beletha

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Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from Proto-Bantu *m̀bèdɪ̀ with the verbalizing suffix -th.

Verb[edit]

-beletha

  1. (transitive) to carry on one's back, to carry piggyback
  2. (intransitive) to bear, to give birth

Inflection[edit]

Tone L
Infinitive ukubeletha
Positive Negative
Infinitive ukubeletha ukungabelethi
Imperative
Simple + object concord
Singular beletha -belethe
Plural belethani -beletheni
Present
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngiyabeletha, ngibeletha engibelethayo, engibeletha ngibeletha angibelethi engingabelethi ngingabelethi
2nd singular uyabeletha, ubeletha obelethayo, obeletha ubeletha awubelethi ongabelethi ungabelethi
1st plural siyabeletha, sibeletha esibelethayo, esibeletha sibeletha asibelethi esingabelethi singabelethi
2nd plural niyabeletha, nibeletha enibelethayo, enibeletha nibeletha anibelethi eningabelethi ningabelethi
Class 1 uyabeletha, ubeletha obelethayo, obeletha ebeletha akabelethi ongabelethi engabelethi
Class 2 bayabeletha, babeletha ababelethayo, ababeletha bebeletha ababelethi abangabelethi bengabelethi
Class 3 uyabeletha, ubeletha obelethayo, obeletha ubeletha awubelethi ongabelethi ungabelethi
Class 4 iyabeletha, ibeletha ebelethayo, ebeletha ibeletha ayibelethi engabelethi ingabelethi
Class 5 liyabeletha, libeletha elibelethayo, elibeletha libeletha alibelethi elingabelethi lingabelethi
Class 6 ayabeletha, abeletha abelethayo, abeletha ebeletha awabelethi angabelethi engabelethi
Class 7 siyabeletha, sibeletha esibelethayo, esibeletha sibeletha asibelethi esingabelethi singabelethi
Class 8 ziyabeletha, zibeletha ezibelethayo, ezibeletha zibeletha azibelethi ezingabelethi zingabelethi
Class 9 iyabeletha, ibeletha ebelethayo, ebeletha ibeletha ayibelethi engabelethi ingabelethi
Class 10 ziyabeletha, zibeletha ezibelethayo, ezibeletha zibeletha azibelethi ezingabelethi zingabelethi
Class 11 luyabeletha, lubeletha olubelethayo, olubeletha lubeletha alubelethi olungabelethi lungabelethi
Class 14 buyabeletha, bubeletha obubelethayo, obubeletha bubeletha abubelethi obungabelethi bungabelethi
Class 15 kuyabeletha, kubeletha okubelethayo, okubeletha kubeletha akubelethi okungabelethi kungabelethi
Class 17 kuyabeletha, kubeletha okubelethayo, okubeletha kubeletha akubelethi okungabelethi kungabelethi
Recent past
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngibelethile, ngibelethē engibelethile, engibelethē ngibelethile, ngibelethē angibelethanga engingabelethanga ngingabelethanga
2nd singular ubelethile, ubelethē obelethile, obelethē ubelethile, ubelethē awubelethanga ongabelethanga ungabelethanga
1st plural sibelethile, sibelethē esibelethile, esibelethē sibelethile, sibelethē asibelethanga esingabelethanga singabelethanga
2nd plural nibelethile, nibelethē enibelethile, enibelethē nibelethile, nibelethē anibelethanga eningabelethanga ningabelethanga
Class 1 ubelethile, ubelethē obelethile, obelethē ebelethile, ebelethē akabelethanga ongabelethanga engabelethanga
Class 2 babelethile, babelethē ababelethile, ababelethē bebelethile, bebelethē ababelethanga abangabelethanga bengabelethanga
Class 3 ubelethile, ubelethē obelethile, obelethē ubelethile, ubelethē awubelethanga ongabelethanga ungabelethanga
Class 4 ibelethile, ibelethē ebelethile, ebelethē ibelethile, ibelethē ayibelethanga engabelethanga ingabelethanga
Class 5 libelethile, libelethē elibelethile, elibelethē libelethile, libelethē alibelethanga elingabelethanga lingabelethanga
Class 6 abelethile, abelethē abelethile, abelethē ebelethile, ebelethē awabelethanga angabelethanga engabelethanga
Class 7 sibelethile, sibelethē esibelethile, esibelethē sibelethile, sibelethē asibelethanga esingabelethanga singabelethanga
Class 8 zibelethile, zibelethē ezibelethile, ezibelethē zibelethile, zibelethē azibelethanga ezingabelethanga zingabelethanga
Class 9 ibelethile, ibelethē ebelethile, ebelethē ibelethile, ibelethē ayibelethanga engabelethanga ingabelethanga
Class 10 zibelethile, zibelethē ezibelethile, ezibelethē zibelethile, zibelethē azibelethanga ezingabelethanga zingabelethanga
