Archive for ‘Xhosa wordnerdery’

September 3rd, 2014

miwa

(Xhosa) To choke (literally, to have been stopped).

September 2nd, 2014

mna

(Xhosa) Me; the ego.

September 1st, 2014

ti

(Xhosa) Be gone!

August 31st, 2014

ti

(Xhosa) Tea.

August 30th, 2014

phuthuphuthu

(Xhosa) To do something hurriedly or in a rush (phuthu = excellence; doubled, it suggests haste).

August 29th, 2014

phuthu

(Xhosa) Excellent, in fine shape.

August 28th, 2014

kwekwa

(Xhosa) To use metaphors or circumlocution.

August 27th, 2014

thuka

(Xhosa) To swear at someone.

August 26th, 2014

thutha

(Xhosa) To pack, to move; to load.

August 25th, 2014

eyeThupha

(Xhosa) August.