khona

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Nguni [Term?].

Pronoun[edit]

khoná

  1. it; class 15 absolute pronoun.
Inflection[edit]
Stem -kho, poss. stem -khó
Full form khoná
Locative kukho
Full form khoná
Locative kukho
Copulative yikho
Possessive forms
Modifier Substantive
Class 1 wakho owakho
Class 2 bakho abakho
Class 3 wakho owakho
Class 4 yakho eyakho
Class 5 lakho elakho
Class 6 akho awakho
Class 7 sakho esakho
Class 8 zakho ezakho
Class 9 yakho eyakho
Class 10 zakho ezakho
Class 11 lwakho olwakho
Class 14 bakho obakho
Class 15 kwakho okwakho
Class 17 kwakho okwakho

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Nguni [Term?].

Pronoun[edit]

khoná

  1. it; class 17 absolute pronoun.
Usage notes[edit]

Class 17 is a default or non-specific class. It is used when referring to an object of an unknown class.

Inflection[edit]
Stem -kho, poss. stem -khó
Full form khoná
Locative kukho
Full form khoná
Locative kukho
Copulative yikho
Possessive forms
Modifier Substantive
Class 1 wakho owakho
Class 2 bakho abakho
Class 3 wakho owakho
Class 4 yakho eyakho
Class 5 lakho elakho
Class 6 akho awakho
Class 7 sakho esakho
Class 8 zakho ezakho
Class 9 yakho eyakho
Class 10 zakho ezakho
Class 11 lwakho olwakho
Class 14 bakho obakho
Class 15 kwakho okwakho
Class 17 kwakho okwakho

Adverb[edit]

khoná

  1. there, present (unspecific, non-deictic)
  2. (with an adverb of place or time) right, just
Usage notes[edit]

When used negatively, the shorter form kho is used.

Conjunction[edit]

khoná

  1. so that, in order that [+participial]
  2. although, notwithstanding that [+participial]
  3. when [+participial]

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