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a-1pfx1prefix for nouns of class 5, preceding consonant initial stemsabum,stomach.2to; infinitive markerBéhɛdɛ akɛ.They want to go.
a-2Neg.eé-1pfxhe, she, it; verb prefix for third person singular/class 1 (subject agreement marker)Mwǎn awédé.The child died.
a-3vocvocative marker (used before stems beginning with a high tone)A-Mésu!Mesue!
aamof; associative marker for nouns of class 1ngwáá a saadîn,sardine tin.
-aCntx.var.of-ɛʼ
á-1pfxit, they; verb prefix for classes 5 and 13 (subject agreement marker)Abum áwag mə́ áte.His stomach hurts.
á-2vocvocative marker (used before stems beginning with a low tone)Á-Ngɔm!Ngome!
á1Sp.var.é2partto, at, etc., general locative markerAdé á ndáb.He is in the house.
á2amof; associative marker for nouns of classes 5 and 13abaa á nyam,liver.
-ʼáCntx.var.-ʼǎ-kə́-kə̄clitalso
â-1pfxto; infinitive marker=class 5 prefix, used in purpose clausesAnsú á ndáb, âboŋsɛn nsɔ́n ḿmī.He returned home to prepare his work.
â-2pfxprefix marking future tense on verbs, completely merges with person and negative prefixesMɛ̌lāŋ kálag.I will read the letter.
âContr.ofáde1
ǎ-pfxhe, she, it; verb prefix third person singular/class 1 (subject agreement marker), combined with future markerǍkɛ̌ á dyɔn.I will go to the market.
-ʼǎCntx.var.of-ʼá
aaDial.var.ofaáy
-aaInfl.var.of-aá
rp"he said that;" reporting particle introducing speech, thought, etc., third person singular, mə́kag.He said that he will be going.
-aáInfl.var.-aasfxverb suffix indicating past imperfective negative
-ʼaáclitalso; developmental marker
-ááDial.var.-ɛ́ʼáásfxverb suffix indicating past tense and imperfective aspectBéwánáá nzum chǎn.They were fighting yesterday.
aákenrpwhether; reporting particle introducing a question by third person singular speaker
aásexclexpression of amazement
aáyDial.var.aapartno
abaamebaan5/6liverAbaa á nyam ábóó.Liver is good.abaa dé mbéb