9.2.3.5. Demonstrative pronouns

amʋamʊart."the"; discourse marker referring to something known to both speaker and hearerAtogyihɛ amʋ lablɩ.The food is cooked.9.2.3.5Demonstrative pronouns
amʋʋamʊ́ːdem.that/whichMɩ atadɩɛ amʋʋ nɔwa igye amʋ lakpɔɩ.My cloth which I wore yesterday that has become dirty.Oyin amʋʋ ɔlɛba nfɩ amʋ lolwii. The man that came here he is a quiet man.Ayin amʋʋ bɛba nfɩ amʋ bolwii. The men that came here are good men.9.2.3.5Demonstrative pronouns
anfɩaɱfɪ(H) dem.this oneAnɩ fɛ́ɛ́ anɩgyi afɔɔ ɔyɩ anfɩtɔ. We all are strangers in this world.9.2.3.5Demonstrative pronouns
ɩnɩɪ́!nɪ́dem.this9.2.3.5Demonstrative pronouns
ɩnʋɪnʊ contractiondem.there; at that timeNyankpʋ latswie dʋbɩ sʋ, atsalɩ bʋ ɩnʋ. It has rained a lot so it's cool there.Kʋkʋ ma ɩnʋ. Nothing was there.Awʋlɛ mʋ́ a, fɔpʋ wa ntsutso a, bʋtamalɛ mʋ ɩnʋ ɩnʋ.This net, you put it into the water, you don't take it out at the same time.Lɛ fʋ aklantida amʋ lɛ obu amʋtɔ afʋfɛɩ nʋ. Ɩnʋ lawa nyanya.Remove your old cloths and sleeping mats from the room so that you can sweep there as it has become nasty.9.2.3.5Demonstrative pronounscomp.ɩnʋ aimmediately thenma ɩnʋnot existph. v.bʋ ɩnʋexist
mʋ́amʋ́mʊ́amʊ́ dem.that one; the other oneMatsu ɩnɩ, mboun tsu mʋ́amʋ́. Don't take this one, take the other one.Mʋ́amʋ́ bʋ alɛ dʋn ɩnɩ.That one is better than this.9.2.3.5Demonstrative pronouns
2nɪ/nɪ́ dem.deictic local to speaker and hearerAsʋn amʋ asɩ nɩ. This is the matter's meaning.Nkɩ mɩ atɔ amʋ mɛ? Mʋ́ nɩ. Where are my things? This is them.Mʋ nɩ.This is he.9.2.3.5Demonstrative pronounsIdiom:ma nɩ mɩ nɩdusk
ɔnɩɔ́nɪpl.anɩ2n.this person9.2.3.5Demonstrative pronouns
tɔátɔ́ácontr. ofɩtɔsg. ofatɔ 2ánɩ́pro.the thing thatTɔá nyankpʋsa tamakle a, bʋtamapʋ bwɛ mʋ.Some thing that a person does not like, don't do it to him.The thing that humans don't like, they don't do it to him.Kɩ tɔá amʋʋ ɩda ɩnʋ amʋ afʋtsu mʋ́ ha mɩ.Look at the thing that is lying there and bring it to me.9.2.3.5Demonstrative pronouns