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mpʋsampʊ́sa n.sponge made from dead plantain treeBlɔdɩ oyi plɔhɛ amʋ a, yɔfwɩ mʋ́ afʋ lɛ mpʋsa. The rotten plantain tree, go wash it, so that you can remove the sponge.Fʋ bi ɔkɔ dinka fʋ obiansʋ a, bʋtamapʋ ɔdayi ka mʋ́. Mpʋsa bʋtɔpʋ kpa mʋ́.You have to avoid being too harsh when you deal with your children or relatives.If your child defecates on your thigh, don't cut it off with a knife, use a sponge.cfɔsapɔsponge5.6.2Bathe
muv.to be mutecfomumumute2.5.4.4Mute
mumlunmũmlũʔ unspec. var.mumuv.to hem a cloth or garmentBamumlun mɩ tati amʋ ɔnɔ ha ma. Ɩmɛtra lɛ ɔfɛ. They have hemmed my cloth for me. It won't fray again (Lit: bring out rope).cfɔdanʋedge6.6.1Working with cloth8.6.6Edge
mumuunspec. var. ofmumlunhem
muna1múnáSdial. var. ofwuna1frown
muna2múnáv.to engulf or overwhelm7.5.9.2Fill, cover
munsamúnsáv.a sealed wound which has formed water insideNɩ fɛdɩnka ɔlɔ fʋmeyia mʋ́ wanklaan a, itomunsa.If you had a sore and you did not wash it well, it seals and forms water inside.2.5.2.2Skin disease
mʊ (L) unspec. var.mʋ-pro.3rd Person singular or possessive (he, him / she, her)Tsu atɔ amʋ ha mʋ. Take the things for him.9.2.3PronounsIdiom:lowu lɔpʋ mʋdieph. v.tamatsula mʋsʋbelovedIdiom:kpɔɩ mʋ Bulusʋ-oyidie
mʋ-mʊ-unspec. var. ofhis/her; him/her; he/she
mʋ́1mʊ́ adv.especiallyƆnɩ mʋ́ bʋ alɛ dʋn mʋ pio amʋ. This one, especially, is better than his brother.9.6.1.5But
mʋ́2mʊ́cnj.conjunction between nouns9.6.1.1And, also
mʋ́3mʊ́ʔ unspec. var.ɩmʋ́pro.it; 3rd person inanimateMʋ́ mbɛɛ fʋtsu ba mɩ nɩ. This is it, that item I said you should bring me.Mʋ́ nɩ. This is it.mʋ́sʋtherefore9.2.3Pronounscomp.bʋ mʋ́sʋsucceedIdiom:ɩba mʋ́tɔyesph. v.mʋ́sʋ tswɩironsay.tsu mʋ́ asɩ otsukpa yeyi mʋ́ ɔkafrom end to endcomp.lɛ mʋ́ ɔnɔanswerlɛ mʋ́tɔdecreasemʋ́ sʋ
mʋ́ sʋ comp. ofmʋ́31cnj.therefore; because of thisