ili-

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See also: ili, ílį́, iḻi, and -ili

Xhosa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *íli-, from Proto-Bantu *dɪ́-, plus augment. Originally the pronominal and verbal concord, it displaced the older Bantu noun prefix *ì-. The tone was lowered by analogy with other noun prefixes.

Prefix[edit]

ili-

  1. Class 5 noun prefix.

Usage notes[edit]

The variant form i- is used before stems of more than one syllable.


Zulu[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ili-

  1. Archaic form of i-.

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