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aacnj.subordinate clause markerFɔyɔ wulutɔ a, hɔ kɩtɩba ba mɩ.If you go to town, buy me some groundnuts.Ɔtsanɩ fɔyɔ wulutɔ a, hɔ kɩtɩba ba mɩ.When you go to town, buy me some groundnuts.9.2.5.2Clause conjunctionscomp.ɩnʋ aimmediately then
a-1an. classpfx1plural prefix where singular is unmarkedkufa ɔkʋlɛ, akufa anyɔone sheep, two sheepcomp.awundu blanwɛn2plural prefix for human nouns with singular ɔ-ɔtsɩ ɔkʋlɛ, atsɩ abanyɔone woman; two women8.1.3Plural3plural prefix for inanimate nouns with singular starting with ɩ-ibwi, abwistone, stones
a-2apro.pfxwe; 1st person pluralAbɔ́yɔ ndɔ ndɛ.We will go to farm today.Mɩa Ataa nyɔ abɔ́flɔɩ kpoli.Ataa and I both will husk maize.9.2.3Pronouns
a-3acnj.pfxbound morpheme particle indicating a desired reactionNɩ mlɔyɔ a, amlɩkɩ asɩ.Go, and take care.When you go, you should look down.9.4.3.2Hortative
-a1acnj.sfxand; joins a pronoun and another subjecta nyebi amʋ legyi.I and the children ate.Akua mʋa Kofi bɔ́yɔ sukuu.Akua, she and Kofi will go to school.a mlɩ nyɔ abɔ́flɔɩ kpoli.You(pl.) and I will both husk maize.a Kofi pʋ́ Ataa nyɔ abɔ́flɔɩ kpoli.Kofi, Ataa and I will all husk maize.Kofi mʋa Kwame bɔ́yɔ ntsutso.Kofi, he and Kwame will go to the water source.Nyankpʋ mʋ́a onyelulu totswie.Rain and dew fall.cfpʋ́and9.6.1.1And, also
-a2atr.-zersfxmakes an intransitive verb transitivebɩtɩ; bɩtɩato pull (without moving) something; to pull (and move) somethingbɩtɩ asʋto pull someone's ears; to punishbɩtɩa keketo pull a wagon9.1.2.7Event propositionscomp.pleiadandleder.bɩtɩapull
contraction ofánɩ́that
a- -lɛa- -lɛv. > adj.cfxsfxpfxeasy or pleasantnun; anundrink; drinkabletsʋn; atsʋnpass by; passable6.1.3.1Easy, possibleder.atsʋnlɛpassableder.anunlɛpotable
a- -tɔa- -tɔpl. ofɔ- -tɔinstrument
-aaunspec. var. ofbɛɛsayder.anɩaawe saymlɩaasay, you (pl)
aba1aba(H)n.each otherBafwie abatɔ.They have crashed into each other.Anɩ atati bɛ́da aba.We will meet later.Our cloths will touch each other.9.5.2.4Each othercomp.maɩn abasʋseparatecomp.aba dɩcopulate
aba3aba(H)pl. ofɩba3shoulder
aba4aba(H)pl. ofɩba4tick
aba5aba(H)pl. ofɔbacompanion
aba-aba(H)n.a number marker indicating peopleatsɩ abanyɔtwo womenabanafour peopleabanufive peopleabasiesix peoplecfɔbacompanion2Person8.1.1.5Numbered groupder.abanyɔtwo peopleabasathree people
aba dɩaba dɪ́comp. ofaba13v.to copulate2.6.2Sexual relations
ababaabábaʔ pl. ofbaba1termite
Abanabãʔ(H)From:AkanAbann.government; nontraditional authorityFɔmɔ ɔha a, Aban obésian fʋ.If you kill someone the government will hang you.4.6.6Government functions
abansʋrʋabansʊ́rʊʔ(L)From:Akanbansʋrʋn.1a multi-storey buildingAbansʋrʋ tsɔ wulu yiletɔ. There are many storeyed buildings in a big town.6.5.2.8Floor, story6.5.1Building2upstairsNɔyɔ abansʋrʋtɔ.I will go upstairs.6.5.2.8Floor, story
abanyɔabaɲɔ́der. ofaba-anyɔn.two peopleNɩ abanyɔ natɩ bʋ alɛ, tsufɛ bʋtɔtɔɩ kpla aba.If two people are walking it is good, because they advise each other.2Person8.1.1.1.2Two
abasaabasáder. ofaba-asa2n.three people2Person8.1.1.1.2Two