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Tampulma - English
a1and (connecting serial clauses)Ar mu tuntɔla nɔ a nyɛ min.Sew these shorts of mine for me. a2they, them, (of things)Ba kpa chisa a kaali ŋmaha ta la kum a.They take cutlasses and go to the farm to harvest them. aaand (connecting serial clauses)Nyɛ aa se kɔha.Let them be eating grass. aan-ta(type of) antelopeZinan Tɔmi ma fa duŋni aannɛ a la kpu un.Today Tommy chased an antelope and killed it. aaraaarsagrasscutter, bush ratNambagil ti la kɔharɛ a la kpu aarsa.The hunter went to bush and killed grasscutters. aayinoAvug pɛɛksi o beeu, o ŋɔ di aayi.Avug asked her child, and she said no. abɛabɛsapalm nutAbɛsa nyɛn yawa ni aa yogli.There are palm nuts in the market for sale. abɛ sɛɛm-saripe palm nutAbɛ sɛɛm chiŋɛ pasta Mosis ŋmaha.There is a ripe palm nut in Pastor Moses’ house. adaka-saboxAdakasa abanyuun chiŋɛ Basig nyana dɛ ni.There are five boxes in Basig’s father’s room. agbadaya-sasoya beanTika waa koti par agbadayasa ali o ŋmaha.Tika was not able to plant soya beans on his farm. agbadaya nuutasoya bean oilAgbadaya nuu wer kinkannɛ.Soya bean oil is very good for you. agbadaya sausoya bean flourAtika zɔŋ agbadaya saurɛ.Atika has cooked some soya bean flour balls. akarimasadrum beaterAkarima ya naa laa mosi zɔɔsa kimose.The ‘Akarima’ is the one who plays the drums. akata-sa(type of) soupAkata disa lɛm kinkannɛ a werwa diili.‘Akata’ soup is very tasty and is good for you. aku .....dahabecauseTɔmi ŋɔ di o waa ki la chɛchi zinan aku o wa kpak alaafɛ daha.Tommy said that he won’t go to church today because he is not well. alaafɛgood healthAŋmaaŋa vɛ kpak alaafɛɛ zinan.Angmanga is not feeling well today. Alaaji-saAlhajiAlaaji kanɛ sal ti ni aa zaami wusa.The Alhaji is sitting in the compound praying. alawamine-sa(type of) yamAlawaminnɛ ya kpamnɛ aa di limaŋ saha.The ‘alawamine’ yam is eaten in the dry season. aleefu-saaleefuAleefu chiŋɛ Tika zaamun ŋmaha ni.Aleefu is growing in the garden behind Tika’s house. alɛɛwatwoTika yau kpama alɛɛwa ali yawa ni.Tika bought two yams in the market. alibasaalibasisaonionAlibasisa nyɛn yawa ni aa yogli.There are onions in the market for sale. alibasa kpachakaonion leafBɛriki alibasa kpachakta a gumsi gaabu.Dry the onion leaves and make gaabu balls. alikaama-saearly guinea cornAlikaama ya poki torere aa bi lalaka.Sorgum is a variety of guineacorn that produces early. Alikuraam-saKoranI wa zim Alikuraam karimi.You do not know how to read the Koran. alizinaalizinsaevil spiritAlizinsa wa wer.Evil spirits are not nice.