Translation of sona in English:


it (in particular)

absolute pronoun

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    it (in particular)
    she/he (in particular)
    ‘Sona isizwe sakwaZulu siyobuswa ngubani?’ By whom will the Zulu nation be governed?
    ‘Yiso isipho sakho leso, ngiyakupha’ That is your gift; I am giving it to you


The meaning of this pronoun is not always directly visible in an English translation. When "sona" is preceded by formatives such as "yi-", "si-", "na-" or "ku-", the final emphasizing syllable "-na" is usually deleted. See the second example.