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Kalabari Bibi

Conjunctions

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The Kalabari form (Kf) for Conjunction is given as [Kọnjọkịsọnị] and defined in Kalabari below:

Kọnjọkịsọnị anịẹ dukoye ma pakịrị gbolomar' ẹkwẹn bbị.

 
Examples:
and  =  4 forms:   na ... na,     pịkị,     wnị,    t   
Daba and Boma will go = Daba na Boma na mu ba
And God blessed him = Tamụnọ wnị O boma
 
but  =   kma
 
but for = ofori kma
 
because =    k got oko bar' ye
 
because of = got
 
as = b'ra
Tell us as it happened = Anị paka b'ra duko Wa p'rịị
 
or  =   2 forms:    anịanịa,    mn
Come this morning or afternoon = Mị dedebio anịanịa enebaka boo 
Which do you like, this or that?= Tiye I blar', miem mn aniem?
 
so  =  aniem rẹs'
 
therefore =  aniem rẹs'
 
until (also till) =  3 forms: wenii, trmẹ,
                                               sime ogbo (with the verbs in the negative)
I danced until he slept = A skị wenii O monom
Till I come, peace be with you = Trmẹ A bo, dein I na s'mee
I will not dance until he sleeps = A skị bịya O mono'a sime ogbo
 
before =    trm
See her before you leave = Ar rị trm I so
 
if =   3 forms: bb,    boto,   kma
I will go if you want = A mu ba I bii bb
Find out if he has returned = Dọkị nimi O pịkịmabo t boto
You will be amazed if you go there = I bbua ba I anịanga mu kma
 
 

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