form (Kf) for Article is given as [Atịkụlụ] and
examples given below:
a = gbọrụ
an = gbọrụ
the = 3 forms exist: be mẹ and
NB: In the Kalabari language, the article "the"
exists in several forms depending if the noun that follows is singular or plural; masculine or feminine.
NB: In the Kalabari
language, "the" comes after the noun as opposed to coming before it in the English language.
the + ( singular masculine) = be
Tell the man to come = Duko owibọ be p'ri O bo
the + ( plural masculine) = ma
e.g The men are here = Owiapụ ma In bo tẹẹ
The Kings are leaving = Amadapụ ma In soar'
the + ( singular / plural feminine) = ma
e.g The girl is tall = Erebọ tụbọ ma A gele wrar'
The girls are sleeping = Eremina awọmẹ
ma In monoar'
the + ( singular inanimate ) = mẹ
Lift up the chair = Ingada mẹ sakị gelemaa
Break the egg = Anyị mẹ baa
the + ( plural inanimate) = ma
arrange the chairs = Sisi ịngada ma dẹẹ
Go and wash the spoons = Mu ịngajị ma sịkịrịị
The + names of persons
Unlike in the English language, " the " can be used with the names
of persons in the Kalabari language. e.g Boma has returned
= Boma ma A pịkịmabo tẹẹ.
The + possessive nouns
Here "the" can be expressed or omitted.
grace of God = Tamụnọ dikibụjịrị
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