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Exercises lesson 7

7.E Exercises

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  1. Exercise 1. Translate to English: demonstratives
  2. Exercise 2. Translate to English: intransitive verbs
  3. Exercise 3. Translate to English: transitive verbs
  4. Exercise 4. Translate to Zarma: relative & demonstrative
  5. Exercise 5. Translate into Zarma: 'will go'
  6. Exercise 6. Translate into Zarma: 'you and me'

7.E.1 Translate to English: demonstratives

Zarma English
Kalam wohendi ga ku no, amma wone ga dunguriyo.  



Nda ni na fonda wohendi gana, ni ga koy ganjo ra.  



Boro way cindi ahakko din kaŋ go no ga kaa yongo, Yantala borey no.  




Laabu koy fo na tira wo hantum iri se.  



Irikoy saabuyaŋ ga boori; wodin n' a ga ba han kulu.  


Bor' o faro ga kayna; a go no g' afo ceeci kaŋ ga beeri.  



Ay kayna na iri ce za a go yongo, isa me ga.  



Ni gonda kalam wala hay fo kaŋ ga goy wo te, wala?  




7.E.2 Translate to English: intransitive verbs

Zarma English
Ay baaba koy Ɲamay.  


A kalamo ga boori.  


Iri baaba kani.  


A jirbi ciino ra.  


I ga koy ganjo ra wiciri.  


Ay beere no.  


Iri do, cawyaŋ fu kayna go no.  


Bi fo a kaa iri do.  


Ay kayna koy isa.  


Nd' ay koy ay beere do koyne, ay ga zumbu a ga jirbi ahakku wala jirbi way.  




7.E.3 Translate to English: transitive verbs

Zarma English
Iri arme di ni fuwo.  


A di haw fo mo.  


A n' a day; a kond' a fu.  


A kaa iri do; a kande hay fo kaŋ a du nga kwaara.  


Ɲaŋo go ga goy fo te kaŋ izo ga waan' a.  


Kayno ga kand' i se hari kan ga haŋ.  


Ni ga waani Zarma cawyaŋ, wala?  



7.E.4 Translate to Zarma: relative & demonstrative

English Zarma
My father brought this book.  


We shall go to that house tomorrow morning.  


This man saw ten lions yesterday.  


This person's dog killed two birds yesterday in the bush.  



That lion, which you saw yesterday, we heard its voice.  



We saw this person; he came from this house.  



The man who wrote this letter is over there.  



You counted these six books, you sold three.  



This house's door is open (it is open).  


When his older brother came from the bush yesterday, he brought the millet, which is over there.  




They wrote fifteen letters but these three will stay here because the writing is small.  




The religious teacher who is at our villages, it's a Karma person.  




7.E.5 Translate into Zarma: 'will go'

English Zarma
My sister will go into the house.  


The father will go home.  


His older brother will go to town.  


Their mother will go to market.  


Your younger sister will go to Abdou's.  


Sixteen children will go in the car.  



7.E.6 Translate into Zarma: 'you and me'

English Zarma
You will get my letter.  


You saw my pen.  


You heard my brother.  


You want my drinking water.  



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