umqala

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Xhosa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Khoe language. Compare Khoekhoe ǃarab (throat).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

úḿqala 3 (plural ímíqala 4)

  1. throat

Inflection[edit]

This entry needs an inflection-table template.


Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Khoe language. Compare Khoekhoe !arab (throat, gullet).

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /uḿ̩ǃaːla/

Noun[edit]

uḿqala 3 (plural imíqala 4)

  1. neck

Inflection[edit]

Class 3/4
Singular Plural
Full form umqala imiqala
Locative emqaleni emiqaleni
Singular Plural
Full form umqala imiqala
Simple form mqala miqala
Locative emqaleni emiqaleni
Copulative ngumqala yimiqala
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
Modifier Substantive Modifier Substantive
Class 1 womqala owomqala wemiqala owemiqala
Class 2 bomqala abomqala bemiqala abemiqala
Class 3 womqala owomqala wemiqala owemiqala
Class 4 yomqala eyomqala yemiqala eyemiqala
Class 5 lomqala elomqala lemiqala elemiqala
Class 6 omqala awomqala emiqala awemiqala
Class 7 somqala esomqala semiqala esemiqala
Class 8 zomqala ezomqala zemiqala ezemiqala
Class 9 yomqala eyomqala yemiqala eyemiqala
Class 10 zomqala ezomqala zemiqala ezemiqala
Class 11 lomqala olomqala lwemiqala olwemiqala
Class 14 bomqala obomqala bemiqala obemiqala
Class 15 komqala okomqala kwemiqala okwemiqala
Class 17 komqala okomqala kwemiqala okwemiqala

References[edit]

  • C. M. Doke; B. W. Vilakazi (1972), “-qala”, in Zulu-English Dictionary, →ISBN: “-qala (3.2.9.9)”
  • Louw, J.A. (2013), “The Impact of Khoesan on Southern Bantu”, in The Khoesan Languages, Routledge, →ISBN, pages 435-444