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Kalabari Bibi

Homophones

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The word “Homophone” is given a Kalabari form, “omofoni” and defined below:

 

Omofoni anịẹ jen ẹkwẹn bbị na gbọrụ b'ra sịịn, kụma gbọrụ b'ra kẹẹwa, pịkị gberiye fiewa ẹkwẹn bbị.

 
Examples:
die (show, present) ... diye (divide)
fie (mean, signify) ... fiye (food)
tii ye (play thing) ... tiye (what?)
ba (shine, bright) ... bya (cooked, ripe )
 
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