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Sensitization on Covid 19 in Nkwen

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Coronavirus, also called COVID-19, is a new illness that started in China last year. It has spread to all countries in the world and has now reached our country – Cameroon. Most people who get this illness recover but it has also killed a lot of people and so can also kill you.

Who gets seriously ill from this disease?

People of all ages can get this illness. But people who are already sick with illnesses such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure may become seriously ill from this disease. Signs: Fever, Dry cough, Tiredness, Muscle pains.

The symptoms of a coronavirus infection are: fever, dry cough, muscle pains, tiredness. Some people also have nasal congestion, and sore throat. Some people, although infected, have no signs but can spread it. Serious cases have to be treated in the hospital.

How can you catch it? How can you pass it to others?

People get this disease by being near people who already have it or touching something that an infected person touched. The thing that causes the disease lives in our nose and lungs. When someone with the disease (whether they are ill or not) coughs or sneezes the disease comes out of their mouth and nose and anyone standing close can catch it also through their nose, mouth and even eyes. If someone with the disease coughs or sneezes in their hand and then touches anything (example-a cup or bottle or door handle), the disease can stay on that thing for some time and can then infect anyone who touches that thing.

How to protect yourself

1. Avoid touching eyes, nose, mouth. Cover your mouth with a mask when going out of the house

2. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water as soap kills the disease.

3. cough or sneeze into the crook of your arm.

4. Keep at least two meters away from a person who is coughing or sneezing.

5. Do not shake hands or hug each other. Greet each other with a nod or a verbal greeting.

6. Avoid gatherings where you will be close to other people.

7. Stay at home as much as possible.

8. Keep informed and only act on information from people or sources you trust. What to do in case you think you are infected. If you have symptoms: – Avoid contact with other people. – Stay at home. – Call the hospital.

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Mastering the Alphabet 3; Double Sounds; Enabling Reading for Slow Learners

Double Sounds

This publication aims to help pupils who, after passing through level one (Primary 1&2), reach levels two and three (Primary 3 – 6) without knowing how to read a simple text. They can give correct answers to oral questions but cannot read the questions themselves. This makes them fail their exams, not because they are dull. Some teachers also hurriedly teach the alphabet without taking into consideration some basic principles. This class of pupils is merely slow to understand and needs gradual guidance to the art of reading. This book answers to the difficulties faced by these pupils at all levels. Parents and teachers are advised to use this book for a better result in the performance of the Slow Learners. My grand-daughter in 4k (Nursery 2) can read so well as she follows lessons in Mastering the Alphabet books 1,2, and 3.

Double Sounds
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Double Sound /ar/
Double Sounds /ay/
Double Sound /ai/
Double Sound /au/
Double Sound /aw/
Double Sound /all/
Double Sound /ow/
Double Sound /oe/
Double Sound /oy/
Double Sound /oi/
Double Sound /ou/
Double Sound /sh/
Double Sound /th/
Double Sound /wh/
Double Sound /ee/
Double Sounds / ea/
Double Sound /ey/
Double Sound /ew/
Double Sound /er/
Double Sound /ear/
Double Sound /air/
Double Sound /ir/
Double Sound /oa/
Double Sound /i-e/
Double Sound /o-e/
Double Sound /igh/
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Mastering the Alphabet 3

Pay and download a copy of Mastering the Alphabet 3 using the link below. E-book only.

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Mastering the Alphabet 2; Sounds in words; Enabling Reading for Slow Learners

This publication aims to help pupils who, after passing through level one (Primary 1&2), reach levels two and three (Primary 3 – 6) without knowing how to read a simple text. They can give correct answers to oral questions but cannot read the questions themselves. This makes them fail their exams, not because they are dull. Some teachers also hurriedly teach the alphabet without taking into consideration some basic principles. This class of pupils is merely slow to understand and needs gradual guidance to the art of reading. This book answers to the difficulties faced by these pupils at all levels. Parents and teachers are advised to use this book for a better result in the performance of the Slow Learners. My grand-daughter in 4k (Nursery 2) can read so well as she follows lessons in Mastering the Alphabet books 1,2, and 3.

Mastering the Alphabet 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXBTPJCtQLQ&list=PL_ihUsy6_PLKYRhQJ1B65SZ5XN1sLjNBk
Mastering the Alphabet 1 Enabling Reading for Slow Learners Basic Multiplication by 2 and 3

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The /a/ sound
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The /c/ sound
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The /f/ sound
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The /h/ sound
The /h/ sound
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The /j/ sound
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The /n/ sound
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The /o/ sound
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The /p/ sound
The /q/ sound
The /q/ sound
The /r/ sound
The /s/ sound
The /s/ sound
The /s/ sound
The /t/ sound
The /u/ sound
The /v/ sound
The /v/ sound
The /w/ sound
The /w/ sound
The /x/ sound
The /x/ sound
The /y/ sound
The /z/ sound
The /z/ sound
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Mastering the Alphabet 2

My grand-daughter in 4k (Nursery 2) can read so well as she follows lessons in Mastering the Alphabet books 1, 2 and 3. Download a copy of Mastering the Alphabet 2 for yourself using the link below.

