Translation of whom in Northern Sotho

whom

yo … mo

pronoun

  • 1

    yo … mo
    ‘The man to whom I gave the book is my father’ Monna yo ke mo filego puku ke tate
  • 2

    mang
    bomang
    ‘To whom did you give the bread?’ Ke mang yo o mo filego borotho?

Usage

The relative pronoun "who(m)" is not translated by one word in Northern Sotho, but by means of a relative structure, consisting of the demonstrative [DEM], followed by the subject concord [SC], which is in turn followed by the object concord [OC]. The suffix "-go" will appear on the verb that follows.