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Conversational T iv 2

Conversational T iv 2. De cie u lamen zwativ ga. Meetimg People. Iti you er ana ? Whay is your name ? Iti yam er Terngu My name is Terngu M ngu wan u Nomishan I am the son of Nomishan Ka we zan Terdoo ne? Are you Terdoo ? Ei , ka mo Iorwuese No , I am Iorwuese

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Conversational T iv 2

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  1. Conversational Tiv 2 De cie u lamenzwativga

  2. Meetimg People • Iti you erana? Whayis your name? • Iti yam er Terngu My name is Terngu • M ngu wan u Nomishan I am the son of Nomishan • Ka we zanTerdoo ne? Are you Terdoo? • Ei, ka mo IorwueseNo, I am Iorwuese • U lamenzwaTivkpa? Do you speak Tiv? • U fazwaTivkpa? Do you know (how to speak) Tiv? • M fazwaTivdedogaI don't know Tiv very well (I don't know much Tiv) • En, m lamenchukuchukuYes, I speak a little • ItiingômerAwashima The name of my mom is Awashima

  3. Vocabulary II • ga = not • fa = know • lam = speak • liam = speech • za = go • doo = good • dedo = well • fefa = quick, fast • yem = go • orkwav = contemporary • ikar, huror = friend • ishior = lover • faityo = able, can • tsegher = only, merely • pine = ask • inyaregh = moneyinyarev = farm flies • ngu = is • na = give

  4. Sentence Buil-up • Terdoo, U ngunena? Terdoo, how are you? • Iti yam erTerdoo My name is Terdoo • Mbayer un erTerdooThey call her Terdoo • a venda he/she refused • a due he/she went out • ItinaerSesughga His name is not Sesugh • Ka Ngunan la ga That is not Ngunan • Ka Ngizan ne ga This is not Ngizan

  5. Or Tiv A Tivman • KwaseTiv A Tivwoman • Or America An American • Or Canada A Canadian • Lamen (zwa) Tivga He/she does not speak Tiv • Lamen (zwa) Tivdedo He/she speaks TivwellM fazwaTiv I (know) can speak Tiv • M fazwa Hausa kpaa I can also speak Hausa

  6. Se mbaiormba shin We are (people) from Atlanta Atlanta • M ngu shin Kalamazoo I live in Kalamazoo • M zake/sha/shin yaI went home • M soo u pinen we kwagh I want to ask you something • Ka nyikwagh(a)? What is it? • Ngôuana? Who is your mother? • NgômMernan My mother is Mernan • Terem Nomishan My father is Nomishan

  7. Ijenkorou we? Are you hungry? • U yanyi? What did (would) you eat? • Ne yanyi? What would you eat? (plural) • Me ya pizza I will eat pizza • Se yachinkafa We will eat rice • M sooinyamga I don't want meat • YadoosooinyamikeghYadoolikes chiken • Kaaatsaka Fry potatoes (Make some French fries)

  8. Bugh = open • wuhe = close • de = stopinyon = bird • iti = name • kwase = woman • inuunkwase = young woman • ngôkwase = "old" elderly woman • ngô= mother, female • nom = male, husband • nomso or = man • wanye = child • wanye (wan) kwase = girl • wanyenomso = boy • soo = like, love • wuhekor = it feels cold • indohol = it is cold • ter = father • tile = wait

  9. Shopping • Ka nyi u soo u yamen? Whay do you want to buy? • M soo u yamentakeda I want to buy a book • Ishena ka nena? How much is it? (The price is how much?) • Va a naira utar Bring three naira • Me na naira mom I'll pay (give) one naira • Me nau naira mom man I'll pay you one naira kobo pue. and ten kobo.

  10. Kumaga It's not enough • Shi seer naira môm Add one more naira • U teen utsuwakpa? Do you sell pots? • M teen I do sell (them) • Nam u har Give me two (of them) • Koholcii ka naira pue The total is ten naira • Mimi, naminyaregh Mimi, give me money

  11. Vocabulary III • pencil = pensel • pen = pen • môm= one • har = two   • tar = three • nyiin = four   • taan= five • teratar = six • taankar u har = seven • anieni = eight • taankar u nyiin = nine • pue = ten • puekarmôm= eleven • puekar u har = twelve • puekar u tar = thriteen • puekar u nyiin = fourteen • ikundu = twenty • ikundukarmôm= twenty-one • ikundugber = thirty • akundu a har = forty • akundu a hargber = fifty • akundu a tar = sixty • Akundu a tar gber = seventy • What is eighty? Ninety? • Derimôm= one hundred

  12. akundu a nyiin = eighty • deri (akundu a taan) = one-hundred • dubu (akundupue) = one thousand • dubuderi = one hundred thousand • dubudubu = one million • kar = past, pass • nam = give me • ngohol = get (take) it • Ka u me? = how many? • Mba u me? = How many are they? • Sentence Build-up • Ka nyinee? = What is this? • Ngun ka ikônough= This is a chair • Ngura ka nyi? = That is that? • Ngura ka tebul = That is a table • Ngun ka ayaba = This is a bananaMbaye? = Is it edible? (Do they eat it?)

