The following table show next to the two different uses of yɛ verbal affixes.
||it is an animal
|| ɛyɛ aboa
||he does a thing
| affix (progressive)
||I am going
||we will come
| affix (inceptive)
|| she/he is about to go
||you have gone
| prefix (...)
||ɔrekɔ akɔfrɛ no
||she/he is going to call him
| suffix (past)
||you all came here
--Dorothee Beermann (talk) 23:12, 8 October 2015 (CEST)
Noun Phrase internal agreement
--Jacqueline Ofosu-Appiah 13:57, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
In the example below there is agreement between the noun "ndompe" and the numeral "mmienu". They agree in terms of number.
One might want to say that the numeral is the agreement controller while the noun is the controllee.. The noun initial nasal marks the "dompe" as being plural.
na wakɔfa saa dompe no de ndompe mmienu no adwane.
“he will then grab the other bone and run away with two bones”
The sentence below consist of two clauses. The conjunction "sɛ" introduces the complement conjunction selected by the matrix predicate The main verb is phrasal verb "yɛ nadwen" meaning 'decided'.
ɔkraman nibrefo yi yɛɛ nadwen sɛ ɔpɛ saa dompe no nso.
“the greedy dog decided he wanted that bone too”
--Jacqueline Ofosu-Appiah 22:22, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
One phenomenon I realised during annotation is the use of "a".
during my annotations i used a lot of the perfect tense marker "a" and the reason is that it was a film narration so everything i talked about had happened already. Below are sentences to illustrate this phenomenon.
Agyinamoa no ahu hwansena no.
“the cat has seen the fly”
hwansena no akɔ si papa no atifi.
“the fly has gone to sit on top of the man's head”
agyinamoa no akye hwansena no.
“the cat has caught the fly”
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