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la1láʔ v.1to repairƆkandɩɛ amʋ layinta, mʋ́ sʋ la mʋ́.The lamp is spoiled therefore repair it.cfbʋa1preparebʋabʋaprepare multiple7.9.4Repairph. v.la tswiicorrect2to preparecftrɛ2arrange6.1.2.6Preparecomp.atɔ ɔlapʋsoothsayerla isiamake nestph. v.la oliperform funeralla X yaɩ3to maintain or care for something6.1.2.2.5Take care of something
la2 v.1to do something again3.5.1.2.6Repeat8.4.6.6.1Again2to unexpectedly occurAnsigyi amʋ fɛ́ɛ́ lɛla damlɩ ansɩpɛpɛ. All the happiness unexpectedly turned to trouble.3.4.1.3Surprise
la3contraction ofɩlabehaviour
la-ladial. var.ya-Ntam.pfxperfect aspect marker; indicates a completed actionOyin amʋ labwɛ atɔ wanklaan. The man has done something fine.9.4.1.2Aspect--dynamic verbssay.Fabwɛ atɔ!you!, Thank
-la-lan.-zersfxan activity/things that will result in the verb that is suffixednwuntɔ idunlasomething to trouble you seriouslyNɩ ɔkʋ ɔpʋ ɩla gyi fʋ ɩmɔwa fʋ ɔdwɛ a, nwuntɔ ɩdunla igyi. If someone does something evil to you that is not sweet for you, these are things that irritate you.Ɩlɔbwɛ nwuntɔ dunla ha kebi anfɩ.it was a real annoyance (head biting) for this child.Aprɛntʋa pʋ si nwuntɔ bwie a, aplanla igyi. Breaking a bottle against your head is an activity that can wound you.ɩsʋbɩtɩla activity that will be punishable.Ɔha ánɩ́ ɔtamanu asʋn a, ɩsʋbɩtɩla ɔdɛbwɛ a. A person that never listens is doing things that will bring punishment.ɔdwɛla activities/things that produce loveNɩ oli ɩba a, igyi nta abʋpʋ ɔdwɛla tsufɛ benya nta nun. Igyi Akristofɔ olula. A funeral brings things that drinkers like because they will get wine to drink, but this is an activity that Christians hate.oboyi owula activity that makes the neck die (makes it sore)Anwunsʋ atɔ kɩ wa ɔpá dʋbɩ a, oboyi owula igyi. Look up for a long time (as when picking mangos) is an activity that makes the neck sore.9.4.2Agent-oriented modalitiesder.ahinlateaseansigyilahappiness makingansɩpɛpɛlatroublemakingɔdɩdalafalling down behaviour
la isiacomp. ofla1 2isiav.to make a nestMbubwi bʋtɛla isia, tamɛ agyagya mʋ́ a, bʋtamala isia. Birds make nests but bats never make nests.1.6.5Animal home9.1.2.5Make
la oliph. v. ofla1 2oliv.to perform funeral ritesNɩ ɔha owu a, anɩtopula mʋ, laoli. When someone dies we bury him and prepare his funeral.
