isi-, prefix

/isi/
A Xhosa and Zulu singular noun prefix found in some words originating in these languages.
Note:
In Xhosa and Zulu, the plural of words beginning isi- is formed by replacing this prefix with izi-. In South African English this pattern is not always observed, the plural sometimes being formed by adding the English plural suffix -s to the singular form; less often, the singular form is used, unchanged, as a plural. See also izi-.
A Xhosa and Zulu singular noun prefix found in some words originating in these languages.