kwa-

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See also: kwa, Kwa, and -kʷa

Mohawk[edit]

Prefix[edit]

kwa-

  1. pronominal prefix for
    I ____ you (pl.)

Alternative forms[edit]

- Initial consonant
Environment t/s/h/k n/r/w/’ a e/en o/on i y
Word-Initial kwa- kwa- kw- kw- ti- kwen- kwa-

References[edit]

  • Nora Deering; Helga H. Delisle (1976) Mohawk: A teaching grammar (preliminary version), Quebec: Manitou College, pages 383

Northern Ndebele[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *kʊ́á-.

Prefix[edit]

kwa-

  1. of; class 15 possessive concord.

Southern Ndebele[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *kʊ́á-.

Prefix[edit]

kwa-

  1. of; class 15 possessive concord.

Swahili[edit]

Prefix[edit]

kwa-

  1. Contraction of ku- + -a- (ku class(XV/XVII) gnomic).

Swazi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *kʊ́á-.

Prefix[edit]

kwa-

  1. of; class 15 possessive concord.

Tocharian B[edit]

Verb[edit]

kwa-

  1. to call out
  2. to invite

Further reading[edit]

  • Adams, Douglas Q. (2013) A Dictionary of Tocharian B: Revised and Greatly Enlarged (Leiden Studies in Indo-European; 10), Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, →ISBN

Xhosa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *kʊ́á-.

Prefix[edit]

kwa-

  1. of; class 15 possessive concord.

Zulu[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *kʊ́á-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

kwa-

  1. of; class 15 possessive concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *kʊ́á-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

kwa-

  1. of; class 17 possessive concord.
  2. at/to/from the home/place of
Usage notes[edit]

When used as sense 2, kwa- attaches to the noun without its augment. Hence kwamfundisi (at the reverend's house) rather than *komfundisi. When attached to pronouns, the pronouns take the possessive combining form when it exists (-ithu instead of -thi and so on).

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