ja

ja

ja

This is a relative pronoun that relativizes inanimates. In the fourth sentence of the Babel text

ē teteñ ien hēja ñanna jamāonre nīkan jakōnōr ja ñi jōl rā anīstīli;

ja relativizes jakōnōr. ñi jōl rā anÄ«stÄ«li is “make the top of it to heaven” and it is jakōnōr “a tower”.

And they to each other said: We should make a city with a tower whose top is to heaven.