Inspiration Mastering the Alphabet Mathematics Months of the Year in Nkwen Language Uncategorized

The /ɛ/ sound in Nkwen Language

Є ε

bὲ’ὲtә̀ → flash light

Nkwen Language lessons

/ɛ/ is one of the vowel sounds in Nkwen Language. It is an open mid sound different from the /e/ which is a close mid sound. It mostly surfaced at the medial and final positions in words. Here are some of the words and a short reading exercise below.

Є  ε

M̀brә      → black berries

m̀brә̂      → a lazy one

m̀benә̀     → a fight

fὲrә̀          → wind

ftә̂           → separate a fight

ǝ̀lrә̀         → a twine

btә̀        → flash light

àbεrә̀        →  a traditional chair

bεtә           → to quench

àkwε̌          → a bone

àkwˀ  →upper part of the leg (thigh)

nǝ̀kùwɛ̀ – a pilar

Toŋtә nә̀

    Àmbε  bǝ̌ m̀bὲrә̂. À koŋә tyә mbenә susu. A ghә ǹtsὲˀε mbὲrә̀ ma fὲrә̀ chya ǹkùtә̂. À bә bεntә bu su jyә. À koŋә àfàˀà bәbὲrә susu. Nǝ̀kùwɛ̀ nǝ ndyâ zhi zǝtsǝ bǝ’ǝnǝ, a kakǝ nyesǝ̀.

Free Translation

    Ambe is a lazy one. He likes to fight a lot. He has picked up some black berries plucked by wind to prepare and eat. He likes being lazy. One of the pillars of his house is broken and he has not mended it.

Nkwen Language Lessons
The Nkwen Language Alphabet and some Grammatical Aspects
The Revised Edition the Nkwen Language Alphabet The Nkwen Language Alphabet
Riddles in Nkwen Language Story Telling; The Honest Princess
English Language Lessons My Traditional Dish, Achu and Yellow Soup
Nkwen Language ; Possession The Sequential Pronoun in Nkwen Language Nouns in Nkwen Language

3 replies on “The /ɛ/ sound in Nkwen Language”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s