There are 3 main translations of e in Northern Sotho

: e1e2e3

e1

he

prefix

  • 1

    (cl. 9)
    he
    it
    she
    ‘Kgoro e fana ka thekgo ya mašeleng. > E fana ka thekgo ya mašeleng’ The department gives financial support. > It gives financial support
  • 2

    (cl. 9, cl. 4)
    they
    ‘Mebila ya ka toropong e tletše ka batho ba go gwanta. > E tletše ka batho ba go gwanta’ The streets in town are full of people who are protesting. > They are full of people who are protesting

Usage

Subject concords of noun classes, here 'e', are not translated when they appear together with the subject in the sentence.

There are 3 main translations of e in Northern Sotho

: e1e2e3

e2

he

  • 1

    he
    it
    she
    they
    ‘E be e le marega ge a hlokafala’ It was winter when she died

There are 3 main translations of e in Northern Sotho

: e1e2e3

e3

her

prefix

  • 1

    (cl. 9)
    her
    him
    it
    ‘Ke rata nama. > Ke a e rata’ I like meat. > I like it
  • 2

    (cl. 9, cl. 4)
    them
    ‘Ngaka ya setšo e epa medu. > Ngaka ya setšo e a e epa’ The traditional healer digs up roots. > The traditional healer digs them up