Ukuhunyushwa kwe on e isiZulu

on

e-

isihlanganiso

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    e-
    o-…-ini
    e-
    o-
    ‘Put it down on the floor’ Ibeke phansi emhlabathini.
    ‘I stored the files on my computer’ Ngigcine amafayela ekhompyutheni yami.
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    ku-
    kwi-
    ‘Aids patients need to be on ARVs to control the disease’ Iziguli zengculaza kufanele zibe kumshanguzo ukulawula isifo.
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    nga-
    ‘Our year-end function is on Friday evening’ Umcimbi wethu wokuphetha unyaka ungoLwesihlanu ntambama.

Usage

In isiZulu, the concept on often forms part of the meaning of the verb.

isandiso

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    phezu kwa-
    phezulu
    ‘Make sure the lid is on to make the water boil more quickly’ Qiniseka ukuthi isidikiselo siphezu kwebhodwe ukuze amanzi asheshe abile.
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    -zoba khona
    ‘There was some rain but the match is still on’ Bekunemvula kodwa umdlalo usazoba khona.
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    -vulekile
    ‘Leave your computer on when you go home so that updates can be installed’ Shiya ikhompyutha yakho ivulekile uma usuya ekhaya ukuze kufakwa izinhlelo ezintsha.

Usage

In isiZulu, the concept on often forms part of the meaning of the verb.