DSAE test file

im-, prefix

/im/
A singular noun prefix common to the Nguni languages and found in some words originating in these languages.
Note:
In the Nguni languages, the plural of a word beginning im- is formed by replacing the prefix with ama-, ii-, iim-, or izim-; in South African English this pattern is not always observed, and the plural is sometimes formed by the addition of the English plural suffix -s to the singular form. See also ama-, ii-, and izim-.
A singular noun prefix common to the Nguni languages and found in some words originating in these languages.