French-Yemba-English Phrasebook

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ANNOUNCEMENT RESULAM !!!!

After two years of hard work, is now available on Amazon, the French-Yemba-English trilingual conversation guide, containing about 2,000 expressions commonly used in everyday Yemba language conversations.

Link of acquisition of the printed book
https://amzn.to/2AXNlYj

Link of acquisition of the digital version / kindle
https://amzn.to/2T7uT6y

The book is very well organized in 31 chapters with everything you need to communicate fluently on a daily basis. (See the list of chapters at the end of this message)

After reading this book, the learner must be able to introduce himself, ask all the questions that come to his mind, in short to communicate without embarrassment with native speakers, including the elderly.

The book targets three categories of people:
1) people with a knowledge of French and wishing to learn Yemba and / or English,
2) people with a knowledge of English and wishing to learn French and / or Yemba,
3) people with knowledge in yemba and wishing to learn French and / or English. There is an android app on Google Play called “Cameroon Phrasebook”, based on this book.

Table of contents

1. Introduction | Ŋkwɔ́ | Introduction 1
1.1. Introduction en français | Ŋkwɔ́ mé aflǎŋsi. | Introduction in French. 1
1.2. Introduction in English | Ŋkwɔ́ mé ŋglísi | Introduction en anglais. 3
2. Les parties du corps | Mejʉ’ mbənnɛ̄t. | Parts of the Body 7
3. Adjectif possessif des parties du corps. | Lepɔ́ŋ méjʉ’ mbənnɛ̄t. | Possessive adjective of the Body Parts. 13
4. Présentations. | Mezhεne, lecwī nnɛ̄t. | Introductions. 21
5. Salutations et accueil. | Metsa’te pɔ́ leso’ne. | Greetings and welcome wishes. 32
6. Dire au revoir. | Lela’ne. | Say goodbye. 36
7. Poser les questions. | Lezεte menu. | Ask questions. 37
8. Relations familiales. | Alεt atseŋεŋ̄gyā. | Family relationships/kinships 46
9. Emplois, profession, métier. | Afa’/ nthū afā’. | Job, profession. 52
10. Phrases pour les voyageurs. | Meshuŋne leziŋ. | Phrases for travelers. 61
11. Amour, sentiments, romance, mariage. | Ŋkɔŋne, azwíŋ, lekwā’, alǎŋ̄gyā. | Love, feelings, romance, marriage. 66
12. Amour, sentiments, cœur brisé. | Ŋkɔŋne, azwíŋ, mezəŋ, amək ntə̄. | Love, feelings, broken heart. 78
13. Demander pardon. | Leswiŋte, lelɔ atsā. | Ask for forgiveness. 83
14. Souhaits de fête. | Meswiŋte lekāk, membhʉέ lekāk. | Feast wishes. 85
15. Temps et saisons. | Eshhʉ̄ thʉ̄ pɔ́ mefʉ’; efʉ’ njhʉ̄. | Weather and seasons. 87
16. Sensations. | Leju’nnɛ̄t. | Feelings. 90
17. Compassion. | Atsā. | Compassion. 93
18. État d’âme, humeur. | Ntɔŋ. | Mood. 94
19. Indignation, colère. | Lɔ́ŋ. | Outrage, anger. 96
20. Expression de regret. | Leka ndá’anzhɛ̄, aməkte. | Expressing regret. 99
21. Déception et désespoir. | Letapne. | Disappointment and despair. 101
22. Expressions d’étonnement. | Meshuŋne ŋkʉ’ne. | Expressions of surprise. 103
23. Questions sur l’état de santé. | Mefuŋte ánε ŋkāŋ̄nɛ̄t. | Questioning about state of health. 107
24. Réponses sur l’état de santé. | Mepiŋne mefuŋte ánε ŋkāŋ̄nɛ̄t. | Answers on the state of health. 109
25. Etats physiques. | Meyiŋ nnɛ̄t. | Physical states. 115
26. Temps, moment. | Njhʉ̄ , efʉ’. | Time, moment. 119
27. Demander et dire la date. | Lezεte pɔ́ leshūŋ ālé’é lā’. | Ask and say the date. 123
28. Pièces et équipements de la maison. | Ntsi ŋ̄gyā. | Parts and household appliances. 125
29. A table (le repas est prêt). | Njhʉ lejhʉ́ ŋ̄gwʉ̄ŋ. | Meal is ready! 129
30. Au travail. | Ajʉ’εfa’. | At work. 136
31. Expressions générales. | Meshuŋne tétshwi. | General expressions. 140
32. Grammaire. | Membə́ shuŋne. | Grammar. 158
Appendice 1 : Clavier Clafrica 162
Appendice 2 : Liste alphabétique de quelques professions en langue yemba | Nthū afā’. 163

Thanks to the authors of this precious book, for the huge sacrifice

Mr. Giresse Jiokeng Feutsa
Mr. Oliver Germain Tafouemewe
Shck Rodrigue Tchamna

And also and especially to our readers
Ms. Josephine Donke
Mrs Malagho Christelle

Long live the Yemba language, live the Cameroonian languages, live the African languages

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