More on the definite articles in Exercisae 10, and 12
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THE DEFINITE ARTICLE "THE" ALWAYS FOLLOWS THE NOUN!!!!!!!!!!
RULES TO FOLLOW
A. For words ending with a nonnasal vowel, the definite article is "a".
1. Pye a - The foot
2. Kò a - The body
B. For words ending with a consonant preceded by a nonnasal vowel the definite article is "la".
1. Liv la - The book
2. Tab la - The table
C. For words ending with the nasal vowels "an, en, on" the definite article is "an".
1. Tan an - The time
2. Jaden an - The garden
D. For words ending with a consonant which is preceded by the nasal vowels "an, en, on" , The definite article is "lan".
1. Sant lan - The odor
2. Pant lan -The edge
E. For words ending with a resonating "m and n", The definite article is "nan".
1. Kann nan - The Sugar cane
1. fanmi an – the family (the ending “-mi” is preceded by a nasal sound “fan-“)
3. tanbou an – the drum
4. lennmi an – the enemy
F. Let's practice! Practice makes perfect. Choose the correct definite article for the following words. Choose: a, nan, lan, la, an
1. Zanmi 2. Twalèt 3. Klou 4. Pen
5. Syèl 6. Vwazen 7. kay 8. Chapo
9. Semèn 10. Leson 11. Chanm 12. Mont
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1.zanmi an 2.twalèt la 3.klou a 4.pen an 5.syèl la 6.vwazen an 7.kay la 8.chapo a 9.semèn nan 10.leson an 11.chanm nan 12.mont lan.