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Related to nia (“I, me”).
- (prefixed to nouns, used before consonants) my
- (prefixed to verbs, used before consonants) I
- (prefixed to verbs, used before consonants) I (exclusive we)
- nd- (used before vowels)
- Used to negate the pronoun or adverb which follows it, yielding the same part of speech
- ny- (before a vowel)
n- (plural n-)
- The prefix for noun class 9 denoting animals and miscellaneous nouns.
- Used as a class for foreign borrowings that cannot fit other classes morphologically.
- The prefix for noun class 10 denoting the plurals of noun class 9 and noun class 11.
Except for nouns where the stem is of one syllable, n can only be followed by g, d, j, y, and z in Swahili. As a result of this, when the stem starts with a vowel, n- changes to ny-, when it starts with a b or v it changes to a m, and *nw, *nl, and *nr becomes mb, nd, and nd respectively. In front of any stems where these rules cannot be applied, it disappears.
n- (basic noun prefix)
- Basic (augmentless) form of in-