ɛ1Mlɛdisoften translated as "that", indicates transitivity or transfer; it follows verbs of speech, knowing, thinking, feeling, in direct speech or indirect speech to indicate the recipient of the speech act. It functions in a way like "said that"
ɛ2Mauxpast tense markerWvú nu ɛ nya fimbi ɛ̂ me.He gave me a cola nut.Diɛw ɛ lem ŋgbwɛ can ɛ die cii.Diɛw has cultivated a type of food crop and monkeys have eaten it all.
ɛ3Mconj1and; a developmental marker preceding the subject of a sentence showing the onward progression of the story2also serves as a change of subject marker; it typically introduces a new subject in a story or discourseƐ nfu ja we ɛ wee kemaŋka ji ɛ wee ncum ji ɛ nfu kuu.The society stood up. The drummer with the big drum and the drummer with the small drum played and the society began to dance.
ɛ4Massocof or belonging to; an associative marker which follows noun class 6 words to show some kind of relationship, association with, or even possession by the following wordƐge ɛ shie kukune fele yo gbwe.The eggs of a hen are bigger than those of the partridge.
ɛ-Mpfxprefix of class 6 nounsBonyii tuule ɛta.People are carrying stones.
ɛ́1Hdisthen; the "then" part of the contingent (conditional) "if...then" grammatical construction; technically called the apodosis of the contingent clauseƐ́ me ŋkɛŋke bigɛw, ɛ́ me eŋguy mwɛɛm fô way.If I have money, then I will buy things at the market.tu
ɛ́2Hdisif; the "if" part of the contingent (conditional) clause of the "if...then" grammatical construction; technically called the protasis of the contingent clauseƐ́ me ŋkɛŋke bigɛw, ɛ́ me eŋguy mwɛɛm fô way.If I have money, then I will buy things at the market.
ɛ̀Ldis1signals a command or positive exhortationƐ̀ toŋene!Be vigilant!2may serve as a "dummy" subject, with the actual subject coming a bit later in the sentenceƐ̀ nu me.It is me.
ɛ̂Lprep1location word showing the place or position of something2in; at; on; toJoo nu ɛ̂ ŋkaa le.Water is in the bucket.
ƐbaanyaMHMMnpland bounded by the river Kebanya and Etakum Nkor and the slope below the Mbinon Baptist Church
ɛbo1canMH.mlkebo, bibon71handWvú kɛŋke kedeŋ kew ɛbo.He is holding a shovel with his hand.2used figuratively to indicate responsibility for or possession ofWan wvu fwɛ wvù bó boke wvun nu ɛ bó boke can ye le.This new child that has been delivered, is delivered in his hands.ɛbo ɛcɛɛyMH MHHn7right handɛbo ɛlɛmsɛɛbo ɛŋkoŋkoɛbo ɛkɛnɛMH MMLɛbo ɛŋkoŋkoprepleft hand side; literally "woman hand"Wvú nu ɛ shii ɛbo ɛkɛnɛ.He is sitting on the left-hand side.ɛbo ɛlemsɛɛbo ɛlemsɛMH MMLɛbo ɛcɛɛyprepright hand side; literally "man hand"Wvú nu ɛ shii ɛbo ɛlemsɛ.He is sitting on the right-hand side.ɛbo ɛkɛnɛɛbo ɛŋkoŋkoMH MLLn7left handɛbo ɛkɛnɛɛbo ɛcɛɛyɛbo keyɛMH MMid1generous2unselfish; ready to give help, money, whatever is needednyaa nyaɛbo yɛMH Lidpoor; literally "hands open"Me nu ɛbo ɛyɛ.I have no money.
ɛbo2MHn7a loan in physical labour or some kind of help where one person helps another so that his help will be reciprocated another time; group farming is often carried out with groups of 5-10 people in this way
ɛbo3MHprotheir; third person plural possessive pronoun, class 6
ɛbonɛbonLlhLlhprothemselves; reflexive pronounBokɛnɛ gɛne fô way waale ɛbonɛbon.Women are going to the market and quarreling among themselves.
ɛbowenMLMprothird person plural possessive pronoun, class 6; logophoric pronoun used only in reported speech