ba1cfbadaalbayoonncomp. ofn-yoonndaalni1nilaban-yoonninterrogativewhat?Aa ban ba? What do you want? (You want what?)badaal? when? (what day)ba ŋa?why? (what happened?)Ba ŋa si?|What is the matter with you? (What happened you?)ba pu?why? (what upon?)bayoonn when? (what time?)Aa fuu ni bayoonn? What time did you come? (You arrived what time?)
ba2particlemarker of conditional contrary to factNi yaa ba nan bi niyajatiib yoonn ngbaan kan naa ba ga ŋa baah nan ŋa pu na.If you had been living in your ancestors' day, you would not have done what they did.
baa4negative pronounthey are not/did not... (pronoun bi 'they' fused with aa neg.')
*baa1reflexiveself, (one's) own (reflexive)Aa gii aabaa aa?Did you cut yourself?M kal mbaa aadiik ni.I sat in my own room.
*baa2cfdaalbaadaalcomp. ofdaalnumeralone, certain (the prefix agrees with the noun and may be plural)U kpa ubo ubaa. He has one child.Uja ubaa le nan bi......There was a certain man .....Bijab bibaa le nan bi .....There were some men .....*baabaaunspec. comp. formnumeralone each/ one, one