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Classroom:LING2208 - Annotating Akan


The following table show next to the two different uses of verbal affixes.

Item Form Example English translationn
copula ɛyɛ aboa it is an animal
verb ɛyɛ aboa he does a thing
affix (progressive) -re- merekɔ I am going
affix(future) -bɛ- yɛbɛba we will come
affix (inceptive) -rebɛ- ɔrebɛkɔ she/he is about to go
prefix(perfect) -a- woakɔ you have gone
prefix (...) -a- ɔrekɔ akɔfrɛ no she/he is going to call him
suffix (past) -a- mobaa ha you all came here

Quelle: http://www.abibitumikasa.com/forums/showthread.php/48084-Akan-(Twi)-Kabea-(Tenses-Aspects-of-Twi)

--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.


Clause linkage

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'.


--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.


if u want more examples click on the link below