What is the litteral meaning of “sigilen” and that of the grammar construction being used (verb + len)?

1 Like

I ni ce @Ilaria !

You didn’t provide the context of use, but I’m pretty sure what you are looking for.

Sigilen comes from the verb ka sigi (or k’i sigi) meaning “to sit”).

It is has the resultative participle suffix -len attached to it. Participles turn verbs into something like an adjective.

A typical example sentence with sigilen would be something like:

N sigilen bɛ Bamakɔ

“I live in Bamako” (Lit “I seated am.located Bamako”)

You can see that -len in this case is a little by like the suffix “-ed” in English.

1 Like

N y’à faamu. I ni ce!

1 Like