eating fish

Usage notesEdit

The Batangas dialect prefix, when written, is generally a source of confusion and mockery for the majority of Tagalog speakers, but the two actually differ by pronunciation. The na-, where it indicates a perfective aspect, is pronounced without stress, while the na- prefix, where it indicates a progressive aspect in the Batangas dialect, is pronounced with stress.


ZuluEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

na-

  1. with, in company of
  2. (with subject concord) to have

Usage notesEdit

The meaning "have" can be analysed more literally as "to be with". In the negative, a- is prefixed to the subject concord, and the initial vowel of the noun prefix is dropped:

  • Nginekati.I have a cat.
  • Anginakati.I don't have a cat.

ConjunctionEdit

na-

  1. and (joining individual words)
    Synonym: futhi
  2. also, too
    Synonym: futhi
  3. even (implying an extreme example)

ReferencesEdit