ba-

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Amasi[edit]

Noun[edit]

ba-

  1. a plural prefix

References[edit]

  • Africana Marburgensia (1973)

Hausa[edit]

Prefix[edit]

bà-

  1. A prefix indicating ethnic or geographical origin or, less often, someone's trade.

Nzadi[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ba-

  1. A clitic added to the plural forms of nouns that are identical to the singular forms in order to mark plurality explicitly.
    1. Added to the plural forms of some nouns that do have distinct plural forms in order to express that various individuals are meant.

Further reading[edit]

  • Crane, Thera; Larry Hyman; Simon Nsielanga Tukumu (2011) A grammar of Nzadi [B.865]: a Bantu language of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, →ISBN

Phuthi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *bá-, from Proto-Bantu *bá-.

Prefix[edit]

ba-

  1. they; class 2 subject concord.
  2. them; class 2 object concord.

Swazi[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *ába-, from Proto-Bantu *bá-bà-.

Prefix[edit]

ba-

  1. Class 2 noun prefix.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *bá-, from Proto-Bantu *bá-.

Prefix[edit]

ba-

  1. they; class 2 subject concord.
  2. them; class 2 object concord.

Xhosa[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *bá-, from Proto-Bantu *bá-.

Prefix[edit]

ba-

  1. they; class 2 subject concord.
  2. them; class 2 object concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *bá-, from Proto-Bantu *báá-.

Prefix[edit]

ba-

  1. of; class 2 possessive concord.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *bá-, from Proto-Bantu *bʊ́á-

Prefix[edit]

ba-

  1. of; class 14 possessive concord.

Zulu[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *bà-.

Prefix[edit]

ba-

  1. Class 2 simple noun prefix.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *bá-, from Proto-Bantu *bá-.

Prefix[edit]

ba-

  1. they; class 2 subject concord.
  2. them; class 2 object concord.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *bá-, from Proto-Bantu *báá-.

Prefix[edit]

ba-

  1. of; class 2 possessive concord.

Etymology 4[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *bá-, from Proto-Bantu *bʊ́á-

Prefix[edit]

ba-

  1. of; class 14 possessive concord.