Class 11 lubelethile, lubelethē olubelethile, olubelethē lubelethile, lubelethē alubelethanga olungabelethanga lungabelethanga
Class 14 bubelethile, bubelethē obubelethile, obubelethē bubelethile, bubelethē abubelethanga obungabelethanga bungabelethanga
Class 15 kubelethile, kubelethē okubelethile, okubelethē kubelethile, kubelethē akubelethanga okungabelethanga kungabelethanga
Class 17 kubelethile, kubelethē okubelethile, okubelethē kubelethile, kubelethē akubelethanga okungabelethanga kungabelethanga
Remote past
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngābeletha engābeletha ngābeletha angibelethanga engingabelethanga ngingabelethanga
2nd singular wābeletha owābeletha wābeletha awubelethanga ongabelethanga ungabelethanga
1st plural sābeletha esābeletha sābeletha asibelethanga esingabelethanga singabelethanga
2nd plural nābeletha enābeletha nābeletha anibelethanga eningabelethanga ningabelethanga
Class 1 wābeletha owābeletha ābeletha akabelethanga ongabelethanga engabelethanga
Class 2 bābeletha abābeletha bābeletha ababelethanga abangabelethanga bengabelethanga
Class 3 wābeletha owābeletha wābeletha awubelethanga ongabelethanga ungabelethanga
Class 4 yābeletha eyābeletha yābeletha ayibelethanga engabelethanga ingabelethanga
Class 5 lābeletha elābeletha lābeletha alibelethanga elingabelethanga lingabelethanga
Class 6 ābeletha ābeletha ābeletha awabelethanga angabelethanga engabelethanga
Class 7 sābeletha esābeletha sābeletha asibelethanga esingabelethanga singabelethanga
Class 8 zābeletha ezābeletha zābeletha azibelethanga ezingabelethanga zingabelethanga
Class 9 yābeletha eyābeletha yābeletha ayibelethanga engabelethanga ingabelethanga
Class 10 zābeletha ezābeletha zābeletha azibelethanga ezingabelethanga zingabelethanga
Class 11 lwābeletha olwābeletha lwābeletha alubelethanga olungabelethanga lungabelethanga
Class 14 bābeletha obābeletha bābeletha abubelethanga obungabelethanga bungabelethanga
Class 15 kwābeletha okwābeletha kwābeletha akubelethanga okungabelethanga kungabelethanga
Class 17 kwābeletha okwābeletha kwābeletha akubelethanga okungabelethanga kungabelethanga
Potential
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngingabeletha ngingabeletha ngingebelethe ngingebelethe
2nd singular ungabeletha ungabeletha ungebelethe ungebelethe
1st plural singabeletha singabeletha singebelethe singebelethe
2nd plural ningabeletha ningabeletha ningebelethe ningebelethe
Class 1 angabeletha engabeletha angebelethe engebelethe
Class 2 bangabeletha bengabeletha bangebelethe bengebelethe
Class 3 ungabeletha ungabeletha ungebelethe ungebelethe
Class 4 ingabeletha ingabeletha ingebelethe ingebelethe
Class 5 lingabeletha lingabeletha lingebelethe lingebelethe
Class 6 angabeletha engabeletha angebelethe engebelethe
Class 7 singabeletha singabeletha singebelethe singebelethe
Class 8 zingabeletha zingabeletha zingebelethe zingebelethe
Class 9 ingabeletha ingabeletha ingebelethe ingebelethe
Class 10 zingabeletha zingabeletha zingebelethe zingebelethe
Class 11 lungabeletha lungabeletha lungebelethe lungebelethe
Class 14 bungabeletha bungabeletha bungebelethe bungebelethe
Class 15 kungabeletha kungabeletha kungebelethe kungebelethe
Class 17 kungabeletha kungabeletha kungebelethe kungebelethe
Immediate future
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngizobeletha engizobeletha ngizobeletha angizubeletha engingezubeletha ngingezubeletha
2nd singular uzobeletha ozobeletha uzobeletha awuzubeletha ongezubeletha ungezubeletha
1st plural sizobeletha esizobeletha sizobeletha asizubeletha esingezubeletha singezubeletha
2nd plural nizobeletha enizobeletha nizobeletha anizubeletha eningezubeletha ningezubeletha
Class 1 uzobeletha ozobeletha ezobeletha akazubeletha ongezubeletha engezubeletha
Class 2 bazobeletha abazobeletha bezobeletha abazubeletha abangezubeletha bengezubeletha
Class 3 uzobeletha ozobeletha uzobeletha awuzubeletha ongezubeletha ungezubeletha
Class 4 izobeletha ezobeletha izobeletha ayizubeletha engezubeletha ingezubeletha
Class 5 lizobeletha elizobeletha lizobeletha alizubeletha elingezubeletha lingezubeletha
Class 6 azobeletha azobeletha ezobeletha awazubeletha angezubeletha engezubeletha
