Akoose–English Dictionary


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ch-Cntx.var.chy-pfxnoun prefix for class 7, preceding vowel initial stems
châtʃâquwhy; contraction of chě-ʼaáAne mod ásal mbɔ́té á yə̌l ǎken chě-ʼáa débɛnlɛɛ́ mbóŋ émpēe.The man tore his clothes asking what further witness was necessary.
chaántʃǎːnDial.var.ofchǎn
chabyatʃàbjàDualajabeagift, offeringngift, prize
chántʃánadv.qwhat, howCf.kéchán
chǎntʃǎnDial.var.chaánadv.tyesterday, tomorrow; one day removed from point of speakingSɛ́ɛ̄hyɛ̌ áwɛ̄n chǎn.We will come to your place tomorrow.eʼchǎnèʔtʃǎnn14yesterday, tomorrow
chaŋgɛlɛtʃàŋgɛ̀lɛ̀n1scorpion flyBittacus sppSyn.échakê
chêtʃê~demthat, those; distal demonstrative pronoun, follows nouns of classes 7 and 10chokôd chê,that chameleon.Cf.ne1
chětʃěquwhat, whyChě ékə́ə́ boŋ ěebage mɛ mɔnɛ́?Why are you giving me money?
chědɛtʃědɛ̀~demthat particular, those particular; anaphoric demonstrative pronoun, follows nouns of classes 7, 9 and 10eʼnɔn chědɛ,that particular bird.Cf.bědɛdědɛmědɛmwědɛ
cheétʃěːadv.qwhatCf.kéchéé
chěmagtʃěmàk̚n7what thing, which?
chéntʃén~demthis, these; proximal demonstrative pronoun, follows nouns of classes 7 and 10Cf.béndénménnén
chěntʃěnemph.demitself, themselves; emphatic pronoun (for nouns of classes 7, 9 and 10)Cf.běnděnměnmwěn
chɛdtʃɛ̀t̚nlittle, almost, nearly
chɛ̌dtʃɛ̌t̚Pl.byɛ̌dn7/8chinAne mod awóó ntóŋ ń chɛ́d.That man has a long thin chin.ntóŋ ń chɛ̌dǹtóŋ ń tʃɛ̌t̚n3long, thin chin
chə́tʃə́proit, they, them, pronoun for nouns of classes 7,9 and 10
chə̌tʃə̌Dial.var.chǒPl.bə̌n7/8trunk (of elephant)chə̌ é nzyɔgtʃə̌ é nzjɔ̀k̚n7an elephantʼs trunk
chə́ətʃə̂ːproit, they; emphatic pronoun for nouns of classes 7, 9 and 10
chə̌ŋtʃə̌ŋn7knife (for tapping)chə̌ŋ éʼləŋtʃə̌ŋ éʔlə̀ŋn7knife for tapping
chə́ŋgélɛ́ntʃə́ŋgélɛ́nideodepicting fish thrown in basket
chǐdtʃǐt̚n7bundle of palm leaves (for thatching)
chiitʃìː1adv.ttoday2n9todayeʼchiièʔtʃìːn14todayBad bé eʼchii béwóó debyɛ́ tóma bad bé eʼbɔɔ́b.People today are wiser than those in the past.
chii nɛ́ntʃìː nɛ́nexpright today
chíníítʃíníː~demthat over there, those over there; far distal demonstrative pronoun, follows nouns of classes 7 and 10Cf.bíníídíníímínííníníí