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Numbers in Nkwen Language

Numbers 1 – 1000 for kids 1 – 12 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXBTPJCtQLQ&list=PL_ihUsy6_PLKYRhQJ1B65SZ5XN1sLjNBk The Nkwen Language Alphabet

Mә̀sɛŋtәnә̀  – Counting 

mòˀo  –   1

bya   –    2

tarə   –   3

kwà   –    4

tanә̀   –    5

ǹtùu    –     6

sàmba –  7

nә̀fǎ  –     8

nә̀bwùˀu – 9

nә̀ghәmә̀ –   10

ǹchә̀-mo’o  – 11

ǹchә̀-bya –  12

ǹchә̀-tarә –   13

ǹchә̀-nə̀kwà – 14

ǹchә̀-tanə  – 15

ǹchә̀-ǹtùu   –  16

ǹchә̀-sàmba – 17

ǹchә̀-nə̀fàa  – 18

ǹchә̀-nə̀bwùˀu – 19

mə̀ghə̀mə məmbya –  20

mə̀ghəmə məmbya nə ǹchə-mòˀo     –        21

mə̀ghəmə məmbya nə ǹchə̀-bya       –        22

mə̀ghəmə məmbya nə ǹchə̀-tarə      –        23

mə̀ghəmə məmbya nə ǹchə̀-nə̀kwà – 24

mə̀ghəmə məmbya nə ǹchə̀-tanə̀      –        25

mə̀ghəmə məmbya nə ǹchə̀-ǹtùu     –        26

mə̀ghəmə məmbya nə ǹchə̀-sàmba            27

mə̀ghəmə məmbya nə ǹchə̀-nə̀fǎ     –        28

mə̀ghəmə məmbya nə ǹchə̀-nə̀bwùˀu  –    29

mə̀ghəmə məntarə30ǹkɛ̀rə̀ bya200
mə̀ghəmə nə̀kwà40ǹkɛ̀rə̀ tarə300
mə̀ghəmə məntanə50ǹkɛ̀rə̀ nə̀kwà400
mə̀ghəmə mi ǹtùu60ǹkɛ̀rə̀ tanə̀500
mə̀ghəmə mi sàmba70ǹkɛ̀rə̀ ǹtùu600
mə̀ghəmə mi nəfâ80ǹkɛ̀rə̀ sàmba700
mə̀ghəmə mi nəbwùˀu90ǹkɛ̀rə̀ nəfǎ800
ǹkɛ̀rə100ǹkɛ̀rə̀  nә̀bwùˀu900
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ǹkɛ̀rǝ nǝ àzuŋǝ mo’o 101Ǹcùˀu bya
2000
ǹkὲrә̀ nә ǝdzuŋә bya 102Ǹcùˀu tarә 3000
ǹkὲrә̀ nә әdzwuŋә nә̀ghәmә̀ 110Ǹcùˀu nә̀ghǝmә̀ 10,000
ǹkὲrә̀ nә ǹchә̀-mòˀo 111Ǹcùˀu ǹchә̀-mͻ̀ˀͻ
11,000
ǹkὲrә̀ bya  200Ǹcùˀu ǹcә̀-bya 12,000
ǹkὲrә̀ tarә  300Ǹcùˀu ncә̀-nә̀bwùˀu
19,000
ǹkὲrә̀ nә̀kwà 400Ǹcùˀu mә̀ghәmә mәmbya       
20,000
ǹkὲrә̀ tanә̀ 500Ǹcùˀu mә̀ghәmә mentarә
30,000
ǹkὲrә̀ ǹtùu 600àbà mo’o
100,000
ǹkὲrә̀-sàmbâ 700ә̀bà bya 200,000
ǹkὲrә̀-nә̀fă 800ә̀bà tarә 300,000                
ǹkὲrә̀ nә̀bwùˀu 900Ə̀bà nǝ̀fa nǝ ŋkɛ̀rǝ tanǝ̀ nǝ mǝ̀ghǝmǝ mǝntarǝ nǝ ǹchǝ̀- nә̀bwùˀu
800,539
Ǹchùˀu 1000ә̀bà nә̀bwùˀu 900,000
Ǹchù’u nә ǹkὲrә̀ nә̀bwùˀu 1,900ǹkamә̀
1,000,000
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The Sequential Pronoun in Nkwen Language

The sequential Pronoun is noticed in Nkwen Language when a person carries out a series of activities in a sequence or serially. For Example

Ləm à ghə ŋkha ədzͻ̀, mbû nsû, nti’i nniŋə a məme àkaŋə ŋkwusə.  (Lem went and harvested plums, came back, prepared it, put it in a dish and covered.)

