Nkonya - English


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nfwiɱfwi(H)pl. ofofwiquail
ngbonŋ͡mg͡bõʔpl. ofogbonred head lizard
ngya1nʤá n.firewoodBʋtɔpʋ ngya wa ogya. They put firewood on the fire.cfogyatinfirewood6.2.5.4Plant product5.5.6Fuel
ngya2nʤaadv.since; given the existence of a situationNagyi atɔ ta ngya, sʋ ha ayɔ. I have finished eating now so give we should go (let's go).Ngya nagyi atɔ amʋ ta sʋ kʋkʋ tra ma nʋ. Since I have eaten all, there is none left.Ba ayɔ ngya. Let's go now.Ngya ɔmɛdɛba a, ha ayɔ. Since he won't come, let's go.Ngya ɩna nyankpʋ de tswie a, nkalɩ nɔ́bwɛ nɔ́yɔ. Since it is raining, how will it be possible for me to go.Négyi atɔ ngya. I will eat now.Ngya dɩdɩ ɩdɛ fʋ a, fɛ́talɩ yɔ. Since you are sleeping you can go.Ngya dɩdɩ ɩdɛfʋ a, kʋsʋ lɩɩ aloo kʋsʋ yɔ woyitɔ. Since you are sleeping stand up or go home.9.6.2.4Basis
nhɩhɩɛnhɪhɪɛ́n.a promisecfhɩɛ 1decide3.5.1.9Promise
Nhuannhuãʔ(L)propn.Ewe language9.7.1.4Tribal namesder.NhuanfɔEwes
Nhuanfɔnhuãfɔder. ofNhuan-fɔpropn.speakers of the Ewe languagecfAklɩfɔAlavanyosg.Nhuanyin9.7.1.4Tribal names
nimnimn.to be righteous4.3.1Good, moral
1nɪ́ cnj.if; whenNɩ fɛba a, hɔ ɩtɔ wanklaan kʋ ba mɩ. When you are coming buy something fine for me.9.6.2.8Condition
2nɪ/nɪ́ dem.deictic local to speaker and hearerAsʋn amʋ asɩ nɩ. This is the matter's meaning.Nkɩ mɩ atɔ amʋ mɛ? Mʋ́ nɩ. Where are my things? This is them.Mʋ nɩ.This is he.9.2.3.5Demonstrative pronounsIdiom:ma nɩ mɩ nɩdusk
nɩnanɪ́ná v.to cook somethingOgya lɔtsʋn mɩ agbodi ndɔ amʋtɔ, sʋ mɩ agbodi amʋ lanina. Fire passed through my cassava farm so my cassava has cooked.Alanɩna blɔdɩ pɛpɛ. She has cooked (boiled) ripe plantain.5.2.1.1Cooking methodsder.ɔnɩnapʋcook
nkaŋka n.1soundNdɛ yibi amʋ nka nu ánɩ́ ɩba. I hear the noise of the lorry coming.2.3.2.2Sound2smellKlɔtɩ ɔkʋ lawu wa obu anfɩtɔ, sʋ odebon. Fanu mʋ nka? A mouse has died in this room, so it stinks. Have you smelled him?2.3.4Smell3newsNanu mʋ nka ánɩ́ ɔba. I have heard news of him that he should come.3.5.2.2News, message
nkalɩŋkálɪ adv.howNkalɩ mblɩ mʋ́? How should I say it?Nkalɩ ɔdɛ ɩlʋ amʋ wa. What are the words of the song?How is he singing the song?9.2.3.4Question words
nkanŋkãʔpl. ofɔkangong-gong
nkandʋŋkandʊ Ndial. var. ofnkanʋrust
nkantaŋkanta n.top of the shoulder; where one carries a load; used of humans onlyBʋ totsu nyebi dɩnka nkanta. They put babies over their shoulders.cfɩba3shoulder2.1.2Torso2.1.3.1Armcomp.nkanta iwushoulder blade
nkanta iwuŋkanta iwúcomp. ofnkantaiwun.shoulder bladeYibi amʋʋ lɛlɛ Kwame da amʋsʋ mʋ nkanta iwu lebia.The accident caused Kwame's shoulder blade to break.2.1.6Bone, joint2.1.2Torso
nkanʋŋkanʊdial. var.nkandʋNn.rustGanu amʋtɔ lawɩ nkanʋ. The inside of the can has rusted.8.3.7.8.1Rustcomp.wɩ nkanʋrust
nkɛŋkɛder. ofn-1ɛkɛn.1daysAlagyi nkɛ mʋ ɔkpa tutɔ.He has spent more days in his journey.Mɩ nyawie labɛdɩ mɩ wa nkɛnsa.My friend has come to sleep with me for three days.8.4.1.2Day2holiday; festive days, such as yam festivals, the Guang congress meeting, Christmas, any durbarAba begyi nkɛ sʋ atɔ anɩnapʋ bʋ nɩna atɔ ba biasʋ.We are celebrating a festival so the people who cook have a lot of prepared food in the market.4.2.2.2Festival, showcomp.gyi nkɛcelebrate
nkɛkɛŋkɛkɛ́pl. ofɔkɛkɛgrasshopper