The Mende Language; Containing Useful Phrases, Elementary Grammar, Short Vocabularies, Reading Materials

The Mende Language; Containing Useful Phrases, Elementary Grammar, Short Vocabularies, Reading Materials

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...Behind. Kaka. Side. Kpela. Near. Ngeya (lit. hand). With. Ndia. Middle. Mba. On top. Ya (lit. edge). Ditto. Mbu. Under. Hu. In. Gohu. Inside. Examples. a, with, etc. Following the verb gbate, make, construct. Ti hege gbate a guli ji. They make soap of this tree. Following the verb gili, think. Ye, ba gili a na. He said, Do not worry about it. Following the verb go, give, or present with. I ti goa a mehe. He gave them food. Sina ga bi go lo a hale. To-morrow I will give you medicine. Following the verb gu, can. I gu a lila. He cannot go. Following the verb henga, dream. Ke nyapui be i henga a pumoi. And the girl dreamt of the white man. Following the verb ja, touch. Ba ja a tie. Do not touch them. Following the verb ke, show. Ke angie ga ye pe. Show him how to do it (how I do it). Ke i hugenga a ngi hini. And she told everything to her husband. I ngi mayia ge a ngi kei. She complained to her father. Following the verb li, go. Mu li a pele na mu waila. We go the road we came. Li a ngie. Take him away. Following the verb Lq, want, like. Nya longo a mehe. I want food. Gl loni a na. I do not like that. Following the verb Clqlq, dislike. Ti lolo a ngie nu gbate va. They disliked him because he was rich. Following the verb ndondo, cease. Ndondo a sore! Stop that noise! Following the verb tqti j or tatij, begin. I toto a wola. She began to weep. I toto a nyandela. It is beginning to improve. Following the verb wa, come. Bi wai lo a njiei 1 Have you brought a complaint? Bi wai lo a ngie? Have you brought him? Wa kole = wa a kole. Bring the paper or book. Following the verb yonga lewe, boast. Ke i yonga lenga a nasia And he boasted over all of gbele. them. Following the verb pe or we, do. Gbo ba pe a guri na. What are you doing with that stick. it of more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236516931
  • 9781236516930