ki-

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From interrogative and relative pronouns of European languages, such as French (qui, que, quoi, quel, quand, comment, combien), Italian (che), Russian (кто, как, какой, куда, когда)

Prefix[edit]

ki-

  1. wh-, what (interrogative/relative correlative prefix)

Derived terms[edit]


Haitian Creole[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ki-

  1. what, which (interrogative prefix)

Hungarian[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ki-

  1. A verb prefix indicating actions with outward direction or actions aiming fulfillment.
    megy (to go) → kimegy (to exit)

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Pipil[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ki-

  1. (personal) it, her, him, third-person singular object marker.
    Te kikak aka
    Nobody heard it/him/her

Usage notes[edit]

  • When the prefix "-ki-" is being preceded by a subject marker o followed by an initial "i" in the verb, it loses its own i and becomes just "-k-", as in this example:
Nikneki se kinia
I want (it) a banana

See also[edit]

  • yaja (personal pronoun)

Swahili[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *ki-.

Prefix[edit]

ki- (plural vi-)

  1. The prefix for noun class 7 denoting artefacts (objects made by humans).
    1. Forms the name of a language.
    KiswahiliSwahili language
    KiingerezaEnglish language
    1. Forms a diminutive indicating that something is small or has a physical defect.
    kitotobaby (diminutive of mtoto))
    kilemaa crippled person (physical defect)

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