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ɩ-1ɪallo. vari-1n.-zerpfxnominalizer; changes a verb to a nounƆlɛnatɩ. ɩnatɩHe walked. way of walking9.2.9.2Noun affixesder.isunasignɩlwɩɩcurse (n)ɩwankɩlightder.ifwiefart (n)ihogyibeliefɩsʋramourningɩtrɛquarrelɩtsadanceɩtsɛtɔprivatelyɩtsɔenoughnwewunpityph. v.kpa isu yisob
ɩ-2ɪallo. vari-2pro.pfx3rd person inanimate pronoun9.2.3Pronounscomp.alɩagyialɩa igyiby all meansIdiom:ɩba mʋ́tɔyescomp.ɩna X sʋbecauseofiebanext yearsay.ɩma wuluuseless
ɩba1ɪbáʔ(L)der. ofɩ-1ba1n.arrival; comingMlɩ ɛ, mlɩnya klʋn amlɩkɩ anɩ Wie ɔkpa. Mʋ ɩba lawie woyi.You also should patiently expect Our Lord. His return is imminent.You(pl.) also get your heart (be patient) and you should and watch Our Lord's road (expect him). His coming has reached the house (his return is imminent).7.2.3.3.1Arrive
ɩba2ɪbáʔpl.aba2n.slap repetitively; co-occurs with sɛNɩ atsɩ bʋdɛkɔ a, bʋtɛsɛ aba aba. When women fight they slap each other.2.5.3Injure7.7.1Hit
ɩba3ɪba(H) pl.aba3n.shoulder; includes the upper arm, shoulder and shoulder blade; forward haunch of an animalNɩ fʋ dɛpʋ bɩ yɔ agyʋma kinkin a, fʋ ɩbatɔ todwiin fʋ. If you work hard with your arm your shoulder will pain you.cfɩta2shouldernkantashoulder2.1.2Torso2.1.3.1Arm
ɩba4ɪba(H) pl.aba4n.a small blood sucking insect; a tickAba bayi mɩ kɩaɩ. Ticks have stuck onto my dog.cfdɩbabedbug1.6.1.7Insect
ɩba mʋ́tɔɪba mʊ́tɔid. ofɩ-2ba1 2mʋ́3-tɔ 2interj.Yes; amencfkʋsɛɛ4.9.5.2Pray
ɩbanɪbã (H) contractionbann.fenceIgye, negyi ban wa flawasɩ amʋ. Yesterday, I made a fence around the flowers.6.5.1.5Fence, wallcomp.gyi ɩban waprotectɩbantɔ ɩfabathroom plant/wife
ɩbantɔ ɩfaɪbantɔ ɪfaʔcomp. ofɩban-tɔ 1ɩfa1 2n.1a plant that is grown for medicine in the wash areaBʋtamayinta ɩbantɔ ɩfa.They never spoil plants grown in the wash area.6.5.1.4Yard5.6.2Bathe2.5.7.3Medicinal plants2a wife that is given from the family4.1.9.2.1Husband, wife
ɩbɛ1ɪbɛʔ(H)pl.abɛ2contractionn.African puff adderBitis arietansBɛɛ, "Bɛ"; "Sapa" mʋ́ tamaba.They blame the innocent for the work of the guilty.They say, "Viper", but "Cobra" will never come.1.6.1.3.1Snake
ɩbɛ2ɪbɛFrom:Akanɩbɛn.proverb; Northern dialectcfyebiproverb3.5.2.3Figurative3.5.4.2Saying, proverb
ɩbɛ3ɪbɛ́ʔdial. var.mbɛNpl. ofɔbɛpalm tree
ɩbɛtɛɪbɛ́tɛʔsp. var. ofbɛtɛpalm thorn
ɩbɩɪbɪʔ contraction3n.arm, from shoulder down, including the handAkwasua bɩ bʋ swɩ dʋn Mansa klɛ. Akwasua's hand is longer than Mansa's.2.1.3.1Armcomp.ɩbɩ kɛtsɛwithered handwa ɩbɩshake handsIdiom:bia ɩbɩmenstruateph. v.pʋ ɩbɩ datouch
ɩbɩ kɛtsɛcomp. ofkɛtsɛkɛtsɛɩbɩn.a crippled, withered hand8.2.1Small2.5.4Disabled2.1.3.1Arm
ɩbɩkpanɪbɪk͡pãadj.empty handed7.4.6Not have8.1.8.1Empty
ɩbɩtataɪbɪtata contractionbɩtatan.hand; includes wristAha ánɩ́ bakɩta krantɩɛ wa ɔpá a, amʋ́ bɩtatatɔ tɔwa ɔlɩn. Those that have used a cutlass for a long time, their palms become hard.Pʋ fʋ bɩtata da ɩkwɛ amʋ kʋklʋ. Hit the drum hard with your palm.cfɔbɩmaback of handɩbɩtatatɔpalm2.1.3.1Arm
ɩbɩtatatɔɪbɪtatatɔn.palm of the handƆbɩma mɛ́ɛtali kɩta atɔ fɛ ɩbɩtatatɔ. The back of the hand will not be able to grasp things like the palm can.Elders can handle cases better than the youths.cfɩbɩtatahand2.1.3.1Arm
ɩblaɪbla(H)n.menstrual period of a womanƆtsɩ odua ɔyɔ ɩbla a, ɔtamayɔ akpɩpʋ woyitɔ, tsufɛ bʋtekisi.A woman who is in her menstrual period does not go to fetish priests' house, because it is a taboo.2.1.8.4Female organs
ɩbɔ1ɪbɔ́ʔ(H)pl.abɔ1contraction2n.neckMʋ bɔ́tɔ kpɩ wahɛ.His neck is short.2.1.1Head
ɩbɔ2ɪbɔʔpl.abɔ2n.1a cripple2.5.4Disabled2someone who could do something to help himself but won'tƖbɔ ɔbɛɛ, ɔdɛ mʋ sɩ mʋa mʋ yin nyɔ bua. Omeyin ánɩ́ mʋ okokonitɔ dɛta.The cripple says, he is helping father and mother not knowing that his buttocks are getting finished.6.1.2.4.2Lazy
ɩbʋɪbʊʔ(H) pl.abʋn.mountainƖbʋ bʋ anɩ wulutɔ, sʋ anɩtɔdɔ ɩbʋsʋ. A mountain is at our town so we farm on the mountain.1.2.1.1Mountain
ɩbʋsʋ flaɪbʊsʊ fla(H)comp. ofɩbʋ-sʋ 1ɩflan.forest vine that grows on the mountainƖbʋsʋ fla, Ɩbʋsʋ itekle tsia. Ɩbʋ ɔlɩn ha atɔ klɩ.It is mainly on the mountains. It is very strong for tying things.1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
ɩbʋtaɪbʊtá pl.abʋtacontractionbʋtan.boulderAnɩlɔdʋ yetsia bʋta kʋsʋ, ɩbʋ amʋsʋ. We climbed and went and sat on a boulder on the mountain.1.2.2.2Rock
ɩbwɛbwɛɛbwɛɪbʷɛ́bʷɛ̂ːbʷɛder. ofbwɛ 1REDUP2adj.by all means it will be goodƖbwɛbwɛɛbwɛ kebi amʋ ɔbɔ́yɔ kolegye.By all means the boy will go to secondary school.9.4.4.1Certainly, definitely