tu-

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Kamba[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Prefix[edit]

tu-

  1. we (used for conjugating verbs to the subjective or nominative case of the personal pronoun)

Lushootseed[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Prefix[edit]

tu-

  1. inflectional prefix applied to any lexical category functioning as predicate or complement to indicate past tense

Maquiritari[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

tu-

  1. Allomorph of t- used for stems that begin with a consonant other than w and have a first vowel u.

Inflection[edit]

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Prefix[edit]

tu-

  1. Alternative form of to- (towards)

Etymology 2[edit]

Prefix[edit]

tu-

  1. Alternative form of to- (apart)

Swahili[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *tʊ̀-.

Prefix[edit]

tu-

  1. we, 1st person plural subject concord
    Antonym: hatu-
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *tʊ́-.

Prefix[edit]

tu-

  1. verb-initial form of -tu- (us, 1st person plural object concord)

Tooro[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (before vowels) tw-

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *tʊ̀-.

Prefix[edit]

tu-

  1. we; 1st person plural subject concord
    tu- + ‎-kora (to do) → ‎tukora (we do)
  2. positive imperative form of -tu- (us; 1st person plural object concord)
    tu- + ‎-ha (to give) → ‎tuha (give us)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *tʊ́-.

Prefix[edit]

tu-

  1. class 13 pronominal concord
    tu- + ‎-nu (this, these) → ‎tunu (these (class 13))
  2. they; class 13 subject concord
    tu- + ‎-kora (to do) → ‎tukora (they (class 13) do)
  3. positive imperative form of -tu- (them; class 13 object concord)
    tu- + ‎-ha (to give) → ‎tuha (give them (class 13))

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kaji, Shigeki (2007) A Rutooro Vocabulary[1] (in English), Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), →ISBN, pages 413-414

Uneapa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier *natu- via truncation, from Proto-Oceanic *natu, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *natu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tu-

  1. child

Further reading[edit]

  • Terry Crowley et al, The Oceanic Languages (2013), page 365