Want to see your ad here? Read about Sponsored Links.
Most of the rules for modifying words in Xhosa are pretty straightforward. The passive of a verb is formed by adding "-wa" to the end (bhatala means pay, bhatalwa means paid). To say "at" or "in", you add an "e-" to the beginning of a noun and and "-eni" to the end (umoya means wind, emoyeni means in the wind). No problem, right?
In Xhosa, certain consonants change when words get modified. I would expect the passive of bamba (catch) to be bambwa, but it is actually banjwa (caught). This can be confusing at first, but if you learn five rules, it will help you out a lot. Here are those rules, and some example phrases / sentences that may help.
|Home||Instructions||Articles||Izaci||About Us||Thank You||Forum|
|Contact Us||Sitemap||Phrases||RSS Feeds||Sponsors||Resources||Admin|