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Nkwen Language The /a/ sound

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The /a/ is a vowel in Nkwen Language. It comes mostly at the initial and medial positions in some words. It also features at the final position in names and mostly in words modified by the glottal stop or the long /ar/ sound. It is also a pronoun for “He/she”. Examples:

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A  a      

àkaŋә̀              a pan

àkoŋә̀             an umbrella

àkenә̀             a trench

zɛ’ɛ̀ – a name (m)

àbàˀà              a door

bàà – a bag

Tal – a name (m)

Ngǝl – a name (f)

Ngǝla’à – a name (f)

àlǝ̀ŋә                a chair

àliliŋә               a bat

àfùfùˀù        a cockroach

ànkarә̀          a  burnt ridge

àfә̀fàrә̀       a weaver bird

àzuˀù          a yam

àdzò              a plum

àzarә̀          a funnel

àtsaŋә̀              prison

àshìshì             thread

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Mә̀toŋtәnә̀ (Reading)

Àzεˀὲ nyεˀε àbàˀà, àliliŋә darә nku  ndya. Àzuˀu dzwi mәmә̀ ǹtò ma Lә̀mә̀ à toŋә nә ànkarә̀ zhi. À bә kwurә azuˀu zhi  nә àdzò tiˀi mitә tatә atsә̀ˀә zhi nә àshìshì.

Free Translation   

Azeh has opened the door and a bat has flown into the house. There are yams in the pot that Lem has harvested from her burnt ridge. After eating her yams with plums, she will stitch her dress with thread.

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