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Si ~ We

*-nga- ~ joining word which in this context can be loosely translated into English as “can”.

-enza ~ Do

Ntoni ~ What

*In isiXhosa when the end vowel of one word and beginning vowel of another word are combined, it results in the dropping of one vowel leaving the begging vowel in its place or a new combining vowel taking its place usually ‘e’ or ‘o’.

For example, in the first case, nga + izandla = ngezandla or nga + umntu = ngomntu.

In the second case, nga + amehlo = ngamehlo or nga + enza = ngenza.

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