Akan Teleteaching Course

Unit 6.6: Exercise 3 - Solutions

Exercise 3a: Translate
1. Don't buy (2s) this old car. Buy a new one! 1. Nt kaa dada y. T fofor!
2. Don't buy (2p) old cars. Buy new ones! 2. Monnt kaa dada. Mont fofor!
3. Come sit down (2s) under this big tree! 3. Tena dua kse y ase!
4. Sit down (2s) under this big tree! (movement towards speaker) 4. Btena dua kse y ase!
5. Take (2s) a short hoe to (= k) the field! 5. Fa as teta b k afuom!
6. Take (2s) all the long hoes to (= k) the field! 6. Fa ns atenten nynaa no k afuom!
7. Put on (2s) the red dress! 7. Hy ataade kk no!
8. Eat (= drink/2s) this delicious soup! 8. Nom nkwan dd y!
9. Please buy some sweet oranges for (= ma) me! 9. Mepa wo kyw, t ankaa dd b ma me!
10. A: How much are these oranges? B: 1000 cedis for 5. A: That is very much. Lower the price a bit. 10. A: Ankaa y y sn? B: Enum y sd apem. A: Ne !bo y den. Te so kakra!

Exercise 3b: Form the above imperatives into the optative!
1. You (2s) shouldn't buy this old car. You should buy a new one! 1. Wonnt kaa dada y. Wont fofor!
2. You (2p) shouldn't buy old cars! You should buy new ones! 2. Monnt kaa dada! Mont fofor!
3. You (2s) should come sit under this big tree! 3. Wontena dua kse y ase!
4. You (2s) should sit under this big tree! (movement towards speaker) 4. Wommtena dua kse y ase!
5. You (2s) should take a short hoe to the field! 5. Womfa as teta b nk afuom!
6. You (2s) should take all the long hoes to the field! 6. Womfa ns atenten nynaa nk afuom!
7. You (2s) should put on the red dress! 7. Wonhy ataade kk no!
8. You (2s) should drink this delicious soup! 8. Wonnom nkwan dd y!
9. You (2s) should buy some sweet oranges for me! 9. Wont ankaa dd b mma me!
10. You should lower the price! 10. Wonte so!

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