Translation of indirect speech in isiZulu

indirect speech

inkulumo-mbiko

(reported speech)

noun

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    inkulumo-mbiko
    ‘In indirect speech we are not saying exactly what another person has said, so we do not use inverted commas’ Ngokwenkulumo-mbiko asivezi okushiwo umuntu ngqo, ngakho asibasebenzisi osokucaphuna
    • speech or writing that tells us what someone else said