Sisaala - English


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acjandNambagɩla nɛ sie a mʋ gɩrɩŋ.The hunter got up and went to the bush.
a chɩŋcfa lɩɩa yie suomiqnt.sinceA chɩŋ chʋchʋɔŋ kala mɩ ha bɩ kɩaa die.Since morning I have not eaten anything.a chɩŋ ... kaa kɔfrom ... untilA chɩŋ chʋchʋɔŋ kaa kɔ mɩ ha bɩ lɩɩŋ nyʋa.From morning until now I have not drunk any water.
a chɩŋ ... nɩsɩŋ lɛqnt.right from ...A chɩŋ Kanton nɩsɩŋ lɛ a kaa kɔ jɩnɩŋ Sɩsaa tinteeŋ sɩma.From the time of (chief) Kanton up to now it is well with the Sisaala land.
a lɩɩcfa chɩŋa yie suomiqnt.1sincea lɩɩ chʋchʋɔŋ a kaa mʋ dɩdaanɩŋfrom morning to evening2from ... onwardsA lɩɩ jɩnɩŋ a kaa mʋ mɩ bɩra bɩ jaŋ gaa.From today on I will not steal any more.
a mʋ tɩgɛ ... lɛcj phrconcerning, aboutƲ magɛ namaga a mʋ tɩgɛ baal la sɩ mʋ Kʋmasɩ lɛ.He told a proverb about the man who went to Kumasi.Vɛŋ lɩma a mʋ tɩgɛ nɩalɩŋ lɛ.Go quickly so that you can catch up with the others.
a yie suomicfa chɩŋa lɩɩqnt.sinceA yie suomi dɩa mɩ bɩ sɩgaarɛ nyʋa.Since yesterday I have not had a cigarette.
aaptcand, continuous
-aan sxsfxplural ending
aamɩŋn, bush-buck
aarɩŋn, grass-cutter, cane rat
abɛ tɩan, (Twi) oil palm, date palm
abɩrɩbɛn, (Twi) pineapple
adʋan, short funeral prayer of Muslims
afurumon, a kind of magical power
agbadan, robe, mostly worn by Muslims
agɩsɩŋcfpɩɩŋn, yam
ahɩrɩan, (Twi) sugar-cane
exclno
akarɩman, official player of the talking drums
akarɩma
akurokuexcloh, what a wonder!
Alaamisin, (Hs.) Thursday
alabarɩkaexclplease reduce/increase the price (used in bargaining)
alabasan, onion
alambarɩkan, (Hs) veil