Ukuhunyushwa kwe their e isiZulu

their

[PC+]bo

possessive determinerher/his/its

  • 1

    [PC+]bo
    [PC+]wo
    [PC+]zo
    ‘Parents are keen to help their children succeed’ Abazali bayathanda ukusiza izingane zabo ukuthi ziphumelele.
  • 2

    [+OC+]
    ‘They were unable to hold back their laughter’ Behluleka wukuyibamba insini.

Usage

In isiZulu, the concept their is typically formed by combining any of the plural possessive concords (PCs) with a possessive stem (Pstem) from classes 2, 3, 6, 8 or 10. 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.