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ɩlɔɪlɔʔ(H)n.illnessƖlɔ bʋ ɔsɩn.Illness is painful.cfɔlɔpʋsick personsick2.5.2Diseasecomp.ɩlɔ lalahɛplagueɩlɔ pɛpɛleprosy
ɩlɔ lalahɛɪlɔ lalahɛcomp. ofɩlɔlalahɛn.a serious disease4.4.2.4Disaster2.5.2Disease
ɩlɔ pɛpɛɪlɔ pɛpɛcomp. ofɩlɔpɛpɛ 1n.leprosy2.5.2.2Skin disease
ɩlʋɪlʊʔ(H) contraction2n.songƆlɔwa lʋ. He sang songs.4.2.3.3Singcomp.nkɔlʋwar songwa ɩlʋsing
ɩlʋɩɪlʊɪʔ(L)n.herniacfaklodobihernia2.5.2.3Stomach illness2.5.6.3Swell
ɩlwɩɩder. ofɩ-1lwɩɩn.a curse4.9.4.4Curse4.9.7.7Animism
ɩmaɪmaʔ n.a sticky sap that is spread on a branch so that birds will land on it and be trappedNada ɩma, nɔ́pʋ fɩnɩ mbubwi kɩta amʋ́. I have tapped birdlime. I will take it and trap birds and catch them.6.4.2Trap
ɩma wuluɪma wulusay. ofɩ-2ma3wuluadj.It is uselessBɛblɩ, fɛɛ "Ao nanu... (repeat)" Mmotsuda-eee Mmotsuda ma wulu. Ɩbwɛ fʋ ta, ɩlawankɩ fʋWhen they advise you, say "O.K. I have heard/agreed." "I won't agree . . . I won't agree" is useless. When it is all finished for you; it will be clear to you. (If your refuse you come to regret it.)They say. You say, "OK, I have heard." "I won't agree . . . I won't agree" has no town. It is done for you and finished; it has shone on you.Bɛblɩ, fɛɛ "Ao nanu... Previous example as lyrics to a song.
ɩmabiaɪmabian.the price is low6.8.4.3.2Cheap
ɩmɛɪmɛn.nasal mucousƖsʋn lakɩta mʋ, sʋ ɔdɛ ɩmɛ fɛn dʋbɩ.A cold has caught him so he is blowing mucus too much.Nɛyɛfɛn ɩmɛ amba.I am going to blow my nose and come.2.2.4Mucus
ɩmɔɪmɔʔ(H) n.riceNdɛ ɩmɔ pɩm. I am pounding rice.6.2.1.1.1Growing rice
ɩmɔsɩla contractionmɔsɩlaamusementder. ofmɔsɩ-lan.behaviour that causes laughterNɩ nta abʋpʋ befia a, bʋtɔbwɛ mɔsɩla. When drunkards get together, they do things that make you laugh.4.2.8Humor
ɩmʋ́ unspec. var. ofmʋ́3it
ɩmʋaɪmʊan.which of a number of alternativesMɩ yín dɛlɔ ɔbɛɛ mpʋ mʋ ya Hohoe. Mɩ ka ɛ ɔbɛɛ mpʋ mʋ ya agyʋmatɔ Kwamewulutɔ. Sʋ nakplan. Mmeyin mʋ́tɔ ɩmʋa ngyankpa bwɛ.My mother is sick and says I should take her to Hohoe. My wife says I should take her to work at Kwamekrom so I'm in a tight place. I don't know which I should do first.9.6.1.2Or, either3.3.1.2Choose
ɩna X sʋɪnaʔ (H) X sʊ comp. ofɩ-2na1 31adv.becauseƖna mbwɩ aye amʋʋ alawɩ amʋ a, alamwɛ. Because of the animal meat he has eaten, he has become satisfied.9.6.2.5Cause
ɩnɩɪ́!nɪ́dem.this9.2.3.5Demonstrative pronouns
