avbe [áʋé] spec.
1. it precedes nouns or pronominals in the plural to express specificity:
avbe ikpia nii“those particular men”
; Vs.
ikpia nii“those men”
avbe iran“those ones”
2. serves as an optional plural marker with nouns, esp. those that do not mark plural morphologically:
iyan niithat yam or those yams
avbe iyan niithose yams