umfana

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Noun[edit]

úḿfána class 1 (plural báfána class 2)

  1. boy

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From umufo +‎ -ana.

Noun[edit]

umfana? class 1 (plural abafana class 2)

  1. boy
  2. young man

Inflection[edit]

Class 1/2
Singular Plural
Full form umfana abafana
Locative kumfana kubafana
Singular Plural
Full form umfana abafana
Simple form mfana bafana
Locative kumfana kubafana
Copulative ngumfana ngabafana
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
Modifier Substantive Modifier Substantive
Class 1 womfana owomfana wabafana owabafana
Class 2 bomfana abomfana babafana ababafana
Class 3 womfana owomfana wabafana owabafana
Class 4 yomfana eyomfana yabafana eyabafana
Class 5 lomfana elomfana labafana elabafana
Class 6 omfana awomfana abafana awabafana
Class 7 somfana esomfana sabafana esabafana
Class 8 zomfana ezomfana zabafana ezabafana
Class 9 yomfana eyomfana yabafana eyabafana
Class 10 zomfana ezomfana zabafana ezabafana
Class 11 lwomfana olwomfana lwabafana olwabafana
Class 14 bomfana obomfana babafana obabafana
Class 15 kwomfana okwomfana kwabafana okwabafana
Class 17 kwomfana okwomfana kwabafana okwabafana

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