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lɛbɛlɛbɛ́n.k.o palm fruitcfabɛ1palm fruit1.5.1Tree1.5.5Parts of a plant6.2.1.7Growing trees
lɛlɛlɛlɛ adv.trulyNahɔ mʋ sʋ gyi, tsufɛ ɔlɛblɩ ánɩ́, ɔbɛ́ba, lɛlɛ a, alaba. I trust him because he said he would be back and truly he has come.3.5.1.3.5Real9.4.4.1Certainly, definitely
lɛnkɛ1lɛŋkɛNdial. var. ofoloo1crocodile
lɛnkɛ2lɛŋkɛ dial. var.oloo2Sn.crocodileCrocodylus suchusAlɛnkɛ sɔɔn bʋ Wɩawɩa ntsutso.There are many crocodiles in river Wiawia.Ntsu ánɩ́ lɛnkɛ bʋ mʋ́tɔ a, mʋ́ towie bʋ ifu, tsufɛsɛ lɛnkɛ tɔwɩ aha. Going into crocodile infested water is dangerous because they eat people.Water that has a crocodile in it, entering it has fear, because a crocodile chews people.1.6.1.3.4Crocodile
lɛnkɛkpanlɛŋkɛk͡pã́pl.alɛnkɛkpann.small crocodileOsteolaemus tetraspisLɛnkɛkpan mʋa mʋ́ pio Alɛnkɛ fɛ́ɛ́ a, bʋ ma alɛ.The smaller and its brother the standard crocodiles are not good.1.6.1.3.4Crocodile
ligaligán.robeDimbisʋfɔ bʋtekle liga wa dʋbɩ.The northerners like putting on robe too much.5.3.1Men's clothing
limbalimbápl.nonen.large axe used in felling treesNɔ́pʋ limba kun oyi yile kʋ mɩ ndɔtɔ. I will take an axe and fell a big tree on my farm.cfɛfɛaxe6.2.8Agricultural tool6.7.1Cutting tool
lɩanlɪã v.to resemble someone or somethingKebi amʋ lɛlɩan mʋ sɩ. The child resembles his father.Krantɩɛ anfɩ lɛlɩan mɩ klɛ.This cutlass resembles mine.cfkɛkɛ18.3.5.2.2Like, similar
lɩɩlɪ̌ː v.1to standTsufɛ mʋ agywɩɩn igyi anyɔ, ɔmɛ lɩɩ tsukʋlɛ. Because his mind is two (uncertain) he will not stand in one place.7.1.1Standph. v.kʋsʋ lɩɩstand up2to not change your mindLɩɩ otsukʋlɛ.Don't change your mind.8.4.7Continue, perseverecomp.lɩɩ tsukʋlɛconsistentɔma ɔlɩɩpʋsupporterɔnɔ ɔlɩɩpʋleaderder.ɔma ɔlɩɩpʋsupporterɔnɔ ɔlɩɩpʋleaderph. v.si lɩɩtrɛ lɩɩline up3to waitLɩɩ kpalobi.Wait a little while.8.4.1Period of time8.5Location7.2.7.3Wait
lɩɩ tsukʋlɛcomp. oftsukʋlɛ 2comp. oftsu2 1ɩkʋlɛlɩɩ 2v.to be consistentTsufɛ mʋ agywɩɩn igyi anyɔ, ɔmɛlɩɩ tsukʋlɛ. Because his mind is two he doesn't stand in one place; he is not consistent.8.3.5.2.1Same
lɩlɩlɪlɪ n.harmattan; cool dusty seasonLɩlɩ dɛ lɩn. The harmattan is there.Lɩlɩ tɔpʋ atsalɩ ba. Harmattan brings the cool.Nyankpʋ tamatswie lɩlɩtɔ.There is no rain in during the drought season.8.4.1.5Season1.1.3.8Drought
lɩn1lɪ̃ʔ(L)v.1something making itself evidentFʋdɛ apipi lɩn. You are sweating.Ɔlɛplan. Ɩlɛlɩn obugya. He was injured. He was bleeding.Lɩlɩn dɛlɩn. Harmattan has come.Nanyɩmɛ ɔsan amʋtɔ; Ɩlalɩn ntsu tsɔtsɔɔtsɔ. I have wrung out the towel; Lots of water came out.2.3.1.5Visible2to shine (sun)Owí dɛlɩn. The sun is shining.Owi lalɩn dʋbɩ, sʋ ɔsʋlʋtɔ lablɩ ogya. The sun has shone brightly so the ground has become hot.8.3.3.1Shine3to be inexpensive; plentifulFʋ atɔfɛhɛ amʋ lɛlɩn. Mʋ́ bia ma ɔnlɩn. The things you are selling are cheap. Their prices are low.Antlan1scarce6.8.4.3.2Cheap
lɩn2lɪ̃ʔ(L)v.to form a line in order to do things in ordercfɩlɩn2generation8.3.1.2Line
Lɩncontraction ofƖlɩnVolta Lake
lɩnlɩnlɩnlɪ̃lɪ̃lɪ̃ʔ fr. var.lɩnlɩnpl.alɩnlɩnlɩnder. ofɔnlɩn 1REDUP2adj.1hardMpulu tɔwʋlɩ ɔsʋlʋ lɩnlɩnlɩn sʋ.Peppers dry on hard ground.8.3.6.2Hard, firm2difficultAban anfɩ laha anɩ tsiatɔ lawa ɔnlɩn lɩnlɩnlɩn.This government has made our living so hard.4.4.2Trouble
lo-lo-/ló-allo. var. oflɛ-PAST
-lo--lo-allo. var. of-lɛ-COND
loolóːcontraction ofalooor
lotilótív.to remove leaving a holeOloloti mʋ nsibi lɛ.He gouged out his eye.Boloti bʋtatɔ bwɛ mʋ fuli ɔbɔ ɩnʋ.They made a hole in the boulder making his grave there.7.8.5Make hole, opening
lowulowu(H) n.deathLowu mʋa Nkpa bʋ gyi atabi. Everyone will eventually die.Death and Life are twins.Lowu ma nkɛ. Mlɩaa abwɛ apio, Death can come anytime. Let us say that we will be brothers and sisters.Death has no days. You should say we will make brothers.Lowu lɔpʋ mʋ.He died.Death took him2.6.6Diecomp.obugyatɔ lowubad deathIdiom:lowu lɔpʋ mʋdie
lowu lɔpʋ mʋlowu lɔ́pʊ mʊid. oflowu1 1v.to die
lɔ́ v.to be sickMɩ bi dɛ sʋ ɔmɔ́yɔ sukuu. My child is sick so he won't go to school.Ndɛ lɔ. Sʋ sI lɔ.I am holding sickness. Let go of it then.cfɔlɔpʋsick personɩlɔillness2.5.2Diseaseder.ɔlɔpʋsick personcomp.lɔ oduget haemorrhoids
lɔ-lɔ-/lɔ́-allo. var. oflɛ-PAST
-lɔ--lɔ-allo. var. of-lɛ-COND