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mɛ́ɛ-mɛ̂ː allo. varmée-móo-mɔ́ɔ-tam.pfxwon't; future negativeMmɛ́ɛda kebi amʋ. I will not hit the child.mɛ́ɛsa ntsu ya woyitɔ? Won't you fetch water to the house?Ɔmɛ́ɛba ndɛ. He won't come today.Mmɛ́ɛda mʋ. Fʋmɛ́ɛba. Ɔmɛ́ɛba ndɛ. Bʋmɛ́ɛfa ntsu amʋ. I will not hit him. You will not come. They will not come today. They will not cross the water.Mméegyi (atɔ). Fʋméesi. Bʋméetin ɔbɔ amʋ. I will not eat. You will not stop. They will not block the hole.móosu. Bʋmóodun fʋ. You will not cry. They will not bite you.Mmɔ́ɔyɔ. Fʋmɔ́ɔdɔ. Bʋmɔ́ɔmɔ mʋ. I won't go. You will not weed. They will not kll him.Mmóonun ntsu. I won't drink water9.4.6.1No, not8.4.6.4Future
mɛnɩmɛ́ɛnɪ cnj.so thatBʋa fʋ aba mɛnɩ ɔkɛ méepian fʋ. Help your neighbour so that tomorrow will not suffer.Ba ayɔ mɛnɩ, abɔtʋ mʋ.Let us go so that we shall meet him.Nyimɛ ɔbwɩ amʋ ipu amʋ wʋlɩ pututɔ tsutsuutsu mɛnɩ ɩmóobon ba woyitɔ. Squeeze out the animals stomach in the bush far away so that the stench will not come to the house.9.6.2.4Basis
mɛntɩmɛntɪFrom:Akannɛntɩv.come across unexpectedlymɛntɩ oswie ánɩ́ ɔmɔkʋ wu, nɔpʋ mʋ ba woyitɔ tsufɛsɛ ɔtamadun.I came across a pangolin that had not died and brought him back to the house because he does not bite.Kɔba amʋ famɛntɩ mɩ bʋ, pʋ ha mɩ.The money that you have found is mine, give it to me.7.6.2Find
mimlamimlá v.1to be foolish or confusedMʋ mimla sʋ, ɔtamawie mʋ abatɔ.Because of his stupidity, he does not mingle with his friends.Oyin amʋ lamimla sʋ fɛbla mʋ asʋn a, ɔtamanu mʋ́ asɩ.The man has become so stupid that if you tell him something he never understands.3.2.1.4Stupid4.9.4.1Sorcery2to confuse someone with magicAla mimla mʋ. He has charmed her.
Mimlɩdamɪmlɪdasp. var. ofMɩmɩnɩdaSaturday
minamina v.to roll somethingOlemina ibwi kpɔnkpɔntɩ kʋ dɩnka mʋ́ ɔnɔ ɔkpa nsɩnɛ nʋ. He rolled a certain big stone one on its mouth in the middle of the road there.Mina barɩ amʋ ha mɩ.Rolled the barrel for me.7.3.5Turn something8.3.1.5.1Roll up
mɪ́ unspec. var.mɩ-pro.I; my; 1st person singularMɩ bʋ igyo ndɔ amʋ. I own the yam farm.Mɩ bi nɩ.This is my child.Malala mɩ.Don't nag me.9.2.3PronounsIdiom:ma nɩ mɩ nɩdusk
mɩ-mɪ́unspec. var. ofme; my
mɩmmɪ́m(H) v.to sink without disappearingYibi amʋ lɔtsʋn ɔdɩbatɔ sʋ ɩlɛmɩm. The car passed a muddy place so it got stuck.Fɔtsʋn ɔdɩbatɔ fɛ́mɩm.If you passed a muddy place you will sink.Ɔklʋn amʋ lasʋra atɔ tsɔtsɔɔtsɔ sʋ ɩlamɩm. The boat has carried too many things (was overloaded), so it has sunk.cf1 2sink7.2.4.2.3Dive7.2.2.5.1Fall
