/kana/


  • conjunction
  • dialects/origins: Standard Shona
English translation
Which (of two); which one (of two); – used interrogatively and relatively.
last updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 3:32:34 PM Central European Standard Time


/kana/


  • conjunction
  • dialects/origins: Zezuru
English translation
A particle that marks an alternative; as, you may read or may write, – that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade.
last updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 3:32:34 PM Central European Standard Time


/kana/


  • adverb
  • dialects/origins: Standard Shona
English translation
A negative connective or particle, introducing the second member or clause of a negative proposition, following neither, or not, in the first member or clause (as or in affirmative propositions follows either). Nor is also used sometimes in the first member for neither, and sometimes the neither is omitted and implied by the use of nor.
last updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 3:32:34 PM Central European Standard Time


/kana/


  • adverb
  • dialects/origins: Standard Shona
English translation
Other; one or something beside; as, Who else is coming? What else shall I give? Do you expect anything else?
last updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 3:32:34 PM Central European Standard Time


/kana/


  • adverb
  • conjunction
  • dialects/origins: Standard Shona
English translation
One of two; the one or the other; – properly used of two things, but sometimes of a larger number, for any one.
last updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 3:32:34 PM Central European Standard Time

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