See also: zi, ZI, Zi., , , , and

Northern NdebeleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *jí-. Originally the prefix of class 10, it replaced the class 8 prefix as well.

PrefixEdit

zi-

  1. they; class 8 subject concord.
  2. them; class 8 object concord.
  3. they; class 10 subject concord.
  4. them; class 10 object concord.

Southern NdebeleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *jí-. Originally the prefix of class 10, it replaced the class 8 prefix as well.

PrefixEdit

zi-

  1. they; class 8 subject concord.
  2. them; class 8 object concord.
  3. they; class 10 subject concord.
  4. them; class 10 object concord.

XhosaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *jí-. Originally the prefix of class 10, it replaced the class 8 prefix as well.

PrefixEdit

zi-

  1. they; class 8 subject concord.
  2. them; class 8 object concord.
  3. they; class 10 subject concord.
  4. them; class 10 object concord.

ZuluEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Bantu *jí-. Originally the pronominal and verbal concord, it displaced the older Bantu noun prefix *bì-. The tone was lowered by analogy with other noun prefixes.

PrefixEdit

zi-

  1. Class 8 simple noun prefix.
  2. Class 10 simple noun prefix, used when preceding a consonant n, m, or l.

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Bantu *jí-. Originally the prefix of class 10, it replaced the class 8 prefix as well.

PrefixEdit

zí-

  1. they; class 8 subject concord.
  2. them; class 8 object concord.
  3. they; class 10 subject concord.
  4. them; class 10 object concord.

ReferencesEdit