Ukuhunyushwa kwe its e isiZulu

its

[PC+]wo

isabizwanaPlural their

  • 1

    [PC+]wo
    [PC+]yo
    [PC+]lo
    [PC+]so
    [PC+]zo
    ‘The car overturned and landed on its roof’ Imoto iginqike yahlala ngokhakhayi lwayo.
  • 2

    [+OC+]
    ‘He struck the pigeon with a stone and broke its wing’ Walishaya ijuba ngetshe walephula iphiko.

Usage

In isiZulu, the concept its is typically formed by combining any of the singular possessive concords (PCs) with a possessive stem (Pstem) from classes 3 to 11. See Table 7 in the mini-grammar, as well as the section on possessive pronouns there. In verbs, it can also appear as an object concord (OC). See Tables 4 and 5 in the mini-grammar.