Hi. Can someone please help me pronounce the word “beautiful” in Bambara? I think it is written cɛɲi.
@lilit And if you want to say “you are beautiful” it’s i cɛ ka ɲi
Hi Lilit! The pronunciation of the word “cɛɲi” is going to be something like [chay-nyi] if I had to approximate it for someone using English spelling conventions.
As @malikdiallo pointed out, there are other ways to say “beautiful” in Bambara – the best form to use will depend on the context and the grammar of the sentence. For instance:
Muso cɛɲi bɛ taa
‘The beautiful/pretty woman is going’
Muso nin, à cɛ ka ɲi
‘This woman, she is beautiful’