The sequential markers m, n and ŋ,  as illustrated above refer to the same person  “Ləm”.  Without these markers the sentence cannot be coherent. Thus there is a degree of cohesion between these markers and the person for several verbs in a sequence.  

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The /gh/ sound in Nkwen Language

The /gh/ sound in Nkwen Language is one of the double consonant sounds. In most cases it features at the initial and medial positions. Below are some words with the /gh/ sound followed by a short reading exercise.

GH  gh

ghәghanә →  a butterfly

ghә  →  to go

ghә̀rә → to do

ghaˀa  → big, plenty

ghòˀo  → to grind

ghàbә̀rә → talk off sense

ghantә  →  take a walk

àghònә  →  sickness

ghàrә̀  →  rowdiness

àghә̀mә̀  →  time

ghuˀusә  →  to honour

àghuˀusә̀  → honour

ŋ̀ghùˀùsә   →  worship

àghòˀò  →  stew

àghanә̀  → a visit

àghὲrә →  a jug

àghaˀà  →  a joke

ghàrә̀ngòˀo →  a scattered one

   Mә̀toŋtәnә̀

      Ǹgwinà bә ghàrә̀ngòˀo. À bàbә̀rә susu. À ghә̌ aghanә ŋ̀gà nә̀ghәmǝ a tyә ǹjwε, mboŋnә̌ ma atyә zhi gharәkә.  Mma yi a tә̀ә yi, la a loo ma àghaˀà. À bә lya ghә biˀi ǝghonә ma ǝ bikakә zhi bә.

Free Translation

Ngwina is a rough one. She is so scattered. She goes for a walk several times a day and talks rudely. She has not taken to her mother’s advice. Before she will realises, she must have been infected by a disease.

The /gh/ sound in Nkwen Language The Nkwen Language Alphabet The Future Tense in Nkwen Language The present Tense in Nkwen Language
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The /j/ sound in Nkwen Language

The /j/ sound is a voiced sound in Nkwen Language which is found mostly at the medial positions in some words. Below are examples of such words and a text on the /j/ sound.

J   j 

ә̀jyә  →  a feast

ǹjì  → hungar/a name (m)

Ǹjìngàŋә  → a name (f)

àjì  →  an omen

ǹjya  →  soup

mәǹjyә̌ →groundnuts

ǹjyә̌    →  a fine

àjìjìˀì   →  a germ that enters the soles of the feet.

Mә̀toŋtәnә̀

    Nә̀wo tiˀi әjyә ŋgùˀu mә̀karә wǐ. Boŋә ǹjì kakә ŋu adiˀi nәwo bu zaŋә mbәˀәma bә nә ŋgha mәjyә wu àmbwo ŋù ntsә̀mә̀. Bә̀ bâtsә ghasә әdiˀi a diˀi nәwo susu. Bwo jyә mәjyә bwo bǔ ŋkwεrә mâtsә nniŋә әbàa bwo, ŋkә ku mәlaˀa mә nәwo tsεˀὲ mә̀tsә̀mә̀.

Free Translation

Funerals are feast nowadays. You can’t go hungry at a funeral because food is shared to everyone. Some people are a nuisance at funerals. After eating they would want to take some of the food home and thus they move from house to house at the funeral.

The /j/ sound in Nkwen Language https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlwSpS0eLyc&list=PL_ihUsy6_PLKYRhQJ1B65SZ5XN1sLjNBk The Nkwen Language Alphabet The Past Tense in Nkwen Language
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The /i/ sound in Nkwen Language

The /i/ sound in Nkwen Language is a vowel. It is used in building most words as seen below.

I    i

biŋә  →  answer

biŋsә̂  → to ask

bìˀi  →  to carry

àbìˀì  → load

àdìˀi  → a place

àdì  → tragedy

àli  →  incense

ә̀lyi  →  soldier ants

mbyi  →  a goat

àliliŋә  →  a bat

àlìŋә̀  →  witchcraft

m̀mi  → the eyes

zǐ  →  to sweep

Bisә̂  → to smooth

  Mә̀toŋtәnә̀

 À kә̀ bә әzo, Binywε zǐ abî zhì ma ǝ̀lyi kә̀ kǔ wә. À kә̀ swiŋә ambwo moo yì Ǹgwà ŋgә a lo fәngwaŋә niŋә mәmә ŋkyì nfεˀεrә әlyi wu wә. Əlyi wu zә fәngwaŋә fya ŋkhә̀kә̀ wwa.

