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Revision as of 00:10, 10 December 2009

Mooré (also Mòoré, Moré, Moshi, Mossi, Moore or More) is a language spoken on the Mossi Plateau of Burkina Faso.

Contents

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Basics

Good morning! 
Ne y beogo!
Good day! 
Ne y windiga!
Good evening! 
Ne y zabré!
How is your morning/day/evening? 
Beogo/windiga/zabré kibaré?
your family? 
y zak ramba?
Hows your work going? 
Tuumda kibaré?
Peace/Health only!, ie, Great! 
Laafi bala!
Hello. 
. ( )
Hello. (informal
. ( )
How are you? 
Laafi beme ? ( Yaa wana )
Fine, thank you. 
Laafi bala. ( )
What is your name? 
 ? ( Fo yuur la a boen?)
My name is ______ . 
______ . ( Mam yuur la a _____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
. ( )
Please. 
. (Behmeh)
Thank you. 
. (Barka)
You're welcome. 
. (Pa sek ye/ Ka sek ye)
Yes. 
. (Ngye )
No. 
. (Ayo )
Excuse me. (getting attention
. ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
Maan sugri. ( )
I'm sorry. 
Maan sugri ( )
Goodbye 
Wend na kon'd nindaare( )
Goodbye (informal
Nindaare ( )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
Maam ka goamda _______ [wusgo] ye. ( [ ])
Do you speak French? 
Yamba goamda farende bi? ( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
 ? ( ?)
Help! 
 ! ( song y mam!)
Look out! 
 ! ( !)
Good morning. 
Ne yibeogo. ( )
Good evening. 
ne y zabre. ( )
Good night. 
Ne y yungo. ( )
Good night (to sleep
. ( )
I don't understand. 
. (Mam ka wumda ye)
Where is the toilet? 
twalet be ye? ( ?)
I am trying to learn Moore
Maam saam s'dah Moore.

Problems

Number and system

System: %30 Swahili and %30 Kinyarwanda-Kirundi, %40 Other

Numbers

½ - ela-yahma

0 - ziroy

1 - mioo-jaah ( or "oojaa" )

2 - mab-balah bibirah

3 - truguh berah

4 - kirkoouh berah

5 - taan-noh maganoh

6 - seksuh zekoh

7 - sikh-weenah zakoh

8 - oo-kuth zakoh

9 - no-kath zakoh

10 - mirona ( or "rona" )

11 - mirongah'moo-jaahyo

15 - mirongah'taan-nohumaganohyo

20 - mirongo mabbalu bibiru

22 - mirongo mabbalu bibirgah'mab-balah bibirahyo

30 - mirongo truguu berau

40 - mirongo kirkou berau

50 - mirongo taannou maganu

60 - mirongo seksu zeku

70 - mirongo sikweinu zeku

80 - mirongo ooku zeku

90 - mirongo nokatu zeku

100 - miyana ( or "yana" )

200 - miyango nebbalu pebiru

300 - miyango dguu bru

400 - miyango ghiu bru

500 - miyango dennu bitanu

600 - miyango zau sau

700 - miyango zekweyo sau

800 - miyango you sau

900 - miyango moku sau

1000 - migighumba ( or "gighumba" )

2000 - migighumbgo boppalu bobbiru

3000 - migighumbgo ttu ppu

4000 - migighumbgo jju ppu

5000 - migighumbgo tatau pathanu

6000 - migighumbgo suu soo

7000 - migighumbgo sewweeo soo

8000 - migighumbugo woo soo

9000 - migighumbugo nuo soo

10000 - miookhjaah-mikhara ( or "oojaa khara" )

20000 - mikhago puuaplu pibiru

30000 - mikhago dudo bubu

40000 - mikhago gogu bubu

50000 - mikhago dahhoau beethanu

60000 - mikhago sok zuu

70000 - mikhago ksawwaayo zuu

80000 - mikhago vuu zuu

90000 - mikhago nou zuu

100000 - miookhjaah-miseeba ( or "oojaa seeba" )

( After the pass on the "rona" phase )

1000000 - miookhjaah-miliyounuya ( or "oojaa liyounuya" )

( After the pass on the "yana" phase )

10000000 - miookhjaah-mirongolina ( or "oojaa rongolina" )

( After the pass on the "gighumba" phase )

100000000 - miookhjaah-miyangolina ( or "oojaa yangolina" )

( After the pass on the "oojaa khara" phase )

1000000000 - milouyarda ( or "louyarda" )

( After the pass on the "rona" phase )

10000000000 - miroun-miloyordoha ( or "roun-loyordoha" )

( After the pass on the "yana" phase )

100000000000 - miyan-milurdekha ( or "yan-lurdekha" )

( After the pass on the "gighumba" phase )

1000000000000 - mitirilana ( or "tirilana" )

( After the pass on the "oojaa khara" phase )

1000000000000000 - mikatruhana ( or "katruhana" )

( After the pass on the "gighumba" phase )

Time

Clock time

Duration

Days

Months

Writing time and date

Colors

Transportation

Bus and train

Directions

Taxi

Lodging

Money

money: ligidi I have no money: Ligidi kahbeh

Eating

Bars

Shopping

Driving

Authority

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