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ADJECTIVES
Ajektivu anee ye sime bara toma ekwen bibi.
 
NB: All words denoting colour, sizes, shape etc are adjectives. To express most adjectives in Kalabari put the suffix   -te   after the key word:
      eg.  black bag = krukrute akpa
              tall man  = gelete owibo
more to come...
 
 

COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE DEGREES OF ADJECTIVES
In the Kalabari language, the comparative degree of adjectives is indicated by the phrase (  mai krama + the superlative) while the superlative degree is indicated by ( the root word + tein).
 
NB: The root word is in blue
 
1. good                    better                        best
    ibi                        mai krama ibitein       ibitein
 
2. tall                       taller                          tallest
    gele                    mai krama geletein    geletein
 
3. big                       bigger                       biggest
    duba                   mai krama dubatein   dubatein
 
4. far                       further                       furthest
    ala                      mai krama alatein      alatein
 
Homework: Now do the same  for 
                   cold  =  oboku
                   new  =  iwo
                   clean = fiafia
 
NOTE: Please note that when only two things or persons are compared, the superlative takes over the comparative. For example:
 
"Which of the two boys is taller"? =
Ma owiapu awome ma ogboku tubo geletein.
                   but
 
"Which of the three boys is taller"?  =
Tra owiapu awome ma ogboku tubo mai krama geletein
                   and
 
"Which of the three boys is tallest"? =
Tra owiapu awome ma ogboku tubo geletein.
 

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