Free Translation

Binwie swept her compound that was invaded by soldier ants yesterday. She asked her son Ngwa to put salt in water and sprinkle on the soldier ants. The soldier ants saw the salt and ran away.

The /i/ sound in Nkwen Language https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlwSpS0eLyc&list=PL_ihUsy6_PLKYRhQJ1B65SZ5XN1sLjNBk The Nkwen Language Alphabet
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Wise saying in Nkwen Mǝbǎkò’o

Àbàa ntəǝ nə̀ kàa nluu. An Advice bag never gets full.

More on Wise Sayings in Nkwen Language

S/No Nkwen Free Translation
1Àbàa ntəǝ nə̀ kàa nluu.A bag of advice never gets full. (You continue to get advice or learn till your last day, even in events you think you are an expert.)
2Boŋə m̀bì’inə̀ kàkə atyə̌ chyà.The shoulder can never be above the head. (A slave, “worker, student, wife” can never be above his master “boss, teacher, husband”.)
3M̀bàŋə nə̀lwenə̀ ə̀ bə moo.An old age walking stick is a child. (An encouragement for parents to take good care of their children and to children who take good care of their old aged parents.)
4Moo tə̀ zu’u ǹtèe mya kù zhə̀ nsansə.A child who never listens to mother’s advise shall face his/her doom. (A warning to recalcitrant children)
5Ngwo nə̀ kǎ moo ngwo dàŋə njwe.A dog cannot give birth to a different species. (Said when a child grows with the good or negative qualities of a parent)
6O tə kuu moo ŋù ò jwe wwò.When nursing another man’s child bring yours forth. (Said in situations where an adopted child despises his/her caretakers)
7Fya azuŋə ambwo ŋù wuma a zhi ǹdwènə̀.Give something to one who knows the value. (Said in a situation where someone takes good care of something)
8À̀wuŋə nə̀ tə kwi afò a ǹnà kàkə̌ m̀yə̀.A hunting session does not end because animals are finished in the bush. (We do not stop an activity because the enjoyment or pleasure is not still there but because we have to keep time.)  
9Boŋə ò ka kù’u bǔ ŋù tòŋə ò kàkə̌ ǹfὲ’ὲ njya zhì zhi.If you’ve never eaten achu’u with someone you’ll never know how he consumes the soup. (If you’ve never lived with someone, you’ll never know his/her attitude.)
10Ǹchə̀ ngwo dzwi nə ngwo.A curse on a dog remains with it. (Said when we need not revenge a bad act from someone but leave it to God’s judgement.)
  11Boŋə o ka ndya dzwi bə bǐtə̀ ǹjyǎ zhə̀ nə̌ nkyǐ.  If you are not present water will be added to your soup. (If you are not present, you’ll always be cheated.)
12Bǝ̌ tyə mbenə mə ndya bə nə̀ ngrə-məkwε.Fighting within the household is done with the elbows. (Infighting within siblings should never be done fiercely)
13Ǹdya tə̀ sa’anə̀ bə awε̌ ŋu. A family with no quarrels is the absence of people. (Said as a consolation to a family or group of people who are quarrelling or fighting)
14Àbwo bikàkǝ̌ ntsù adàŋə̀ dàŋə nku’u.An empty hand never goes to the mouth. (Said when someone needs a reward for a service or when someone has to feed on what is available and not what he likes)
15Ə̀tyə bya boŋə nchya zi mo’o.Two heads are better than one. (We need to journey or reason with others for we are not perfect)
16O tə tòŋə akù’u ò zə̂ ǹjya zhi za’a.See the achu’u soup first before boring it. (Foresee before embarking on any project)
17“Mə̀ nkə̀ la zhi” ǹtsə̀mə zoŋə bə ndzə̀̀mə̀.“Had I known” is always the last. (Said when an omission brings negative results)
18Mə̀tànə ŋù bə nə̀li zhi.A man’s choice is his eyes. (Said when one has to make a personal choice or decision.)
19Ndyâ bikàkə nə bǝ̀ nshwe.A house cannot burn with people inside. (A problem can’t go unresolved when people are present.)
20A ka mətanə kə ghə o kə mbəŋə nə ala’a shu’u.If you can’t go to the market don’t wish the rain on people. (Do not sabotage if you are not talking part in something)
21Tə zhi ntsǝ̀mǝ̀ mbu’u.An innocent person is in God’s grace. (Said when someone is not guilty of something or is accused when he/she is not guilty)

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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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