ku-

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay ku-, from ku, shortened form of aku, from Proto-Malayic *aku, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *aku, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *aku, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *aku, from Proto-Austronesian *aku.

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ku-

  1. I (personal pronoun)

Malay[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ku, shortened form of aku, from Proto-Malayic *aku, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *aku, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *aku, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *aku, from Proto-Austronesian *aku.

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ku- (Jawi spelling کو-, Informal, rough even towards older people)

  1. I (personal pronoun)
    Kutahu.
    I know.

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Phuthi[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *kú-, from Proto-Bantu *kʊ̀-.

Prefix[edit]

ku-

  1. you; second-person singular object concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *úku-, from Proto-Bantu *kʊ́-kʊ̀-.

Prefix[edit]

ku-

  1. Class 15 noun prefix; forms the infinitive of verbs.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *kú-, from Proto-Bantu *kʊ́-.

Prefix[edit]

ku-

  1. it; class 15 subject concord.
  2. it; class 15 object concord.

Etymology 4[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *kú-, from Proto-Bantu *kʊ́-.

Prefix[edit]

ku-

  1. it; class 17 subject concord.
  2. it; class 17 object concord.

Swahili[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • kw- (before a vowel)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *kʊ̀-.

Prefix[edit]

ku-

  1. The prefix for noun class 15 denoting verbal infinitives.
    ku- + -fanya = kufanya (to do)
    ku- + -soma = kusoma (to read)
  2. The prefix for noun class 17 denoting a locative that implies movement or indeterminate position.

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Swazi[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *kú-, from Proto-Bantu *kʊ̀-.

Prefix[edit]

ku-

  1. you; second-person singular object concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *úku-, from Proto-Bantu *kʊ́-kʊ̀-.

Prefix[edit]

ku-

  1. Class 15 noun prefix; forms the infinitive of verbs.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *kú-, from Proto-Bantu *kʊ́-.

Prefix[edit]

ku-

  1. it; class 15 subject concord.
  2. it; class 15 object concord.

Etymology 4[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *kú-, from Proto-Bantu *kʊ́-.

Prefix[edit]

ku-

  1. it; class 17 subject concord.
  2. it; class 17 object concord.

Taos[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ku-

  1. (transitive) Second-person singular subject + third person duoplural object.

Xhosa[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *kú-, from Proto-Bantu *kʊ̀-.

Prefix[edit]

ku-

  1. you; second-person singular object concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *kú-, from Proto-Bantu *kʊ́-.

Prefix[edit]

ku-

  1. it; class 15 subject concord.
  2. it; class 15 object concord.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *kú-, from Proto-Bantu *kʊ́-.

Prefix[edit]

ku-

  1. it; class 17 subject concord.
  2. it; class 17 object concord.

Zulu[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *kú-, from Proto-Bantu *kʊ̀-.

Prefix[edit]

ku-

  1. you; second-person singular object concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *kʊ̀-.

Prefix[edit]

ku-

  1. Class 15 simple noun prefix.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *kú-, from Proto-Bantu *kʊ́-.

Prefix[edit]

ku-

  1. it; class 15 subject concord.
  2. it; class 15 object concord.

Etymology 4[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *kʊ̀-.

Prefix[edit]

ku-

  1. Class 17 simple noun prefix.

Etymology 5[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *kú-, from Proto-Bantu *kʊ́-.

Prefix[edit]

ku-

  1. it; class 17 subject concord.
  2. it; class 17 object concord.

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