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landuulandûːn.donkeySynafrimudonkey6.3.1Domesticated animal1.6.1.1.3Hoofed animals6.3.1.7Beast of burdender.landubicolt
lasalasaʔ pl.alasan.hooded vultureNecrosyrtes monachusLasa tegyi mbwɩ wuhɛ.Vulture eats dead animals.Alasa bʋtekle wunasʋ gyonka, tsufɛse bʋtekle atɔ dada gyi. Vultures like to perch on the dunghill because they like to eat old things.1.6.1.2Bird
lata1lata(L)pl.alatan.Savannah monitor lizardVaranus exanthematicus1.6.1.3.2Lizard
lata2látáv.to put your arms aroundIgye ɔlɛlata kebi amʋ puta.He embraced the child yesterday.cfputa 1embrace4.1.8Show affection
le-le-/lé-allo. var. oflɛ-PAST
-le--le-allo. var. of-lɛ-COND
lekelekelekelekelekeleke adj.very slenderGyata amʋ osietɔ igyi lekelekeleke. The lion's waist is very slender.Otsibi amʋ hɩɛ ogyi lekelekeleke, mʋ́ sʋ ɔtamatalɩ dɔ.The girl is very slender and so she can't weed.8.2.3.1Thin thing
lembulembuʔ pl.alembun.African helmeted turtlePelomedusa subrufaLembu lɔpʋ Nkonya Wurupongfɔ fa Ɩlɩn. Turtle brought the Nkonya Wurupong people across the Volta River.Wurupongfɔ bʋtekisi lembu. Wurupong people abstain from turtle meat.1.6.1.3.3Turtle
lɛ́ʔ v.1to removeLɛ atɔ amʋ bɛnsɩ amʋtɔ. Remove the things from the basin.Gya akpala amʋ lɛ ɩban amʋtɔ, tsufɛ bʋdɛ agbodi atɛ amʋ wɩ.Chase the goats out of the fenced area because they are eating the cassava leaves.Owu lawɔ mɩ; sʋ bɛ mʋ́ ha mɩ. A thorn has pierced me. So come remove it for me.7.3.2.7Take something out of somethingcomp.iye ɔlɛpʋfishermanlɛ kɔowelɛ mʋ́ ɔnɔanswerlɛ mʋ́tɔdecreaselɛ ɔmɛabortlɛ ɔŋɛstop breathingph. v.lɛ habetraylɛ X lɛremove from2to choose Kɩaɩ mʋa Sisa ha obiatɔ tsia. They chose Dog and Housefly to be chairman.3.3.1.2Choose3to rescue someone from somethingcfɔlɛpʋsaviour4.4.4.4Save from troublecomp.ka ɩwɩ lɛdefend oneselfder.ɔlɛpʋsaviour4to showLɛ fʋ bwɛhɛ wanklaan suna. Show your good deeds (behaviour).2.3.1.4Show, let someone seecomp.lɛ asɩgive reasonlɛ ɩlacriticizelɛ ɔwanannounceph. v.lɛ oputsusoup, make lɛ sunarevealph. v.lɛ X lɛremove from
lɛ-lɛ-/lɛ́dial. var.ye-2Nyɛ-1Nyo-1Nyɔ-1Nallo. varle-lo-lɔ-ye-2Nyo-1Nyɔ-1Ntam.pfxperfective Tense-Aspect marker; simple past tense markerƆkɩ (Okɩ N.) wulu amʋ.He looked at the town.Oleki (Oyeki N.) wulu amʋtɔ.He roamed the town.9.4.1.1Tense
-lɛ-allo. var-le--lo--lɔ-tam.ifxTense-Aspect marker in relative clause9.4.1Tense and aspect
lɛ asɩcomp. of4asɩ2v.to give reason for somethingFʋ ɩpɔn amʋ asɩ ɔkpa nɛba.Your guilt's reason revealing place I have come to.I have come to show why you were found guilty.9.6.2.5.1Reasoncomp.lɛ mʋ́ asɩ sunaexplain
lɛ halɛ́ háph. v. of1ha 1v.to betray someone Anyankpʋsatɔ Ɔdɛhɛn amʋ ha aha.They will betray the Son of Man to people.4.8.2.7Betray
lɛ ɩlalɛ ɪlaʔ(H)comp. of4ɩla 1v.to criticizeMʋ́ sʋ mlɩmanya ɔblɔ abasʋ, aba la.So don't get angry and criticize your neighbour.3.5.1.8Criticize
lɛ kɔcomp. of1ɩkɔ 1v.get into debt6.8.5.3Owe
lɛ mbusuolɛ́ mbusuoFrom:Akanmbusuocomp. ofmbusuo1v.animal sacrificeAkʋ bada aba wa sʋ bahɔ kufa bɛyɛlɛ mbusuo. Certain ones have called fetish so they have bought a sheep and they are going to remove the curse, sacrifice it.Ahandɛn bʋdɛ mbusuo lɛ sʋ bɛɛ ɔhaa mayɔ ndɔ ndɛ. The elders are going to offer sacrifices so they have said that no one should go to farm.Ɔtsɩ amʋ lɛ da ɔyasʋbi amʋ wa, ba mʋ́ mbusuo, sʋ asʋn lata.The woman invoked a curse on the young and they have removed the curse so the case is finished.4.9.7.2Christianity4.9.5.5Offering, sacrifice4.9.7.3Islam4.9.7.7Animism
lɛ mʋ́ asɩ sunacomp. oflɛ asɩcomp. of4asɩ2suna 1v.to explain something to someone3.5.1.2.3Explain
lɛ mʋ́ ɔnɔcomp. of1mʋ́3ɔnɔ 2v.to answer an accusation3.5.1.5.1Answer
lɛ mʋ́tɔlɛ mʊ́tɔcomp. of1mʋ́3v.to subtract something7.3.3.1Take something from somewhere8.1.4.3Decrease
lɛ oputsuph. v. of4oputsuv.to make soupNɔ́pʋ tɔnsɩ amʋ nakwɛ amʋ lɛ oputsu. I will use the pepper I have ground to make soup.5.2.3.4Prepared food
lɛ ɔmɛcomp. of1ɔmɛ́ 3v.abort a pregnancy2.6.3.3Miscarriage
lɛ ɔŋɛlɛ ɔŋɛ́comp. of1ɔŋɛ 1v.stop breathingSynyɔɩ 1die2.6.6Die2.2.1Breathe, breath
lɛ ɔwanlɛ́ ɔwãʔcomp. ofɔwan4v.to announce somethingBa owie amʋ ɔwan suna Ɔmanhene amʋ.They have shown the chief to the Paramount Chief.Bɛ́ owie pɔpwɛ amʋʋ bakɩta amʋ ɔwan ɔkɛ. The new chief that they have caught will be revealed tomorrow.cfsuna 1show3.5.1.2.1Announce
lɛ sunalɛ́ súnáph. v. ofsuna 14v.to reveal something to someone2.3.1.4Show, let someone see
lɛ X lɛph. v. of1v.to remove something from somethingNɩ fɔwɔ abɛ a, fɛ́ abi pʋ́ mbepi mʋ́tɔ.When you pound palm fruits, you will take the kernels and the fibres out of it.7.5.2.4Remove, take apart