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Tyap

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Foo ma̱ng bai hu! Welcome!

A̱JI WA ZI̱ NA NI̱ MMYIAM A̱LYEM TYAP KA
It's here that we shall be learning the Tyap Language

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Tyap (natively: A̱lyem Tyap; exonym: Katab, Kataf) is a Platoid, Benue-Congo, Niger-Congo language of seven main dialects (Fantswam, Gworok, Maba̱ta̱do, Sholyio, Takad, Tyeca̱rak and Tyuku) spoken by a population of over 250,000 in central Nigeria, in an area where the Nok culture (c. BC 1,500 - 500 AD) flourished.

Head, Nok culture, terracotta, Honolulu Museum of Arts

Table of contents (A̱tyii nkyangmami)[edit| edit source]

  • Introduction to Tyap (Á̱lyiat Á̱son di̱ Tyap)
    • Tyap alphabet
    • Pronouncing the Tyap sounds
    • Tyap numbering system
      • Cardinal numbers
      • Ordinal numbers
      • Numbers according to frequency of occurrence
  • Lessons (Tyiet)
      • Lesson 1: Tyiet 1 (Salutations: Byat)
      • Lesson 2: Tyiet 2 = Introducing yourself (What is your name?)
      • Lesson 3: Tyiet 3 = Introducing yourself (Where do you live?)
  • Grammar (A̱gi̱rama)
    • Vocabulary
    • Articles
    • Nouns
    • Pronouns
    • Verbs
    • Adverbs
    • Adjectives
    • Prepositions
    • Conjunctions
    • Interjections

Introduction to Tyap (Á̱son a̱lyiat di̱ Tyap)[edit| edit source]

Lessons (Tyiet)[edit| edit source]

  • Lesson 1: Salutations
  • Lesson 2: Introducing yourself I (What is your name?)
  • Lesson 3: Introducing yourself II (Where do you live?)

Grammar (A̱gi̱rama)[edit| edit source]

  • Vocabulary
  • Articles
  • Nouns
  • Pronouns
  • Verbs
  • Adverbs
  • Adjectives
  • Prepositions
  • Conjunctions
  • Interjections

External links[edit| edit source]