by Mary Steele
There is an Adverbial Conjunction aah which immediately precedes the verb and takes an obligatory clause final particle na. This may express Time, Reason (because), (or Manner with an additional particle pu immediately preceding the final particle na).
Here an example:
Ute aah chuun nsan ni na, uwaa juu u.
“‘When his/her father was walking along the path a snake bit him.’”
When expressing time with a Nominal Subject, as in:
Uja ngbaan aah finn na, le Uwumbɔr di upii ngbaan dan u chee.
When the man awoke God brought the woman to him.
or in the following example extracted from TypeCraft:
Maah cha kisaak na m kan upeeman.
“‘When I was going to the farm I saw an antelope.’”