See also: ubu, Ubu, .ubu, .ubu., and ubu.

Northern NdebeleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *bʊ́-bʊ̀-.

PrefixEdit

ubu-

  1. Class 14 noun prefix.

Usage notesEdit

The variant form ub- is used before stems beginning with the vowel o. Before the vowel a, the prefix becomes utshw- or utsh-.


Southern NdebeleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *bʊ́-bʊ̀-.

PrefixEdit

ubu-

  1. Class 14 noun prefix.

Usage notesEdit

The variant form ub- is used before stems beginning with the vowel o. Before the vowel a, the prefix becomes utjw- or utj-.


XhosaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *bʊ́-bʊ̀-.

PrefixEdit

ubu-

  1. Class 14 noun prefix.

Usage notesEdit

The variant form ub- is used before stems beginning with the vowel o. Before the vowel a, the prefix becomes utyw- or uty-.


ZuluEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *bʊ́-bʊ̀-.

PrefixEdit

úbu-

  1. Class 14 noun prefix.

Usage notesEdit

The variant form ub- is used before stems beginning with the vowel o. Before the vowel a, the prefix becomes utshw- or utsh-.

ReferencesEdit