Translation of syllable in isiZulu

syllable

ilunga

nounPlural syllables

Linguistics

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    ilunga
    ‘Usually a syllable is formed by a consonant and a vowel that follow each other’ Ngokuvamile ilunga legama lakhiwa ngongwaqa elandelwa unkamisa.
    ‘The word "abafana" (boys) has four syllables’ Igama "abafana" linamalunga amane.
    • a word or part of a word that has one sound when you say it; and in Zulu also the nasal "m" when pronounced with length
    • igama noma ingxenye yegama enomsindo owodwa uma uliphimisela; naseZulwini umankankane u-"m" lapho ephinyiswa ngobude