  13. Receiving a Phone Call • Helo, helo. Ka an ne? Hello, hello. Who is this? • M soo u yôôsoa Mr. Ami I want to speak with Mr. Ami (Can I speak to Mr. Ami?) • Ka ya u Ndur ne nega? Is this the house of Ndur? • En, Ka an u yere? Yes, who are you calling? • Ka we terfa? Are you Terfa? • En, Ka mo Yes, I am • Mama woungukpa? Is your mother there? • Tile, me yila un Wait, I'll call her • Tereu (papa wou) Is your father there? • ngu her kpa? • A zakasua He has gone to the market (shop) • Ngu her. De m yila un He is there. Let me call him. • Shiengunena? What time is it? • Ka ahwa a tar It's three o'clock

  14. Shiekuma u zayavenIt is time to go sleep (It is time to go to bed) • Yemzayav Go and sleep • YemzaôôiyolGo take a bath • KilezwadedoBrush your teeth well • Kileanyi a yem Brush your teeth cleannder wake up • yavsleep • NgutornguyavenNgutor is sleeping • Sesughngu a ndergaSesughis not yet awake • Terngu ngueren tom Terngu is working • Yemzaer (homwek) Go do homework tom u makeranta • I verkwaghyan Food is served • M vermngerem I served water

  15. Ka nyikwaghyana? What's for food (dinner)? • Kwaghyan bee The food is finished (i.e. all eaten up) • M erkwaghyangaI did not prepare any food • M vor a kwaghyan u erenI am tired of cooking • Se yemhwatevWe (need to) go to the restaurant • Yila pizza Call for pizza • Nam mngerem ma man Give me drinking water • Mngerem ma ndôhol Cold water • M soo u suwanI feel like vomiting • Ishongi van mo I feel like vomiting • M soo u nyian I want to excrete (go to the bathroom) (I want to poop) • M soo u nyanden I want to urinate (pee)

  16. Vocabulary IV • ya = eat • ma = drink • tsee = hot • uma = dry • oso = crunchy • iuwe = kwaghyan = food • iber= poridge • ruam= pudding • akamu = corn cereal • ya = home • iyough = house • nenge = see, look • kenger = look, observe, watch • zuwa (zua) = meet • ihinga = nose • alôm= rabbit • ishu = fish, fishes • kengkeng, kpee = must, definately • faityô= can, able • hana? = where? • heen = here • heera, keera = there • huror= friend • aikighe (aikie) = evening • pepe = morning • pepepepe = dawn, early in the morning • tughtugh =early in the morning • tetan = afternoon • Ahenga = noses

  17. nomiyange = noon • sha use = at dawn • hegen = now • hen = think • jiir = place, cook • pughul = to boil • turugh = steam • gbenda = road • inya = earth, soil

  18. SENTENCE BUILD-UP • Ka an u kerene? Who are you looking for? • Ka kwase u an la? Whose wife (woman) is that? • Ka hanmakwase la? Which woman is that? • Wondo ne doom gaI don't like this (these) pants • Ka u dedo It's a good one • U faityôutôônun You can take it • Ka u wou It is yours • Ka u wam It is mine • Kera ka u wamgaIt is no longer mine • Ngura ka u ana? Whose is that? • Ngura ka u naThat is his/hers

  19. PLACES AND THINGS • Tema shin tsoSit in the boat • Mato ne yevesegande This car (truck, van) is speeding (is running too much) • M famato u nahanga I don't know how to drive • BughhundaOpen the doorBughiyoughOpen the door (Lit.: open the house) • Nyôrker Enter (in) • Temainya Sit down • Tile sha Stand up

  20. Iyangengi a due ga The sun is not yet up • Iyange mire It is dusk (the sun has gone down) • uwer due The moon is out • Uwerta The moon shines • Uwer u Julai The month of July • A yemshawoHe/she went to the mountain • WotavkpishiThe mountain is tall • Hakeem tavkarSada Hakeem is taller than Sada • Undeigungu Climb the hill • Hungwasha Climb down (Get off of it) • Iyangeidughsha The sun rises from the east itioughkitar • Iyange mire shin The sun has set in the west ityôtar

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