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Learn to speak Saafi-Saafi : The complete language course

 

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Acknowledgments ............................................................................ xiii
Introduction ..................................................................................... xv
How to use this book ....................................................................... xvi
Pronunciation ................................................................................ xviii
Saafi alphabet ................................................................................ xxii
Unit 1: The Saafi-Saafi alphabet

(Mbaaɗ ciŋ peɗeem Saafi)  .......................................................... 1
    Activity 1: Learning the Saafi-Saafi alphabet .................................... 1
    Vocabulary .................................................................................... 4
    Unit 1: Test your knowledge ........................................................... 5
Unit 2: Verbs and conjugations

(Cooni ci na jamono ciŋ woy ci)  ................................................. 6
    Activity 1: Conjugating verbs in Saafi-Saafi ...................................... 6
    Vocabulary .................................................................................. 18
    Unit 2: Test your knowledge ......................................................... 19
Unit 3: Questions: The 5 Ws and 1 H

(Tiik meeksoha ci) ..................................................................... 20
    Activity 1: The six basic modes of questioning ................................ 20
    Vocabulary .................................................................................. 22
    Unit 3: Test your knowledge ......................................................... 23
Unit 4: Personal pronouns (Kooɗ tiik ci) ................................... 25
    Activity 1: Saafi-Saafi personal pronouns ....................................... 25
    Vocabulary .................................................................................. 30
    Unit 4: Test your knowledge ......................................................... 31
Unit 5: Possessive pronouns (Kooɗ tiik teeɓoha raak raak. /

Kooɗ tiik teeɓoha heɗ)............................................................... 33
    Activity 1: Saafi-Saafi possessive pronouns .................................... 33
    Vocabulary .................................................................................. 39
    Unit 5: Test your knowledge ......................................................... 40

 

Dialogues: Communicating in everyday situations ................... 42
(Taptiɗoh peɗeem ci:

Ci wooysaŋ kooh nu wiis ŋ kipes ki) ......................................... 42

 

Unit 6: Booking a hotel

(Nakoh ambɗu tuuƴ ŋ hanheerkoha) ........................................ 43
    Activity 1: Booking a hotel over the phone ..................................... 43
    Vocabulary .................................................................................. 49
    Unit 6: Test your knowledge ......................................................... 51
Unit 7: At the airport (London Gatwick Airport) 

(Ŋ ayeropora (Ayrapor Gatwick Londong)) ............................... 53
    Activity 1: Seeing a familiar face ................................................... 53
    Vocabulary .................................................................................. 57
    Unit 7: Test your knowledge ......................................................... 58
Unit 8: On the aeroplane (Ɗooy ropilaani) ................................ 60
    Activity 1: Can I please get to my seat? ......................................... 60
    Vocabulary .................................................................................. 66
    Unit 8: Test your knowledge ......................................................... 67
Unit 9: Arriving in Senegal (Léopold Sédar Senghor

International Airport) |   (Reeyiŋ ɗif Senegaal)  ...................... 69
    Activity 1: May I see your passport please? .................................... 69
    Activity 2: Would you like some help? ............................................ 71
    Activity 3: Do you have anything to declare? .................................. 73
    Activity 4: Accepting help from the airport porter. .......................... 75
    Vocabulary .................................................................................. 78
    Unit 9: Test your knowledge ......................................................... 80
Unit 10: Taking a taxi to the hotel

(Ɓay/kooɗ taxi kaɗ ŋ hanheerkoha)  ........................................ 83
    Activity 1: Could you take us to Sanghe? ....................................... 83
    Vocabulary .................................................................................. 86
    Unit 10: Test your knowledge ....................................................... 87
Unit 11: Arriving at the hotel

(Reeyiŋ ɗafi ŋ hanheerkohaana) ............................................... 90
    Activity 1: booking into a hotel ...................................................... 90
    Vocabulary ................................................................................. 96 
    Unit 11: Test your knowledge ....................................................... 97
Unit 12: Meeting the locals (Cohi na geniɗ ci)  ......................... 99

    Activity 1: Greetings ..................................................................... 99
    Activity 2: Greeting a fellow hotel guest at the smoking area ......... 101
    Vocabulary ................................................................................ 103
    Unit 12a: Test your knowledge .................................................... 104
    Activity 3: Greeting and introducing yourself to the neighbours ..... 105
    Vocabulary ................................................................................ 109
    Unit 12b: Test your knowledge ................................................... 110
Unit 13: Let’s talk about ethnic groups and nationalities

(Ɓoo woyaat ŋ cuup ci na kur ci) ............................................ 113
    Activity 1: Which ethnic group do you belong to? ......................... 114
    Vocabulary ................................................................................ 117
    Unit 13: Test your knowledge ..................................................... 118
Unit 14: Let’s talk about the family

(Ɓoo woyaat ŋ ɓi faahi)........................................................... 120

    Activity 1: The family members ................................................... 120
    Vocabulary ................................................................................ 124
    Unit 14a: Test your knowledge .................................................... 125
    Activity 2: Meet the family .......................................................... 126
    Vocabulary ................................................................................ 130
    Unit 14b: Test your knowledge ................................................... 131
Unit 15: Places and directions

(Ɗisik ci na ɓak/yurhoha ci*) ................................................. 133

    Activity 1: Spatial location ........................................................... 133
    Activity 2: Giving directions ......................................................... 140
    Activity 3: Asking for directions ................................................... 142
    Vocabulary ................................................................................ 144
    Unit 15: Test your knowledge ..................................................... 145
Unit 16: Going to a restaurant

