njani

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Tumbuka[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

njani

  1. (interrogative) what

Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ɲdʒaːní/

Relative[edit]

-njaní

  1. how
    Impelasonto yakhe ibinjani?
    How was your weekend?
  2. what kind of
    Uthanda umculo onjani?
    What kind of music do you like?

Inflection[edit]

Relative concord, tone LH
Modifier Copulative
positive negative positive negative
1st singular enginjani engingenjani nginjani anginjani
2nd singular onjani ongenjani unjani awunjani
1st plural esinjani esingenjani sinjani asinjani
2nd plural eninjani eningenjani ninjani aninjani
Class 1 onjani ongenjani unjani akanjani
Class 2 abanjani abangenjani banjani abanjani
Class 3 onjani ongenjani unjani awunjani
Class 4 enjani engenjani injani ayinjani
Class 5 elinjani elingenjani linjani alinjani
Class 6 anjani angenjani anjani awanjani
Class 7 esinjani esingenjani sinjani asinjani
Class 8 ezinjani ezingenjani zinjani azinjani
Class 9 enjani engenjani injani ayinjani
Class 10 ezinjani ezingenjani zinjani azinjani
Class 11 olunjani olungenjani lunjani alunjani
Class 14 obunjani obungenjani bunjani abunjani
Class 15 okunjani okungenjani kunjani akunjani
Class 17 okunjani okungenjani kunjani akunjani

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

C. M. Doke; B. W. Vilakazi (1972) , “-njani”, in Zulu-English Dictionary, →ISBN: “-njani