Continuing with Gary’s list:
- Were you born in this village?
Ooh, questions! Questions are formed with the quasi-evidential dubitive adverb dɛmɛ, which expresses doubt. So you don’t actually ask a question, you express doubt about a statement, inviting affirmation or correction.
Asking about where you were born is idiomatic. It involves using the class IV noun molola “birth event” as a source. (Giving birth involves tɨŋi molola, with the birth event as the destination.)
52. molola ŋidi sɛdɛ dɛspɛ dɛmɛ?
52. ñarra jamāranrie sū jakēste il jamōla kēñ;