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Nouns in Nkwen Language

fə̀sàŋə̀ – mǝ̀sàŋǝ̀ (star/stars)

There are many noun classes in Nkwen Language. Here are three of them:

Nouns That Form Their Plurals By Adding The Prefix ‘mə̀’ or ‘m’̃

SINGULAR – PLURAL
ǹtsù – mə̀ntsù (mouth/mouths)
ǹtiŋə – mǝ̀ntiŋǝ̀ (heart/hearts)
ǹshi – mǝ̀nshi (face faces)
nǝ̀bǝǝ̀ – m̀bǝǝ̀ (breast/breasts
nə̀li – m̀mi (eye/eyes)
àbwo – m̀bwo (hand/hands)
nə̀gə̀ɂə̀ – mǝ̀gǝ̀ɂǝ̀ (jaw/jaws)
nə̀tòŋə – mǝ̀tòŋǝ (navel/navels)
nə̀sâ – mǝ̀sâ (buttocks/buttocks)
nə̀lui – mǝ̀lui (nose/noses)
nə̀sòŋə – mǝ̀sòŋǝ (tooth/teeth)
àkù – mǝ̀kù (foot/feet)
ànyì – mǝ̀nyì (finger nail/finger nails)
ǹfὲnə – mǝ̀fɛ̀nǝ (sheen/sheens)
nə̀tùɂù – mǝ̀tùɂù (thigh/thghs)
nə̀twuɂù – mǝ̀twuɂù (night/nights)
nə̀fuŋə̀ – mǝ̀fuŋǝ̀ (fat/fats)
nə̀kâ – mǝ̀kâ (car/cars)
nə̀lòŋə – mǝ̀lòŋǝ (radio/radios)
nə̀boɂo – mǝ̀boɂo (pumpkin/pumpkins)
àfwǒ – mǝ̀fwǒ (medicine/mǝdicines)
ǹdyâ – mǝ̀la’à (house/houses)
ǹsùŋə – mǝ̀nsùŋǝ (farm/farms)
ǹtaɂà – mǝ̀ntaɂa (hill/hills)
fə̀nyə – mǝ̀nyǝ (snake/snakes)
fə̀nkəbə̀ – mǝ̀nkǝbǝ̀ (statue/statues)
fə̀sàŋə̀ – mǝ̀sàŋǝ̀ (star/stars)
fǝ̀saŋǝ– mǝ̀saŋǝ (broom/brooms)
nə̀fâ – mǝ̀fâ (twin/twins)
ǹnà – mǝ̀nà (animal/animals)
Nouns in Nkwen Language

Nouns That Form Their Plurals By Adding The Prefix “ə̀”

SINGULAR – PLURAL

àbàɂà – ə̀bàɂà  (door/doors)

àkaŋə̀ – ə̀kaŋə̀  ( pan/pans)

àlə̀ŋə – ə̀lə̀ŋə   (chair/chairs)

àliliŋə – ə̀liliŋə   (bat/bats)

àbàrə – ə̀bàrə   (insane person/insane persons)

àtsəɂə – ə̀tsǝ̀ɂə    dress/dresses

àso – ə̀so  (hoe/hoes)

Nouns That Form Their Plurals By Adding The Prefix “bə̀”

SINGULAR – PLURAL

m̀fò – bə̀fò    (king/kings)

ǹkə̀mə – bə̀kə̀mə  (noble/nobles)

ǹcǐ – bə̀ncǐ    (in-law/in-laws)

forə – bə̀forə     (rat/rats)

wàrə̀ – bə̀wàrə̀  (hawk/hawks)

kàŋə̀ – bǝ̀kaŋǝ̀ (squirrel/squirrels)

ǹtò – bə̀ntò     (pot/pots)

luɂu – bə̀luɂu  (dishing spoon/dishing spoons)

bàtə̀ – bə̀bàtə̀  (wine calabash/wine calabashes)

ǹdìŋə̀ – bə̀lìŋə̀   (witch/witches)

fεrə – bə̀fεrə  (ring/rings)

dədoɂo – bə̀dədoɂo   (frog/frogs)

ŋù – bǝ̀    (person/people

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