The primary function (Poulos & Louwrens 1994) of -e is to mark the NP as subject and to bring it into concordial
agreement with the verb stem.
It is impossible to use acronyms as nouns in Ndebele without prefixes, because Ndebele uses concordial agreements that obtain from prefixes.
These derived nouns all employ their prefix as the concordial agreement as in:
In this perspective, Allan (1977: 286) was the first to explicitly connect four hitherto disparate noun classifier types: (i) numeral classifiers, (ii) concordial (e.g., gender) classifiers, (iii) predicate classifiers, and (iv) intralocative classifiers.
In a semantic system, nouns are classified according to their concordial behavior in a way that the denotata of nouns grouped together belong to the same semantic category.
Pat Eddery wins the first two races as Concordial
(Roger Charlton) takes the Acomb and Edbaysaan (Henry Cecil) the Melrose Handicap.
Roger Charlton's Concordial
(P Eddery) flys home over the 7f of the July Course ,but just over 8 lengths away is Henry Cecil's King's Theatre (W Ryan).
However, as this element fulfils a purely concordial
function in relative and adjectival constructions, we opted for categorising it as a concord.
The example (11) illustrates a typical case of stacking: the nominal thabuju- 'brother' is marked with genitive case (as a possessor argument of the nominal 'net'), with instrumental case (concordial
with the case of the nominal predicate it is an argument of), and the modal ablative (contributing to the temporal specification of the clause in which it occurs).
Possessive pronouns form part of possessive structures in which a head noun is qualified by a complement consisting of a possessive concord (which is in concordial
agreement with the head noun) and a possessive pronoun:
Brief outline of the noun class system and concordial agreement in Northern Sotho
Like all Bantu languages, it is characterized by a nominal class system and concordial agreement.