ndio

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Mori Bawah[edit]

Verb[edit]

ndio

  1. (stative) to be over here, somewhere near the speaker

References[edit]

  • The Austronesian Languages of Asia and Madagascar (2013, →ISBN, page 695-6

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ndi- +‎ o, literally "it is (we/you all/them/it/those)"

Verb[edit]

ndio

  1. inflection of ndi-:
    1. first-person plural object
    2. second-person plural object
    3. third-person plural object
    4. m-wa class object inflected plural
    5. m-mi class object inflected singular
    6. u class object inflected

Interjection[edit]

ndio

  1. yes (literally "it is it")

See also[edit]

Emphatic copula forms:

Pronominals 1s 2s 3s 1p 2p 3p
Positive ndimi, ndiye ndiwe, ndiye ndiye ndisi, ndio ndinyi, ndio ndio
Negative simi, siye siwe, siye siye sio, sisi* sinyi, siyo sio
Classes c1 c2/c3/c11/c14 c4/c6/c9 c5 c7 c8 c10 c15 c16 c17
Positive ndiye ndio ndiyo ndilo ndicho ndivyo ndizo ndiko ndipo ndimo
Negative siye sio siyo silo sicho sivyo sizo siko sipo simo

* The form sisi "it is not us" is not frequently used as it is identical to the pronoun sisi "we", "us". Instead it is virtually always replaced with sio.