(Kaɗ toonohaanaŋ kañam ka) ................................................. 148

    Activity 1: Arriving at the restaurant ............................................ 148
    Activity 2: May I take your order please? ..................................... 150
    Vocabulary ................................................................................ 152
    Unit 16: Test your knowledge ..................................................... 153
Unit 17: Let’s go shopping (Ɗif kaɗaat romɗuka) ................... 155

    Activity 1: Going to the market .................................................... 155

    Activity 2: Shopping for a new outfit ............................................ 163
    Activity 3: Going to the salon ...................................................... 172
    Vocabulary ................................................................................ 176
    Unit 17: Test your knowledge ..................................................... 178
Unit 18: Expressing your feelings

(Woy ini nik ŋ keeniŋ ɗa) ........................................................ 181

    Activity 1: A romantic dinner for two ........................................... 181
    Vocabulary ................................................................................ 187
    Unit 18: Test your knowledge ..................................................... 187
Unit 19: Making a phone call (Ɓeeɗkoh telefon)  ................... 189

    Activity 1: Making an international phone call ............................... 189
    Activity 2: Making a local call ...................................................... 193
    Vocabulary ................................................................................ 196
    Unit 19: Test your knowledge ..................................................... 197
Unit 20: The weather is nice. Let’s go to the beach.

(Heri neɓiɗ, ɗafi kaɗaat ŋ serendaŋ cookma.) ........................ 199

    Activity 1: Time of the day, season and weather .......................... 199
    Activity 2: Nature and the heavens .............................................. 200
    Activity 3: Going to the beach ..................................................... 202
    Vocabulary ................................................................................ 209
    Unit 20: Test your knowledge ..................................................... 211
Unit 21: Let’s go sightseeing (Kaɗ tiindsuka) ......................... 216

    Activity 1: We are going to the nature reserve ............................. 216
    Activity 2: Visiting religious and sacred places .............................. 221
    Vocabulary ..........................................,,,,,,................................ 226
    Unit 21: Test your knowledge ..................................................... 228
Unit 22: Employing someone (Bin paŋkoh) ............................. 231

    Activity 1: Type of jobs ............................................................... 232
    Activity 2: I am looking for staff .................................................. 233
    Vocabulary ................................................................................ 235
    Unit 22: Test your knowledge ..................................................... 236
Unit 23: Time, dates and arranging a meeting

(Jamono, na mbaɗ ci/neeh ci, na gap coh) ............................. 237

    Activity 1: Time, days of the week, and months of the year .......... 237

    Activity 2: Making plans to attend a cultural event ........................ 240
    Activity 3: Arranging a meeting ................................,.................. 241
    Activity 4: Conducting a job interview ...................................,...... 244
    Vocabulary ................................................................................ 249
    Unit 23: Test your knowledge ..................................................... 251
Unit 24: Let’s talk money and Saafi numbers

(Ɓoo woyaat ŋ kopor na kindohaaciŋ Saafi) ........................... 255

    Activity 1: Saafi numbers (cardinal and ordinal numbers) .............. 255
    Activity 2: Money ....................................................................... 258
    Activity 3: I am going to the bank ............................................... 259
    Activity 4: I am going to the bureau de change ............................ 262
    Vocabulary ................................................................................ 264
    Unit 24: Test your knowledge ..................................................... 265
Unit 25: Going to the post office

(Kaɗaŋ ɗiska na kaɓɗohse/woosohse).................................... 269

    Activity 1: Posting a letter and a package ..................................... 269
    Vocabulary ................................................................................ 273
    Unit 25: Test your knowledge ..................................................... 274
Unit 26: Human body; accidents and emergencies

(Faan ɓo’na ŋgomuk ci na in win-win/ jatambaliɗ) ................ 276

    Activity 1: Human being / person ................................................ 276
    Activity 2: Going to the hospital .................................................. 282
    Vocabulary ................................................................................ 287
    Unit 26a: Test your knowledge .................................................... 289
    Activity 3: Reporting a crime to the police .................................... 292
    Vocabulary ................................................................................ 297
    Unit 26b: Test your knowledge ................................................... 298
    Activity 4: Words relating to life and the human senses ................ 299
    Vocabulary ................................................................................ 300
    Unit 26c: Test your knowledge .................................................... 301
    Activity 5: Words relating to death and the afterlife ...................... 302
    Vocabulary ................................................................................ 304
    Unit 26d: Test your knowledge ................................................... 305
Unit 27: Bidding goodbye (Aaskoh haad) ............................... 306

    Activity 1: I just came to say goodbye.......................................... 306
    Vocabulary ................................................................................ 309

    Unit 27: Test your knowledge ..................................................... 310

 

Appendix

    Appendix 1 Answers ................................................................... 313
    Appendix 2 Punctuation marks: their names and their use in

    Saafi-Saafi writing ...................................................................... 318
    Appendix 3 Saafi cardinal numbers .............................................. 319
    Appendix 4 Saafi ordinal numbers ............................................... 324
    Appendix 5 Basic arithmetic ........................................................ 325

 

Saafi-Saafi – English vocabulary ...................................................... 326
English – Saafi-Saafi vocabulary ...................................................... 400

 

Upcoming publications .................................................................... 455

 

About the authors & editors  ........................................................... 456

 

Notes and references ..................................................................... 461

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