Aɬudan aŋe kyɛgɛ edatta. Ha dɛlɨdiya evena.
The north wind is beginning the task. He sends out breaths over and over.
The subject aɬudan and the verb aŋi we’ve seen before. We add a new noun, class 4 kyɛgɛ task, trial, and a new adverb edatta. In the next sentence is another new noun, class 4 dɛle breath and a new verb evi (S A ↖↗).
First, the verb. Evi implies a moving out in multiple directions or an expansion. The form evena is inflected for iterative aspect and reported evidentiality. Iterative implies that the source ha referring to the north wind is making the subject dɛlɨdiya expand or move outwards over and over. The paradigm for evi:
|imperfect [imp]||perfect [prf]||iterative [itr]|
|visual [vis] / Ø||evi||tavi||evna|
Our two new class 4 nouns:
|motile sg||motile pl||sessile sg||sessile pl|
Like giya from the previous sentence, edatta and its counterpart mɛddatta modify the verb. Edatta indicates that the action in the sentence is beginning, and mɛddatta that it is ending.