The /d/ sound in Nkwen Language

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D d

dәdoˀo → a frog

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/d/ is a consonant in the Nkwen Language Alphabet. It occurs more frequently at the initial and medial positions in words. It doesn’t come at the final position. Here are words with /d/ and a short reading exercise in Nkwen Language.

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D d
dànә̀ → a wine calabash

dǝ̀ǝ → a wedding song

doŋә̀ → a horn

dәdoˀo → a frog

dàrә̂ → to fly

dә̀sә̂ → to show

dòŋsә̂ → to fit

dòrә̀ → a kind of grass

nә̀dorә̀ → happiness

duŋǝ̀ → husband

dàbàˀà → tobacco

dòˀoǹywè → a name

àdasә̀ → commission

dâbòŋә̀ → a name (m)

dǝ̀mǝ → brother/sister

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Mә̀toŋtәnә̀ Reading
Mә̀lùˀù lùu mәmә dànә̀ Ǹdìfò. Bì bә nyә kә dorә. Ǹdòˀoǹywè bә niŋә mâtsә nә ǹdoŋә mabrә. Ətàa nyә mәlùˀù ǹkә nyә ǹdàbàˀà. Ndǝ̀mǝ wà bwo ǹduŋǝ yì dorǝ wwa. Bwo bǝlya zo’onǝ ǝ benǝ ǹdǝ̀ǝ nǝ̀loŋǝ.

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Free Translation
Ndifor’s calabash is full of wine. We will drink and play. Ndonwie will fill mother’s wine gorde with some. Father is drinking and smoking tobacco. My sister and her husband are playing. They shall do the wedding dance when they are married.

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