ɩnɩaɪ́nɪáʔ (H) adv.asƆwʋnlɩnpʋ ɔbɛ́talɩ damli ɔlɔpʋ. Ɩnɩa ɩtamakla sʋ a, fʋmɛ́ɛbɩ. A healthy person can turn into a sick person. As (illness) doesn't inform you beforehand you won't know.9.6.2.8Condition
ɩnɔfaɪnɔfaʔ n.moustacheOyin amʋ ɩnɔfa labla dʋbɩ sʋ ɔlɛkaka mʋ́ sʋ. The man's moustache is too thick/long so he cut it.2.1.1.4Mouth
ɩnʋɪnʊ contractiondem.there; at that timeNyankpʋ latswie dʋbɩ sʋ, atsalɩ bʋ ɩnʋ. It has rained a lot so it's cool there.Kʋkʋ ma ɩnʋ. Nothing was there.Awʋlɛ mʋ́ a, fɔpʋ wa ntsutso a, bʋtamalɛ mʋ ɩnʋ ɩnʋ.This net, you put it into the water, you don't take it out at the same time.Lɛ fʋ aklantida amʋ lɛ obu amʋtɔ afʋfɛɩ nʋ. Ɩnʋ lawa nyanya.Remove your old cloths and sleeping mats from the room so that you can sweep there as it has become nasty.9.2.3.5Demonstrative pronounscomp.ɩnʋ aimmediately thenma ɩnʋnot existph. v.bʋ ɩnʋexist
ɩnʋ aɪnʊ áʔ (H)comp. ofɩnʋatimeimmediately then; following a previous actionMʋ́ʋ́ Bulu Lɛblɩ ɔbɛɛ, "Ɩwankɩ ba. " Ɩnʋ a, ɔtɩnɛgyiɔtɩnɛ lɔwankɩ.Then God said. "Light should come. " Immediately then, everything became light.. I think that this may only occur in the middle of a discourse. It would be interesting to check out if this premise is correct.8.4.6.4.4Immediately
ɩnʋnʋɪnʊnʊadv.immediately; suddenly8.4.6.4.4Immediately
ɩnwɛɪ́nwɛ̃́ 1timeday before yesterdaycfɔkɛ1tomorrowigyeyesterdayklaɛ 1day after tomorrowndɛtoday8.4.1.2.2Yesterday, today, tomorrow8.4.6.2Past2adj.last (day of week)used in isolation, ɩnwɛ refers to the day before yesterday, with a day named, it refers to the last day of that name.Ɩnwɛ Yaoda, nɔyɔ nkandɩɛtɔ. Last Thursday, I went to the city.cfɔkɛ1tomorrowigyeyesterdayklaɛ 2upcoming dayndɛtoday8.4.1.2.2Yesterday, today, tomorrow
ɩnyaɪɲan.a kind of treeƖnya oyi tetsia dimbisʋ, bʋtɔpʋ yi mbu.The Enya tree is found in the grassland. They use it to build houses.1.5.1Tree
ɩnyɩnɪɲɪ̃ʔ (H) n.1rageƆblɔ lɛkɩta mʋ; sʋ ɔlɔwa ɩnyɩn. He became angry (Anger caught him). He was raging.3.4.2.3Angry2worseƖlɔ amʋ lawa ɩnyɩn. The sickness has gotten very serious.comp.wa ɩnyɩnbe aggressive
ɩpa1ɪpacontractionpan.labourƆkɛ amʋ Adango lɛbla Kpakpahe ɔbɛɛ bégyi pa, abudunka sika, abʋhɔ lɔɔrɩ.One day Rabbit told Duck they would go hire as a labourer, so they should search for money, so that they should buy a truck.gyi ɩpaeat labourƆmɔ́ɔbɔ pa?Won't she hire labour?Gyi ɩpa, afʋ nya kɔba hɔ fʋ atɔ hianhɛ.Go work (for someone else) in order that you should get money and buy your necessary things.6.9.2Work for someonecomp.gyi ɩpahire oneself outph. v.bɔ ɩpahire someone