The coordinating conjunctions in English are: and, but, or, yet, for, nor & so.
In this post we will be dealing specifically with the and conjunction which in Wolof is ak/ag when connecting nouns and pronouns or te when connecting verbs and phrases.
Below are examples of ak in use:
ak kan? – and who?
man ak yow – me and you
ndey ak baay – mother and father
bile ak bale – this and that
suma xaalis ak sa xaalis – my money and your money
Ak also means with:
mu tase fa ak bukki – he encountered there a hyena
ak jamma – with peace, in peace
kaay ak ñun – come with us
pañe bi dafa fees ak doj – the basket is full of stones
dox na ñaar i fan ak fas am – he went for two days with his horse
mu rendi ko ak paaka – he cut its throat with a knife
kaay lekka ak ñun – come eat with us
When used with numbers ak is used like plus:
fukk ak benn – eleven
fukk ak ñaar – twelve
fukk ak ñett – thirteen