Make your own free website on Tripod.com

kalabarinabibi
Anagrams

Home

Abridged Kalabari
Adjectives
Adverbs
Allegory
Alliteration
Articles
Anagrams
Antonyms
Advanced Study 1
Bi-Homonyms
Consonants-Vowels
Conjunctions
Diacritical Marks
Direct - Indirect Speech
Disapproving Remarks
Exclamations
Homonyms
Homophones
Hyperbole
Irony
Kalabari Anthology
Kalabari Beliefs
Kalabari Culture
Kalabari Costumes
Kalabari Folk Songs
Kalabari History Highlights
Kalabari Idioms
Kalabari Kings 1669-2003
Kalabari Towns
Language Gems 1
Language Gems 2
Metonym
Metaphor
Nasalized Words
New Entries
Nouns
Onomatopoeia
Oxymoron
Paradox
Pathetic Fallacy
Peculiar Kalabari Expressions
Personification
Phonemes
Phrasal Verbs
Pronouns
Preposition
Punctuations
Simile
Synonyms
Syntax
Talking Time
Transitional Statements
Verb

KALABARI  ANAGRAMS
An anagram is a word that is derived from the re-arrangement of another word. Examples include : 
            guns   ----    sung
            nips    ----    pins
            worse ---    swore
            teams ---    mates,  etc.
In the Kalabari language, such words exist. The importance of this lesson will be clear when we start to write Kalabari Poems.
 
ike  [ hunchback ]  :  eki  [ to peel yam,plantain, etc ]
isam [ perewinkle ]  : sima [ spoil, damage ]
kapa [ clothing ]     paka [ to go out ]
loko loko [ prosperity ] :  kolo kolo [ to pick something up ]
mesi  [ fourty ]   :  sime  [ to stay ]
mapu  [ two persons ]    :  puma [ to slice boiled yam]
nomu [ madness ]   :  muno [ filth, dirt ]
obu [ dumbness ]   :    buo [ leg ]
owi [ rashness]  :  iwo [ ascension, newness ]
olobo [ concubine ]   :  obolo [ to paste ]
oson [ soap ]   :   sono  [ five ]
ofin  [ to sweep ]   :   foin [ swollen, float ]
poku  [ toilet ]   :   kopu  [ highest ebb]
siko [ hiccup ]  :  kosi [ ground, crushed ]
more...