umsuka

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Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From umu- +‎ -suka +‎ -a.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

uḿsuká class 3 (plural imísuká class 4)

  1. root, origin
  2. root (of a tooth)
  3. root (of a word)
  4. cause, reason

Inflection[edit]

Class 3/4
Singular Plural
Full form umsuka imisuka
Locative emsukeni emisukeni
Singular Plural
Full form umsuka imisuka
Simple form msuka misuka
Locative emsukeni emisukeni
Copulative ngumsuka yimisuka
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
Modifier Substantive Modifier Substantive
Class 1 womsuka owomsuka wemisuka owemisuka
Class 2 bomsuka abomsuka bemisuka abemisuka
Class 3 womsuka owomsuka wemisuka owemisuka
Class 4 yomsuka eyomsuka yemisuka eyemisuka
Class 5 lomsuka elomsuka lemisuka elemisuka
Class 6 omsuka awomsuka emisuka awemisuka
Class 7 somsuka esomsuka semisuka esemisuka
Class 8 zomsuka ezomsuka zemisuka ezemisuka
Class 9 yomsuka eyomsuka yemisuka eyemisuka
Class 10 zomsuka ezomsuka zemisuka ezemisuka
Class 11 lwomsuka olwomsuka lwemisuka olwemisuka
Class 14 bomsuka obomsuka bemisuka obemisuka
Class 15 kwomsuka okwomsuka kwemisuka okwemisuka
Class 17 kwomsuka okwomsuka kwemisuka okwemisuka

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