-me-

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English[edit]

Infix[edit]

-me-

  1. (pharmacology) a shortened allomorph of the monoclonal antibody affix -mel-, used before the affixes -xi- and -zu- for ease of pronunciation

Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the same root as -maliza (to finish).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Infix[edit]

-me-

  1. (in active verbs) perfect aspect marker
    wamekwenda zaothey have left
    nilikuwa nimekisomaI had read it
  2. (in stative verbs) stative aspect marker
    wemelalathey are asleep
    umechelewayou are late

Conjugation[edit]

See also[edit]

Swahili TAM markers
Initial
Positive infinitive ku-/kw-1
Negative infinitive kuto-
Habitual hu-1
Telegrammic ka-1
Final
General (positive indicative) -a
Positive subjunctive -e
Negative present -i
Second person plural -ni
Infix position
positive subject concord
Positive past -li-
Positive present -na-
Positive future -ta-
Negative subjunctive -si-1
Positive present conditional -nge-
Negative present conditional -singe-
Positive past conditional -ngali-
Negative past conditional -singali-
Gnomic -a-1
Perfect -me-
"Already" past -lisha-
"Already" present -mesha-/-sha-
"If/When" -ki-1
"If not" -sipo-
Consecutive -ka-1
Infix position
negative subject concord
Negative past -ku-1
Negative future -ta-
"Not yet" -ja-1
Negative present conditional -nge-
Negative past conditional -ngali-
Relative
Past -li-
Present -na-
Future -taka-
Negative -si-
1 Can take stress and therefore does not require -ku-/-kw- in monosyllabic verbs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carl Meinhof (1906) Grundzüge einer vergleichenden Grammatik der Bantusprachen, Dietrich Reimer, page 73