Translation of of in isiZulu

of

[PC+]

preposition

  • 1

    [PC+]
    ‘I tore the sleeve of my shirt while pruning the hedge’ Ngiklebhule umkhono wehembe lami ngesikhathi ngithena uthango.
    ‘The workers will be paid their wages at the end of the week’ Abasebenzi bazokhokhelwa imiholo yabo ekupheleni kwesonto.
    ‘The organization is very concerned about the rights of women’ Inhlangano ikhathazekile ngamalungelo abesifazane.
  • 2

    nga-
    nge-
    ‘I couldn't think of anything to say to her’ Angikwazanga ukucabanga nganoma yini ebengingayisho kuye.
    ‘The wall is made of natural stone’ Lolu donga lwenziwe ngetshe langempela.
  • 3

    ‘The umdoni tree grows to a height of at least six metres’ Isihlahla somdoni sikhula ubude okungenani amamitha ayisithupha.

Usage

The concept of is typically expressed by a possessive concord (PC) in isiZulu; see Table 7 in the mini-grammar. When the -a- of the PC comes into contact with a vowel, the following sound changes take place: a+a>a, a+i>e, a+u>o.