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Hope for Resolution (Zulu) diction question

I have a quesiton about the Zulu portion of Caldwell & Ivory's "Hope For Resolution. 
 
The word in question is uzokunqobela. I have always taught it with the tongue click AND the "o" following the q being voiced. I have a colleague who learned it as JUST the tongue click and no voiced vowel following.
 
So is it “oo-zo-kun-(click)-beh-lah” or “oo-zo-kun-(click)o-beh-lah.”
 
The only evidence I have is a group singing it in a style that sounds more like an '80's worship recording (a la Maranatha) than an anti-apartheid song. Nothing is attributed on the recording, so not sure if it is accurate or not.
 
 
If you have an authoritative indication of what it may be, please let me know.
 
Thanks.
 
Garrett Lathe 
on February 13, 2012 7:04pm
Garrett,
 
I don't think Paul Caldwell would mind your contacting him to ask the question.  If you email me at cheryl_dupont(a)hotmail.com, I will be happy to give you his email address.  I'd rather not post it here. Paul is a very dear friend of mine and I'm sure he would be happy to help you.
 
Cheryl Dupont
on February 13, 2012 7:31pm
We sing this phrase in the Zulu song Thula Sizwe.   Liisten to Miriam Makeba sing it here. Because of the way the click is sounded the o vowel is heard anyway.
on February 13, 2012 7:51pm
Dear Garrett,
 
My experience with Zulu indicates it is written phonetically, and if the vowel is written, it's sung/spoken.  If a vowel is dropped due to an elision, it is typically indicated by an apostrophe.  So I agree with Justin.
 
Ben
on February 17, 2012 1:28am
That click is a hard click made with the middle of the tongue so the o naturally sounds after it. There are many different clicks in African languages! I speak Xhosa...which is similar to Zulu..
on February 18, 2012 11:27am
Thank you all for the wonderful feedback. After searching youtube, I found a very wide variety of versions and quotations of "Thula Sizwe," all of which had the "o" following the click. I knew the song was popular, but was suprised by a hip-hop version
 
Garrett
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