ya- (y-)-Vpfx1theyMagasa yao nayakaluma. / Nayakaluma.Their palms were hurting. / They were hurting.Madawa yanisaidiya. / Yanisaidiya.The medicines cured me. / They cured me.Mayonda yano yanidira a malembwe.These monkeys ate the zucchinis on me.ya- > y- / ___VThird person subject and object prefix referencing NG3 plurals.2itMbwa inywa a mazi yose kwa kuyalambita.The dog drank all the water by licking it.mere yagoniremilk that's gone to sleep = curdled milkYa- means 'it' only when refering to NG3 nouns like 'milk' and 'water' , which are always grammatically plural.3themMabuku yano, nayaunga. / Nayaunga.These books I want them. / I want them.Nanikayadya.I was eating them (fruits).Siyenula.I picked them up.Wayacheremula.They made them (e.g., towers) come crashing down.Yatutike! -- Siyatutika.Take them all! -- I've taken them all.ya- + i > ye-