si-

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Chuukese[edit]

Prefix[edit]

si-

  1. First-person plural inclusive subject marker for tense modifying adverbs.

Navajo[edit]

Prefix[edit]

si-

  1. my, me

Usage notes[edit]

This is an alternative form of shi- which comes about in some words as a result of coronal harmony. See, for example, sikʼis, sitsilí. This once firm rule has become optional, and today most Navajo speakers actually prefer to ignore the rules of sibilant (coronal) harmony, especially when there is relatively greater distance between the 1st-person shi- and the alveolar sibilant in the root.

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Northern Ndebele[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *si-, from Proto-Bantu *tʊ̀-, via an intermediate form *tɪ̀-.

Prefix[edit]

si-

  1. we; first-person plural subject concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *sí-, from Proto-Bantu *tʊ́-, via an intermediate form *tɪ́-.

Prefix[edit]

si-

  1. us; first-person plural object concord.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *sí-, from Proto-Bantu *kɪ́-.

Prefix[edit]

si-

  1. he, she, it; class 7 subject concord.
  2. him, her, it; class 7 object concord.

Phuthi[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *si-, from Proto-Bantu *tʊ̀-, via an intermediate form *tɪ̀-.

Prefix[edit]

si-

  1. we; first-person plural subject concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *sí-, from Proto-Bantu *tʊ́-, via an intermediate form *tɪ́-.

Prefix[edit]

si-

  1. us; first-person plural object concord.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *ísi-, from Proto-Bantu *kɪ́-kɪ̀-.

Prefix[edit]

si-

  1. Class 7 noun prefix.

Etymology 4[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *sí-, from Proto-Bantu *kɪ́-.

Prefix[edit]

si-

  1. he, she, it; class 7 subject concord.
  2. him, her, it; class 7 object concord.

Swazi[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *si-, from Proto-Bantu *tʊ̀-, via an intermediate form *tɪ̀-.

Prefix[edit]

si-

  1. we; first-person plural subject concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *sí-, from Proto-Bantu *tʊ́-, via an intermediate form *tɪ́-.

Prefix[edit]

si-

  1. us; first-person plural object concord.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *ísi-, from Proto-Bantu *kɪ́-kɪ̀-.

Prefix[edit]

si-

  1. Class 7 noun prefix.

Etymology 4[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *sí-, from Proto-Bantu *kɪ́-.

Prefix[edit]

si-

  1. he, she, it; class 7 subject concord.
  2. him, her, it; class 7 object concord.

Xhosa[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *si-, from Proto-Bantu *tʊ̀-, via an intermediate form *tɪ̀-.

Prefix[edit]

si-

  1. we; first-person plural subject concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *sí-, from Proto-Bantu *tʊ́-, via an intermediate form *tɪ́-.

Prefix[edit]

si-

  1. us; first-person plural object concord.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *sí-, from Proto-Bantu *kɪ́-.

Prefix[edit]

si-

  1. he, she, it; class 7 subject concord.
  2. him, her, it; class 7 object concord.

Zulu[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *si-, from Proto-Bantu *tʊ̀-, via an intermediate form *tɪ̀-.

Prefix[edit]

si-

  1. we; first-person plural subject concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *sí-, from Proto-Bantu *tʊ́-, via an intermediate form *tɪ́-.

Prefix[edit]

si-

  1. us; first-person plural object concord.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *kɪ̀-.

Prefix[edit]

si-

  1. Class 7 simple noun prefix.

Etymology 4[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *sí-, from Proto-Bantu *kɪ́-.

Prefix[edit]

si-

  1. he, she, it; class 7 subject concord.
  2. him, her, it; class 7 object concord.

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