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Unity of Noun phrases in Nkwen Language (Cohesion)

Unity of Noun phrases in Nkwen Language

Different markers are use to indicate cohesion (unity) in various noun phrases. These markers are : wuma, zuma, buma, fuma and dzwu ma. Let’s examine how they come in different noun phrases.

wuma

ŋkə̀mə̀ wuma bə kə̀ zo’o.   The noble that was installed.

M̀fò wuma bə kə̀ nùsə.     – The chief that was enthroned.

Ǹcì wuma a kə̀ yìi.          – The Father-in-law who came.

Kàŋə̀ wuma Talà kə ko.        – The squirrel that Tala caught.

Əkù wuma Ndì kə̀ kuŋə.    – The bed that Ndi made.

Nta’a wuma bə kə̀ to.– The hill that was burnt.

ŋkyi wuma ə ŋwa’a.– The water that is clean.

zuma

Nə̀lòŋə̀ zuma bə bu’u.   – The radio that is played.

Nə̀fa zuma nə kwo (yɛnə).   – The twin that is dead.

Àkù zuma ə zaŋə.      – The foot that is paining.     

Àtì zuma be waa.      – The tree that is fell.      

Ǹnà zuma bə kə̀ ko.     – The animal that was caught.  

buma

Bə̀fò buma bə zo’okə. – The chiefs who are enthroned.      

Bə̀kə̀mə̀ buma be zo’okə.   – The nobles that are installed.    

Bə̀forə buma bə kə̀ kotə.  – The rats that are caught.

Bə̀ntò buma bə ŋwa’a.  – The pots which are clean.     

Bə̀kàŋə̀ buma bə kotə.       – The squirrels that are caught.

fuma 

Fə̀nyə fuma fə tya yi .   – The snake that has bitten him/her.

Fə̀ŋkəbə fuma be kuŋə .   – The statue that is calved.

dzwu ma

Əso dzwu ma bə zû .    – The hoes that are bought.     

Ətsə’ə dzwu ma bə ta.    – The dresses that are sown.

əba’a dzwu ma bə nyεsə.   – The doors that a renovated.

əkaŋə dzwu ma bə mε’ε.   – The pan (dishes) that are thrown.

N.B: Buma and dzwu ma make cohesion in nouns of the plural classes while wumazuma and fuma are markers for nouns in the singular classes.

More on Nouns in Nkwen Language https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlwSpS0eLyc&list=PL_ihUsy6_PLKYRhQJ1B65SZ5XN1sLjNBk The Nkwen Traditional Anthem The Nkwen Language Alphabet
More Nkwen Language Lessons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlwSpS0eLyc&list=PL_ihUsy6_PLKYRhQJ1B65SZ5XN1sLjNBk My Traditional Dish, Achu and Yellow Soup Corn Fufu and Njyama-njyama. African Dish. Recipe and Preparation

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