or ==> wri (weri)
There are three ways of connecting alternativse words or sentences to
weri (wri) ==> or
wri .. wri ==> either ... or
-ma .... ima ... ==> or?
weri and wri are interchangeable, they have the same meaning: or
18.1 wri (weri) ==> or.
When wri (weri) is used in between two or more words or sentences it
Gabrti wri Hailet shngi
Gabr or Haile call
(you) call Haile or Gabr.
genji wri Gwi
(you) sleep or rise up.
mehersi wri bari
study (learn) or leave.
Ku Ikrd Duwi wri ku genasi
Your father (to) or your mother (to) tell
Tell (to) your father or your mother.
Ertra feri wri Sudan
Go to Eritrea or Sudan.
18.2. wri ... wri ==> either ... or
When we use the two words wri .... wri, the meaning is either ... or
wri Gabrti wri Hailet shngi
Either Gabr or Haile call
Call either Gabr or Haile.
wri genji wri Gwi
either sleep or rise up.
Ku Ik'rd duwi wri ku genasi
Your father (to) tell or your mother (to)
Tell either (to) your father or (to) your mother.
wri Ertra feri wri Sudan
Either Eritrea go or Sudan
Go to Eritrea or to (the) Sudan.
18.3 -ma .... ima .... (this) ... (the other)?
In questions, we can connect two or more words or sentences by using -ma
.. ima ==> to one or mean one or the other., this or that etc. ma is a question tag.
ku mada Awkama ima Afyet?
your firend Awka is or Afyet
(Who) is your friend Awka or Afyet?
ku mada awni gn Awkama ima Afyet
your friend who is Awka or Afyet
Who is your friend, Awka or Afyet?
(remember the sound nge, as in lenga, two)
genjna to sleep;
Gwna to rise up
mehersna to study, learn
barna to leave
duna to tell
ferna to go
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