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ɩdaɪdáʔ (H) pl.adacontractionda5n.nameFɛtɩ ɔha da a, fatsu obia yaɩ. "Speak of the devil."If you called someone's name you have put a chair out for him.Mʋ da gyi Kwame. His name is Kwame.9.7Namecomp.kwɩɩdaday nameph. v.dɩnka ɩdaname (v)comp.hɔ dafamous
ɩdan1ɪdã̂ʔcontractiondan2n.agedantɔ gyi nfi nyɔ.His age is two.4.3.1.3Mature in behavior2.6.4.6Grow, get bigger
ɩdan2ɪdã̂(L)pl.ndann.a way of storing certain harvested items, maize, beans, yam, water yamKpoli ɩdan igyi aku anyɔ. Gyankpapʋ a, fókwi nyi yi. Fówun faklɩ ntan manta mʋ́ sʋ, da fʋ kpoli akpʋn sian mʋ́ sʋ.There are two kinds of maize storage. For the first you set up poles and tie crossbars between them and hang the maize from them.Nyɔɔsɩ gyi: Fɔ́pʋ abotodua bwɛ mʋ́. Fówun fatrɛ kpoli amʋ mʋ́ sʋ.The second kind: You use bamboo to make it. You arrange the maize on it (usually in a circular pile).cfɔdankpastorage facilityɩfa2shelter6.5.1.2Types of houses6.2.6.4Store the harvest
ɩdɩɪdɪcfdɩdɩ1n.sleep (noun)5.7Sleep
ɩdɩnɪdɪ̃ʔpl.adɩn1n.mat used for drying cocoaƖdɩn bwɛ; Fɔbɔɩ awainbi, fɩta mʋ́. Fówun fapʋ otsi ɔfɛ lʋ mʋ́. Mʋ́sʋ bʋtɛfɩta kooko aná nɩ. Bʋtɔbwɛ kʋ ɛ pʋ sian obu ɔnɔ nɩ fʋmɔkʋ sre klʋn wa mʋ́ ɔnɔ.How to make a drying mat: You split stripped palm branches and dry them. Then you will take a certain vine and weave them into a mat. On this they dry cocoa and other things (coffee, okra, tomato seeds etc.). They hang them at the entrance of rooms if there is no door.1.3.3.1Dry6.2.1.7.2Growing coffee6.2.6Process harvest
ɩfa1ɪfáʔ(H) n.1grass; weeds; bushNyankpʋ tswie brɛ a, ɩfa tɔwa ɔsa kɔkwɛ dʋbɩ. In rainy season weeds grow too quickly.Mɩ kpoli nodu amʋ lakwɛ. Ɩfa ɛ, lakwɛ wa mʋ́tɔ. Sʋ, neyetsii ɩfa amʋ amba. The maize that I planted has sprouted. Weeds have also sprouted in it. So, I'm going to pull them and come back.1.5.3Grass, herb, vine2plants; especially medicinal plantscfafamedicinecomp.ɩbantɔ ɩfabathroom plant/wife
ɩfa2ɪfa(H) n.shelter around yam seedlings to protect them from the sunIgyo mʋ́a afaasɩ amʋ fɛ́ɛ́ lakɔkwɛ wa ɩfa amʋtɔ. All the yam and water yam have sprouted in the yam shed.cfɩdan2storage6.5.1.2Types of houses6.2.6.4Store the harvest
ɩfɛɪfɛʔpl.afɛcontraction4n.hipAtɔ lada mɩ sʋ.I have a boil on my hip.cfɔtrʋhipobiantɔhip2.1.3.2Leg
ɩfɩtaɪfɪtâʔ(L) contractionfɩta2sg. ofafɩtaleaves
ɩflaɪfla(H) pl.aflacontractionflan.vine for tying things; a sweet potato vineLɛ ɩfla ba mɩampʋ klɩ mɩ ngya amʋ ya bu asɩ. Remove a vine and bring it to me so I can tie up my firewood and bring it to my farm hut.1.5.3Grass, herb, vinecomp.sawun flatortoise vinewaɩn ɩflagrapevinecomp.ɩbʋsʋ flavineɩfla pɛpɛvineotuntufladescendants; generationIdiom:otuntufladescendants; generation
ɩfla pɛpɛɪfla pɛpɛʔcomp. ofɩflapɛpɛ 1n.kind of vine that grows in the forestƖfla pɛpɛ a, mʋ́ wɩ lɛpɛ. Ɩbʋ alɛ ha atɔ klɩ.Red vines are red. They are good for tying things.1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
ɩflɛɪflɛ́ʔ n.nursery bedNɔ́wɔ ɩflɛ ambun mɩ tomantosi abi amʋ mʋ́sʋ. I will raise a garden bed in order to nurse my tomato seeds.6.2.1.3Growing vegetables
ɩfɔɩɪfɔɪ (H)n.cankercfmpumpu ngyablister2.5.2.2Skin disease
ɩfʋɪfʊʔ contraction3From:Akann.adviceNotu mʋ fʋ ánɩ́ osi lalahɛ bwɛ, ɔbwɛ wanklan. I advised him that he should stop doing evil and do good.Syntɔɩ kplaadvise3.3.3.2Advise