Mɩmɩnɩdamɪmɪnɪdasp. var.MimlɩdaFrom:AkanMemenedatimeSaturdaySDAfɔ bʋtɔyɔ asɔrɩ Mɩmɩnɩda.Seventh Day Adventists go to church on Saturdays.cfBrandaTuesdayFiedaFridayGyɔdaMondayKuodaWednesdayKwasieda 1SundayYaodaThursday8.4.1.3.1Days of the weekder.AmmaAmmaKwameKwame
mlamlav.to foldKiki ɔfɛ amʋ mla fʋ atɔsʋrahɛ.Wrap the rope around your load.7.3.7.2Wrapcomp.ɔmlawɩcloth
mlambwɩmlambʷɪn.a tiny fly that makes noise around the earOrder:Diptera1.6.1.7Insect
mlɛmlɛ v.1to deceive someoneƆlɛblɩ ánɩ́ ɔbɛ́ba; sa, ɔdɛ mɩ mlɛ sʋ ɔmɛba. He said that he would come, unexpectedly he was deceiving me so he didn't come.Ɔlɔpʋ bodobodo mlɛ kebi amʋ kɩta amʋ. He took bread to coax the child and caught him.Ɩma alɛ ánɩ́ fɛ́mlɛ fʋ ba.It is not good to deceive your neighbour.4.3.5.5Deceive2to coaxmlɛ tswɩput someone to sleep3.3.3.3Persuade4.3.5.5Deceive
mlɛɛnmlɛ̃ː adj.very stickyFufu amʋ bʋ ɔpɩ mlɛɛn. The fufu is very sticky.7.5.2.2Stick together
mlimlí v.to change into; to transform intoƆlɔpʋ ɔbɛ́talɩ mli ɔwʋnlɩnpʋ. Ɔwʋnlɩnpʋ ɛ, ɔbɛ́talɩ mli ɔlɔpʋ. A sick person can turn into a healthy person. A healthy person also can turn into a sick person.Ɔbɛ́dan mli ɔnantswie. It (a calf) will grow up to be a cow.Abebi dɩ ɔsʋlʋtɔ wa ɔpá a, ɩtɔkɔkwɛ mli mbɛ.When palm nuts stay in the ground a long time, they germinate, turn into palm trees.9.1.1.2Become, change statecomp.mlibunturn over
mlibunmlibũʔcomp. ofmlibun 1v.turn over8.3.1.4.1Vertical
mlinmlĩʔ v.to be tangledDatɔ ɔfɛ tɔwa ɔsa mlin dʋn ɩfla. Wire (metal rope) tangles more easily than vine.Owie lemlin ɔfɛ amʋtɔ dɩda igye.The chief tangled in the rope yesterday and fell down.7.5.4.2Tangle
mlɩmlɪ pro.1you(plural);2nd person pluralNyankpʋ amʋ lada mlɩ dʋbɩ. The rain has beaten you too much.The rain has soaked you (pl).cf1 1you(sg.)9.2.3Pronounsder.mlɩaasay, you (pl)mlɩyaagreet A.M.22nd person plural possessiveMlɩ atoduhɛ amʋ lakwɛ wanklaan. The things you planted have sprouted well.Mlɩ anyawie amʋ bɛba. Your friends are coming.Mlɩ natɩ yɔ woyitɔ.You(pl.) go to your houses.cf1 2your(sg.)9.2.3Pronouns
mlɩaader. ofmlɩ 1-aaunspec. var. ofbɛɛv.you (pl) say9.2.3Pronouns3.5.1Say
mlɩyaamlɪyǎː cfɔyaader. ofmlɩ 1ɔyaainterj.greetings in the morning to multiple peopleNyankɩ, nɩ fɔtʋ ɔha a, ha mʋ ɩtɛ fɛɛ "Ɔyaa". Nɩ bʋ tsɔ a, "Mlɩyaa." When you meet a person in the morning, greet him/her saying "Ɔyaa", if they are many say "Mlɩyaa."3.5.1.4.3Greet
mlɔɔnmlɔ̃ːadj.brand new
mmɛmːɛ(H) n.mucus from the noseƖsʋn lakɩta mʋ, sʋ ɔdɛ mmɛ fɛn dʋbɩ. He has a cold so he has a runny nose.A cold has caught him so he is blowing mucus too much.Nɛyɛfɛn mmɛ amba. I am going to blow my nose and come.2.1.1.3Nose