The syntactic structure of the Xhosa "e-" N "-ini" locatives
- locative prefixes,
- locative suffixes,
This article aims at presenting arguments for a new analysis of locative expressions with the prefix e and the suffix -ini in Xhosa. This analysis views the most striking properties of these expressions as syntactic in nature and is based on arguments to the effect that a purely morphological analysis doesn’t provide explanatory accounts of the relevant facts.