Fo ka dɛsɛ | until failure

N y’i wele fo ka dɛsɛ !

What does the expression fo ka dɛsɛ mean? Literally, I think it means ‘until failure’.


It’s usage that doesn’t line up well with English in translation, so it can be tough.

N y’i wele fo ka dɛsɛ

‘I called you until (I then) failed
(as in, ‘I called you until the point that I gave up’)

So fo ka dɛsɛ on its own could be glossed, as you said, as ‘until failure’, but there is no noun in the expression:

fo ka dɛsɛ
until INF fail