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Some Simple Adverbs in Medumba

ndundu

'quickly'

muʔ ŋʤu

'probably'

fafa

'completely'

kwa məbo

'well'

Xabi

'partially'

bujanʧə

'angrily'

bunəta

'loudly'

bukwani

'elegantly'

ndta

'hard'

nəʃu

'very'


Comparatives and SuperlativesEdit

ReduplicationEdit

Many adverbs in Medumba show reduplication. So far all cases show full reduplication of the root. We have evidence of this occurring with both NCV and CV syllable types. Reduplication may be used to intensify the meaning of these words.


(1)

mʙɯ

kɯiɯ

ndundu

dog

run

quickly

"The dog runs quickly"

(2)

mʙɯ

kɯiɯ

ndɔndɔ

dog

run

slowly / quietly

"The dog runs slowly"

(3)

John

kəʔ

nʤu

sa-sə

fafa

John

NEG

win

matches

completely

"John doesn't win his matches completely"

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