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Adjectives

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The Kalabari form (Kf) for Adjective is given as [Ajẹktivu] and defined in Kalabari below:
Ajẹktivu anịẹ ye, anịanịa tombọ sime b’ra tọmar’ ẹkwẹn bbị.
 
 
Colours

black = krukru, ono

brass = ojo

blue = so tọrụ

green = ịnya tọrụ

red = awụ

white = abịlala

yellow = epe

 

Sizes

big = dba

great = gbrogbro

small = ịrụ

obesse = dba gbudugbudu or kama

tall = gele

short = kpụlụ

slim = gbalamgbalam

 

Shapes

round = fongolo

straight = gonogono

square = inia ịkụkụ nyana

crooked = gboloki gboloki

bent = anda

 

... more to come

 

NB: Sometimes the Kalabari words below can act as intensifiers to these and other Kalabari adjectives :

(1)   bẹ      (2) tẹ       (3) wrar'      (4) nyana

 

Examples:

tall man = gelet owibo

unseen power = rịya b kuro

square table = inia ịkụkụ nyana wrar' dbịl

bent road = andat etela

 

 
COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE DEGREES OF ADJECTIVES
In the Kalabari language, the comparative degree of adjectives is indicated by the phrase:   maị krama + the superlative
while the superlative degree is indicated by:   the root word +  tẹịn.
E.g    good = ibi
         better = maị krama ibitẹịn          
         best = ibitẹịn      ... more examples soon    
 

 

 

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