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The /g/ sound in Nkwen Language

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The /g/ sound is a voiced sound that comes mostly in the medial positions and rarely at the beginning of some words in Nkwen Language. Below are some examples and a reading exercise.

G  g

ŋ̀garә̀  → a gun

ŋ̀ˀә̀  → suffer

Ŋ̀gәlo → female name

Ŋ̀gaŋtә̀ˀә →  name  (m)

Àŋga  →   name  (m)

Àŋganә̀→ a big thief

gàŋә  →  to hold

Ŋ̀gәtsә̌  → name (f)

Ŋ̀gòˀò  → a stone

Ŋ̀gòˀòmә̀naŋә → name (m)

Ŋ̀gәfò  →  name (f)

Ŋ̀gәlaˀà → name (f)

Ŋ̀gәnә̀fә̀mә → name (f)

Ŋ̀gәgha  → name (f)

Ŋ̀gwi → name (f)

Ŋ̀gәlwù  → name (f)

Ŋ̀gwinà   → name (f)

Ŋ̀gwibә̀sәrә̀ → name (f)

Ŋ̀gwibεnә̀ →   name (f)   

  Mә̀toŋtәnә̀

  Ǹgòˀòmә̀naŋә̀ bwɔ Ǹgәnә̀fә̀mә fε wwa. Bwo ghә̌ ghantә Ŋ̀gәǹjàŋә̀ ma bwo-bwo dzwi әkoˀo alà әzo. Ǹnu zha bòŋkә̀ susu mbәˀәma bwo-bwo bә lya tәmә ŋgarә kә nyә mәlùˀù.

Free Translation

Ngò’òmә̀naŋә̀ and Ngәnә̀fә̀mә are going for a walk. They are going to visit Ngәǹjàŋә̀ with whom they are going to dance at a death celebration tomorrow. They are so excited because they shall fire guns and drink wine.

The /g/ sound in Nkwen Language
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