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Iman̄-ǹge (Abiche)

Ebi kè iman̄ ekisa ige usem Obolo ire echi (mêkọt igwen ema abiche):

Abiche Obolo
a b ch d e f g gb
gw i j k kp kw l m
n nw ny o p r
s sh t u v w y z

Mîkaan̄ si iman̄-ida [tone marks] òrere ebi kè iman̄ ekisa ijeen̄ ike ida abiche obotaan̄. Ema ere:

Iman̄-ida
` òsiki ida ìjọ̀n̄, ọ̀gọ, ufè
ˆ ida òkininim kwû, îlìbi, mîtàba
ˇ ida òkinenene fǔk, îfǒ, mǐn
´ ubene ida úrá, éwé, égbè
¯ oke-oke ida na, re

Me usem Obolo ìkare otutuuk ida ke ekijeen̄ me lek iman̄-ǹge. Ekijeen̄ ida òsisiki mè echi òkininim gaalek. Ekitoon̄ si iman̄-ida me lek adasi ukpa-ida ikọ [syllable] echi erere "verb. Me ere geelek me usem Obolo, kpekijeen̄ oke-oke ida [mid-tone/downstep]"[1]


References[edit source]

  1. "About Marking of Tones in Bible" in Teaching Adasi Ikpa Obolo p.9 © Obolo Language and Bible Translation Committee, Agwut Obolo, Rivers State, Nigeria