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Collective, Uncountable and Abstract Nouns in Nkwen Language

Collective Nouns

Ndurǝ-ǝdzuŋǝ̀

ǹkàa nyǔ  a swamp of bees

ǹgəŋə məmbǒ   a bunch of bananas

àtàrə nko’òndzə̀mə̀ – a herd of cattle

àtàrə̀ bəsəŋə    – a flock of birds

ǹno bə     –  a crowd of people

ǹgəŋə nəngùŋə   a bunch of  pantains

nə̀bəŋə nə ndə̀ŋə   a bunch of bamboos

àkà bəzɛ̀rə     a gang of thieves

nə̀bəŋə nə əbi       – a bundle of grass

àkwǒ ətǐ       a forest of trees

ákǝ̀ka’a mǝnjyǝ̌ – a big basket of groundnuts/peanuts

àbǎ njyǎ – a bag of vegetables

ǹkùŋǝ̀ mǝ̀lù’ù – a crate of beer

nǝ̀dzwa’a nǝ àdzò – a cluster of plums

àyɛ̌ mǝ̀mbǒ – a cluster of bananas

ǹgonǝ ǝlyi – a line of soldier ants

Nouns that don’t change forms in Plural

SingularPlural
ǹgwu    
fowl
 ǹgwu
fowls
ǹgwo 
dog   
ǹgwo
dogs
m̀byi   
goat   
m̀byi
goats
ǹkabè
money   

ǹkabǝ̀
money
ǝ̀lyi
soldier ant
ǝ̀lyi
soldier ants
Nouns that don’t change forms in Plural

Uncountable nouns
Ədzuŋǝ ma boŋǝ bǝ kàkǝ seŋǝ̀

ǹkyǐwater
fǝ̀li’ìsmoke
fə̀ngwaŋə̀salt
mə̀wurə̀oil
mə̀lù’ùwine
àliŋə̀blood
ǹgwàsaŋǝ̀corn
Uncountable nouns

Abstract nouns

Ədzuŋǝ ma bɔŋǝ bǝ kakǝ̌ zǝ̌ kǝ ŋa.

Mə̀luì        – anger
Mə̀lìŋnə̀  – sorrow
Mə̀chìi        – wisdom
Mə̀tenə̀     – power
Ǹjì           – hunger
àkwὲrəntiŋə̀ – perseverance
Nə̀bòŋə̀      – beauty

Abstract nouns

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