la tswiilá t͡sʷíːph. v. ofla1 1tswii 3v.to correct someoneNɩ fatɔɩ a, nfʋmsʋ bʋ mʋ́tɔ a, nɛ́bla fʋmegyi alɩ fówun nala tswii fʋ.If you have talked, and mistakes are in it, I will tell you it isn't like that so that I will correct you (straighten you).8.3.7.7Right, proper
la X yaɩph. v. ofla1 2yaɩ 2v.to prepare something for someone
laalaː adv.to go straight without turningAbɔ́tsʋn laa, anɩmɛ́ɛbaɩ. We will go straight, we won't turn.Antbaɩturn7.2.2.9Move straight without turning
labilabi(H) n.value/worthy/profitableNɩ ɔkʋ ɔbɛɛ ɔbʋ hogyi, tamɛ mʋ bwɛhɛ mosuna alɩ a, labi mɔmʋ mʋ hogyi amʋ bʋ? If someone says he has faith but his works don't show it, which profit does his faith have.Ɩma labi kʋkʋ.It is worthless.Synnfasʋɔprofit6.1.2.2.1Useful8.3.7.9Value
lafalafa pl.alafacard. num.hundredFɛdalɩ adukweba-kweba a, fɔyɔ lafa. From ninety-nine you go to one hundred.Aha lafa bʋgyi.They are hundred in number.8.1.1.1Cardinal numbersIdiom:tse-du tse-lafa
laɩlaɪ v.to cut away; e.g. finger nails, a bad part of a yamƆdɛ awɔlʋ laɩ. He is clipping his fingernails.Laɩ igyo plɔhɛ amʋ tsitsa. Cut the rotten part of the yam out and throw it away.5.2.1.2Steps in food preparation5.4.7Care for the fingernails
lakpalak͡pá pl.alakpan.a basket; Northern dialect.NBʋtɔpʋ lakpa sʋra atɔ.They use baskets for carrying things.Mlɩtsu lakpa; abɔ́pʋ sʋra atɔ ba woyitɔ. You(pl.) bring a basket; we will carry things to the house.cfbakabasketblawunubasket6.6.4.2Weaving baskets and mats6.7.3Carrying tool
lakpanlak͡pã(H) n.sin, wrong-doing, evilNɩ lakpan kʋ bʋ mʋsʋ a, Bulu obési mʋ́ fɛ́ɛ́ kie mʋ. If some evil is on (in) him, God will forgive him all.Owi igyi lakpan.Stealing is evil.cflalahɛevil8.3.7.1Badcomp.lakpan ɔbwɛpʋsinner
lakpan ɔbwɛpʋcomp. oflakpanbwɛ 1ɔ- -pʋn.sinnerLalahɛ ogyipʋ gyi ɔha ánɩ́ ɔtɔmɔ aha ntɛ mʋ bwɛhɛ sʋ a aha bʋtenya mʋ ifu, tamɛ lakpan ɔbwɛpʋ mʋ́ a, fɛ atɔ wi ana gyi mʋ agyʋma.An evil doer is a person that murders people or because of his doings people are afraid of him. but sinners, it is like stealing is their work.8.3.7.1Bad
lala1lalav.1to lie flat8.3.1.4Horizontal8.5.2.4Upcomp.tswɩ lalalay flat2to be face up after fallingph. v.dɩda lalafall face uptɩn lalafall face up
lala2lalaʔ(L) v.to hound or nagFʋdɛ mɩ lala You are hounding me.Malala mɩ, nɛ́ba. Don't hound me, I'm coming.Malala mɩ anwu si mɩ abi. Don't hound me so that I should die and leave my children.Stop hounding me to death!3.5.1.8.5Complain
lalahɛlalahɛpl.alalahɛadj.evilcf-hɛADJECTIVEizerlakpanevil8.3.7.1Badcomp.wa lalatemptcomp.ɩlɔ lalahɛplaguelalahɛ ogyipʋevil doerɔŋɛ lalahɛevil spirit
lalahɛ ogyipʋcomp. oflalahɛgyi2 2ɔ- -pʋn.one who does great evilLalahɛ ogyipʋ gyi ɔha ánɩ́ ɔtɔmɔ aha ntɛ mʋ bwɛhɛ sʋ a aha bʋtenya mʋ ifu, tamɛ lakpan ɔbwɛpʋ mʋ́ a, fɛ atɔ wi ana gyi mʋ agyʋma.An evil doer is a person that murders people or because of his doings people are afraid of him. but sinners, it is like stealing is their work.8.3.7.1Bad
LambaLamba propn.the earth godLamba ntsu earth god water; a lake4.9.7.7Animism
lampoolampôːFrom:Frenchl'impotn.tax4.6.6Government functions6.8.8Tax
lan1lãʔ v.to be scarceNtsu lalan sʋ abótua yɔ ntsutso ɔkɛ. Water is scarce so we will get up early and go to the water source tomorrow.Antlɩn1 3inexpensive8.1.7.2Lack
lan2lãʔ v.to lie across somethingƖwɔ lɛlan ɔkpatɔ. A snake was lying across the path.7.1.3Lie down8.5.1.6Across
landubilandúbider. oflanduu-bin.a young donkey8.4.6.5.1Young2.6.4Stage of life6.3.1Domesticated animal1.6.1.1.3Hoofed animals6.3.1.7Beast of burden