ɩfʋnɪfʊ̃unspec. var.fʋn2n.1part of a wholeHa mɩ ɩfʋn.Give me a part.Tɔa baye mʋ́tɔ mɛtra fʋn ɩkʋlɛ.What has been divided (among people), cannot be made whole again.Kokoli, nɩ fɔbɔɩ fʋ paya amʋtɔ, fowun faha mɩ ɩfʋn. Please when you cut open your avacado, so that you can give me part.8.1.6.1Part2half8.1.1.6Fraction8.1.6.1Partcomp.ɩfʋntɔ fʋnquarter3one side of a person8.1.6.1Partcomp.ɩfʋn wustroke4a certain direction8.5.2Directioncomp.owi ɔkplɩwiekpa ɩfʋnwest
ɩfʋn wucomp. ofɩfʋn 3wu 5v.to have a stroke2.5.4Disabled2.5.2Disease
ɩfʋnkaɪfʊ̃́ŋkâʔpl.afʋnkacontractionfʋnkan.used of a bipolar entity, one of the poles, end or side; used of long objects for ends, flat objects for sides, used metaphorically of sides in a argument or a clanAnɩlaye ndɔ amʋtɔ. Mɩ fʋnka bʋ gyɔpɩsʋ a. We have divided the farm. My side is on the right.Ɩfʋnka lɛpɛ, ɩfʋnka ɛ lebi.One side is red and the other is black.8.1.1.6Fraction8.6.3Side
ɩfʋntɔ fʋnɪfʊ̃ntɔfʊ̃comp. ofɩfʋn 2-tɔ 2n.quarter8.1.1.6Fraction8.1.6.1Part
ɩfwɩɪfwɪ (H)pl.afwɩ2contractionfwɩ3n.1outer skin of something; peel of a fruit or tubers; bark (plural form); fish scales (plural form)5.2.1.2.1Remove shell, skin2bark of a tree1.5.5Parts of a plantcomp.agya fwɩbark3peel of fruit or vegetableigyo afwɩyam peelTsu kwadu fwɩ amʋ ɔsʋlʋtɔ, tsufɛ ɩbʋ ɔplɩ, ɩtɛlɛ aha da. Pick up the banana peel from the ground because it is slippery and makes people fall.Sre mango ɩfwɩ ha mɩ.Peel the mango for me.5.2.1.2.1Remove shell, skincomp.agyɔ fwɩpeelings4scale of fishAye ánɩ́ bʋbʋ afwɩ a, bʋtɔwɔnsɩ amʋ́ asa bʋtɛnɩna amʋ́.If fish have scales, they scale them before cooking them.Fish that have scales, they scrape them before cooking them.1.6.1.5Fish6.4.5Fishing
ɩhandɛɪhandɛn.eldership, birthright4.5.2Have authority
ɩka1ɪkáʔ(H)n.pad for carrying a load on the headMmeyin alɩ ánɩ́ bʋtɛla blɔdɩ atɛ ɩka. Sʋ, nótsu tatida ampʋ la ka sʋra mɩ atɔ amʋ. I don't know how they make pad out of plantain leaves. So I'll take a rag and make a pad to carry my things. 6.7.3Carrying tool
ɩka2ɪka(H) contractionka5n.elephant grassƖka igyi dimbisʋ ɩfa kʋ ánɩ́ tamakɔsɩ wu. Bʋtɛtalɩ pʋ sʋta ɩgyo. Mʋ́ bʋtɔpʋ da ekeyi nɩ.Elephant grass is a type of grass that does not die quickly. They can use it to stake yams. It is also used as a staff for questioning a corpse.Nɩ natɩ bʋ katɔ a, bʋtamagyi mʋ bia. Don't buy a pig in a poke.When spider is hiding in the grass they don't bargain about his priceBʋtamagya obubwi ɩbansʋ tra yegya mʋ ɩkasʋ.They don't chase a bird from the fence and then again from the grass.Ka fʋ ɩka amʋ tin ha mɩ, anwɩ. Cut me a piece of your sugar cane to chew on.Cut your grass short for me, so I can chew.Mɩ owisʋ amʋsʋ a, bɛɛ nwɩ ɩka. Because of my fever, they say I should chew sugar cane.1.5.3Grass, herb, vinecomp.ɩka pɛpɛgrass, redɩka wɩhɛsugar cane
ɩka pɛpɛɪka pɛpɛʔcomp. ofɩka2pɛpɛ 1n.red grassBʋtɔpʋ ɩka pɛpɛ bwɛ afa.The red grass is used for medicine.1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
ɩka wɩhɛɪka wɪhɛ́ʔcomp. ofɩka21 1n.sugar caneKa fʋ ka wɩhɛ amʋ ɩkʋ ha mɩ anwɩ.Cut some of your sugar cane for me to chew.Mɩ owisʋ amʋ sʋ a, bɛɛ nwɩ ɩka.Because of my fever they say I should chew sugarcane.Ɩka wɩhɛ bʋtɔpʋ bwɛ asikre.We used sugar cane to make sugar.6.2.1.5.1Growing sugarcane