Class 7 sizobeletha esizobeletha sizobeletha asizubeletha esingezubeletha singezubeletha
Class 8 zizobeletha ezizobeletha zizobeletha azizubeletha ezingezubeletha zingezubeletha
Class 9 izobeletha ezobeletha izobeletha ayizubeletha engezubeletha ingezubeletha
Class 10 zizobeletha ezizobeletha zizobeletha azizubeletha ezingezubeletha zingezubeletha
Class 11 luzobeletha oluzobeletha luzobeletha aluzubeletha olungezubeletha lungezubeletha
Class 14 buzobeletha obuzobeletha buzobeletha abuzubeletha obungezubeletha bungezubeletha
Class 15 kuzobeletha okuzobeletha kuzobeletha akuzubeletha okungezubeletha kungezubeletha
Class 17 kuzobeletha okuzobeletha kuzobeletha akuzubeletha okungezubeletha kungezubeletha
Remote future
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngiyobeletha engiyobeletha ngiyobeletha angiyubeletha engingeyubeletha ngingeyubeletha
2nd singular uyobeletha oyobeletha uyobeletha awuyubeletha ongeyubeletha ungeyubeletha
1st plural siyobeletha esiyobeletha siyobeletha asiyubeletha esingeyubeletha singeyubeletha
2nd plural niyobeletha eniyobeletha niyobeletha aniyubeletha eningeyubeletha ningeyubeletha
Class 1 uyobeletha oyobeletha eyobeletha akayubeletha ongeyubeletha engeyubeletha
Class 2 bayobeletha abayobeletha beyobeletha abayubeletha abangeyubeletha bengeyubeletha
Class 3 uyobeletha oyobeletha uyobeletha awuyubeletha ongeyubeletha ungeyubeletha
Class 4 iyobeletha eyobeletha iyobeletha ayiyubeletha engeyubeletha ingeyubeletha
Class 5 liyobeletha eliyobeletha liyobeletha aliyubeletha elingeyubeletha lingeyubeletha
Class 6 ayobeletha ayobeletha eyobeletha awayubeletha angeyubeletha engeyubeletha
Class 7 siyobeletha esiyobeletha siyobeletha asiyubeletha esingeyubeletha singeyubeletha
Class 8 ziyobeletha eziyobeletha ziyobeletha aziyubeletha ezingeyubeletha zingeyubeletha
Class 9 iyobeletha eyobeletha iyobeletha ayiyubeletha engeyubeletha ingeyubeletha
Class 10 ziyobeletha eziyobeletha ziyobeletha aziyubeletha ezingeyubeletha zingeyubeletha
Class 11 luyobeletha oluyobeletha luyobeletha aluyubeletha olungeyubeletha lungeyubeletha
Class 14 buyobeletha obuyobeletha buyobeletha abuyubeletha obungeyubeletha bungeyubeletha
Class 15 kuyobeletha okuyobeletha kuyobeletha akuyubeletha okungeyubeletha kungeyubeletha
Class 17 kuyobeletha okuyobeletha kuyobeletha akuyubeletha okungeyubeletha kungeyubeletha
Present subjunctive
Positive Negative
1st singular ngibelethe ngingabelethi
2nd singular ubelethe ungabelethi
1st plural sibelethe singabelethi
2nd plural nibelethe ningabelethi
Class 1 abelethe angabelethi
Class 2 babelethe bangabelethi
Class 3 ubelethe ungabelethi
Class 4 ibelethe ingabelethi
Class 5 libelethe lingabelethi
Class 6 abelethe angabelethi
Class 7 sibelethe singabelethi
Class 8 zibelethe zingabelethi
Class 9 ibelethe ingabelethi
Class 10 zibelethe zingabelethi
Class 11 lubelethe lungabelethi
Class 14 bubelethe bungabelethi
Class 15 kubelethe kungabelethi
Class 17 kubelethe kungabelethi
Past subjunctive
Positive Negative
1st singular ngabeletha ngangabeletha, angabeletha, angangabeletha
2nd singular wabeletha wangabeletha, awabeletha, awangabeletha
1st plural sabeletha sangabeletha, asabeletha, asangabeletha
2nd plural nabeletha nangabeletha, anabeletha, anangabeletha
Class 1 wabeletha wangabeletha, akabeletha, akangabeletha
Class 2 babeletha bangabeletha, ababeletha, abangabeletha
Class 3 wabeletha wangabeletha, awabeletha, awangabeletha
Class 4 yabeletha yangabeletha, ayabeletha, ayangabeletha
Class 5 labeletha langabeletha, alabeletha, alangabeletha
Class 6 abeletha angabeletha, awabeletha, awangabeletha
Class 7 sabeletha sangabeletha, asabeletha, asangabeletha
Class 8 zabeletha zangabeletha, azabeletha, azangabeletha
Class 9 yabeletha yangabeletha, ayabeletha, ayangabeletha
Class 10 zabeletha zangabeletha, azabeletha, azangabeletha
Class 11 lwabeletha lwangabeletha, alwabeletha, alwangabeletha
Class 14 babeletha bangabeletha, ababeletha, abangabeletha
Class 15 kwabeletha kwangabeletha, akwabeletha, akwangabeletha
Class 17 kwabeletha kwangabeletha, akwabeletha, akwangabeletha

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