Gonja – English


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m1verbprtfuture and past tense marker connecting verbs in a verb phrase (comparable to a )e maaŋ tiŋ m bahe will not be able to come
m2pro1I 2my m pibi - my child m eche - my wife
mapro1me ma nɛ n sipo bee yɔ Buipe - I and my younger sibling are going to Buipema ndehere I amma nnait is me2my (poss. pronoun)ma jɔnɔ nde - this is my dog
ma /maananmum, motherm ma nde - this is my mother
maaVerbal infixnot (verbal infix, present progressive )
maaŋVerbal infixwill not, should not (neg verbal infix, future tense)
malaadjalso, too
malaika /amalaikanangel
malanfiki /?ntraitor
malɛadjalso, too
malfa /amalfangun
malgav1to talk, to say, to speak2to rebuke, to accuse e malga mo - he rebuked him
malga a gbitivtalk against
mamachinwonderful, a wonderful thing
mamachisheŋ /amamachisheŋnwonderful thing, mysterious thing
manainterrog. nounwhy
manaŋadvquickly
manɛinterrog. nounwhat?
manɛ e ba nɛinterrog. nounwhy (lit. what happened that)
manɛ so nɛinterrog. nounwhy (lit. because of what that)
mannɛ loŋnot so, it is different
mannɛ sheŋnothingManɛ e kɔ fo? - what is the matter with you? Sheŋ maŋ kɔ ma -- nothing is the matter with me. Mannɛsheŋ nna. - Nothing is the matter.
mansaŋ /?npancake
manyaŋvto sprinkle water
maŋVerbal infixnot (neg. verbal infix, for aorist and past tense )