Akan Teleteaching Course

Unit 9.7: Vocabulary

Note: The word items in the red area are compulsory for the Final Exam and have thus to be learnt by heart; whereas the words in the white area are also to be learnt but their active mastery won't be required for the Final Exam.

a rel. cl. marker (introduces relative clauses) who, that, which

a cond. cl. marker (closes conditional sequences) if, when

a-funumu, pl. mfunumu n ass, donkey

A-!mosu n (he who gives rain) attribute of God

A-!mowia n (he who gives sunshine) attribute of God

a-nky bara phrase soon after, it didn't last long

a-pirakuro n wound

b ka v+compl. incur debt in business; go bankrupt

d aboa v+compl. help

-ka, pl. aka n debt

gu mu phr. v put into, pour into

gye to mu ser. v+pp. be convinced, accept, believe

h mmb v+compl. pity, have mercy on sb., show empathy

hy b v+compl. promise, pledge, warranty

koto v kneel, stoop, cower, crouch, squat

kyekyere v bind, tie, tie together, dress (s.o.'s wounds), bandage

ma so v lift

mane v 1. turn or go aside from a main road 2. send, post, transmit

m-fatoh n parable, comparison, similarity

nam v 1. walk 2. crawl, creep

-kwan!kyn n roadside

-kwanmukfo, pl. akwanmukfo n robber, highway robber

-ynk, pl. aynkfo n comrade, friend

pira, redupl. pirapira v hurt, wound

pue so phr. v appear, come up

saa ara adv. it is so, like that, the same way, likewise

s complementiser that, so that

s .. a, conj. if, when

y mmb v+compl. be pitiable, pitiful

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