Kukhona izihumusho eziyinhloko ezingu-2 zokuthi his ku-isiZulu

: his1his2

his1

[PC+]khe

isabizwanaPlural their, Plural theirs

  • 1

    [PC+]khe
    [PC+]lo
    [PC+]so
    [PC+]yo
    ‘I went to look for Steve, but his desk was empty’ Ngaya kobheka u-Steve, kodwa ideski lakhe labe lingenamuntu.
  • 2

    [+OC+]
    ‘The thug was charged with assault for violently robbing his victim’ Isigebengu sabekwa icala lokuhlukumeza ngokukhuthuza ngodlame umhlukunyezwa.

Usage

In isiZulu, the concept his is typically formed by combining any of the singular possessive concords (PCs) with a possessive stem (Pstem) from classes 1, 5, 7 or 9. See Table 7 in the mini-grammar, as well as the section on possessive pronouns there. In verbs, it can also appear as the object concord (OC). See Tables 4 and 5 in the mini-grammar.

Kukhona izihumusho eziyinhloko ezingu-2 zokuthi his ku-isiZulu

: his1his2

his2

[relative PC+]khe

isabizwanaPlural their, Plural theirs

  • 1

    [relative PC+]khe
    ‘Is that not Mkhathazi's satchel lying there? I'm sure it's his’ Akuwona nje ujosaka kaMkhathazi lowo olele lapho? Ngiqinisile ukuthi ngowakhe.

Usage

For more examples, see the isiZulu to English side of your dictionary at 'awakhe' (cl. 6), 'elakhe' (cl. 5), 'esakhe' (cl. 7), 'eyakhe' (cl. 4 and 9), 'ezakhe' (cl. 8 and 10), 'okwakhe' (cl. 15 and 17), 'olwakhe' (cl. 11), and 'owakhe' (cl. 1 and 3). These are the frequent forms.