khulu

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Northern Ndebele[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni [Term?], from Proto-Bantu *-kʊ́dʊ́.

Adjective[edit]

-khulu?

  1. Grandfather

Inflection[edit]

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.


Swazi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni [Term?], from Proto-Bantu *-kʊ́dʊ́.

Adjective[edit]

-khûlu

  1. old man

Inflection[edit]

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

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Xhosa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni [Term?], from Proto-Bantu *-kʊ́dʊ́.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

-khûlu

  1. big, large

Inflection[edit]

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.


Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni [Term?], from Proto-Bantu *-kʊ́dʊ́.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

-khûlu

  1. big, large
  2. main, most important

Inflection[edit]

Adjective concord, tone class HH
Modifier Copulative
positive negative positive negative
1st singular engimkhulu engingemkhulu ngimkhulu angimkhulu
2nd singular omkhulu ongemkhulu umkhulu awumkhulu
1st plural esibakhulu esingebakhulu sibakhulu asibakhulu
2nd plural enibakhulu eningebakhulu nibakhulu anibakhulu
Class 1 omkhulu ongemkhulu mkhulu akamkhulu
Class 2 abakhulu abangebakhulu bakhulu ababakhulu
Class 3 omkhulu ongemkhulu mkhulu awumkhulu
Class 4 emikhulu engemikhulu mikhulu ayimikhulu
Class 5 elikhulu elingelikhulu likhulu alilikhulu
Class 6 amakhulu angemakhulu makhulu awamakhulu
Class 7 esikhulu esingesikhulu sikhulu asisikhulu
Class 8 ezinkulu ezingezinkulu zinkulu azizinkulu
Class 9 enkulu engenkulu, engeyinkulu inkulu, yinkulu ayiyinkulu
Class 10 ezinkulu ezingezinkulu zinkulu azizinkulu
Class 11 olukhulu olungelukhulu lukhulu alulukhulu
Class 14 obukhulu obungebukhulu bukhulu abubukhulu
Class 15 okukhulu okungekukhulu kukhulu akukukhulu
Class 17 okukhulu okungekukhulu kukhulu akukukhulu

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