Summary of Noun Classes in isiNdebele

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Lamhla, let us look at a summary of the noun classes in isiNdebele. Once you know these noun classes, you will be able to use any noun. For more about each noun class, we now have 27 lessons up for you to learn isiNdebele formally:

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Kulungile, nans' amaNoun Classes with words for singular/ plural:
  • Um (or Umu)/ Aba - for example umfana/ abafana, umuntu/ abantu,
  • U/O - ubaba/ obaba, umama/ omama,
  • Um (or Umu)/ Imi - umfula, umuthi/ imifula, imithi,
  • I (or Ili)/ Ama - ijaha, ilitshe/ amajaha, amatshe,
  • Is (or Isi)/ Iz (or Izi) - isalukazi, isitsha/ izalukazi, izitsha,
  • Im (or In)/ Izim (or izin) - imvu, inja/ izimvu, izinja,
  • U (or Ulu)/ Im (or In, or Izin) - ubhalu, ukhezo, uluthi/ imbalu, inkezo, izinti,
  • Ubu (both singular and plural) - ubunyonyo (ant or ants)
  • Uku - ukudla (food)


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