Amagama esiZulu (amqondo fana) anencazelo efanayo

Nina beLembe eleqa amanye amalembe ngokukhalipha!

Sekwaba yinsakavulela umchilo wesidwaba ukuthi abantu abampisholo ubezwe bevitiza ngesilungu noma kuhlangene amaZulu wodwa. Ngikhuluma nje kweminye imizi ulimu lukaMageba selwafana nomzondo, kuthi noma abazukulu bevakashele oninakhulu kuhambe isilungu phambili wena owabona umchamo wasekuseni, zivele ziyime emthumeni ke kwintombi endala kube sengathi icala ukuthi ayisazi isilungu. Okungimangazayo ukuthi nalaba engangifunda nabo le emakhaya kwelakithi elingafelwa nkonyane namhlanje abasakwazi ngisho nokubhala amanye amagama esiZulu ngoba bekubona kuyichilo ukuba wumZulu ophelele nozigqajayo. Kanti ukube ngangingemZulu ngangiyoba yini?


Nina bakaNogwaza Eguqile Okwethole LikaNdaba!

Nina BakaHlamvana Bhul’umlilo Endulinde!

Nina BakaLanga Lisehlule Sesingamavikithi

Nina BeNkayishana KaMenzi Eyaphuz’umlaza Ngameva

Nina BakaBhejane Phum’esiqiwini

Ake sikusukumele ukuqhakambisa ulimu lwethu ngoba uma sizithela ngabandayo amanye amagama anothisa lolulimu ayogcina eshabalele. Lolulimu salunikwa okhokho, olubalwa kubo uNodumehlezi kaMenzi owaba neqhaza nokuqamba amagama alinganiselwa ezinkulungwaneni ezilushumi nesishiyagalolunye (19000), washoda nje ngamagama alinganiswa ezinkulungwaneni ezimbili (2000) ukuze inani lawakhe lilingane nalawo aqanjwa umbhali uWilliam Shakespeare kwamahlophe abelungu.

Namhlanje ake sibheke amagama amqondo fanana, noma achaza into eyodwa. Amanye alamagama asabaluleke  kakhulu kwaZulu ngenxa yokuthi ayeyindlela yokuhlonipha.

isibonelo: uma igama likababezala kamakoti kuwuManzi, wayengeke alisebenzise kodwa uma ekhuluma ngamanzi wayezothi amandambi noma amacubane.

Angingabe ngisaphlisa maseko, angihlale amagqozo kulawa engiwakhumbulayo ngezansi;


  1. Indlela / Inyathuko = path
  2. Gibela / Khwela = to hop on
  3. Umiyane / umndozolwane = mosquito
  4. Uvalo / ingebhe / itwetwe / ukungenwa amanzi emadolweni = fear
  5. Umangobe / ikati = cat
  6. Inja / Ingcanga = dog
  7. Inkukhu / impandane / isiphandamazala = chicken
  8. Unyoko / umama waloyo okukhuluma naye / mother of the person you are talking to
  9. Unina / umama wakhe = his/her mother
  10. Impakama / ilanga / intshida = sun
  11. Ukukhophoza / ukubheka phansi ngokushaywa amahloni = to stir on the ground shyly
  12. Amabhodwe / izimbiza / amakhanzi = pots
  13. Umhluzi / isobho = gravy / soup
  14. Ingonyuluka / iqiniso elimsulwa = honest truth
  15. Isihluthulelo / isikhiye = key / lock
  16. Iseqamgwaqo / undondindwa / umuntu wesifazane ongaziphethe kahle = a promiscuous woman
  17. Isipatsha / isipawupete / intombi enhle kakhulu = a beautiful young woman
  18. Umalokazana / umakoti = dauther-in-law
  19. Ingodosi (ingoduso) / umuntu wesifazane oselotsholwe / wife-to-be / fiancée
  20. Indle / itshe lentaba = a polite word for “shit”
  21. Umbungu = featus
  22. Inani / intengo = price
  23. Ikhala / impumulo = nose
  24. Amehlo / amaqaphelo = eyes
  25. Imali / inkece / uphacane = money
  26. Amafutha / amathambiso / amagcobo = oil
  27. Amaqanda / amachoboka = eggs
  28. Umfana / umkhapheyana = boy
  29. Utshwala / amanzi amponjwana = alcohol
  30. igwala / ivaka = coward
  31. Umthondo / ipipi / iphobane = penis
  32. Ukuzigqaja / ukuziqhenya = to be proud
  33. Ugqozi / ufuqufuku / ilukuluku / umqhanagu = enthusiasm  / oomph / having great energy
  34. Ikhehla / ixhegu = a very old man
  35. Iziqabeko = sanitary pads
  36. Indoda / injeza = man
  37. Inkinga / ingwadla = problem
  38. Indlu / inkathelo = house
  39. Phuza / natha = drink
  40. Isinkwa / isiphoco = bread
  41. Ukweshela / ukuqomisa / ukukhuzela (shouting of love vocatives) = to woo a girl/woman
  42. inyama / incoso = meat

Ngiyethemba nawe unawo awakho ongasicobelela ngawo kumaComments;

Nime njalo! Nina Besilo!

Soka Mthembu

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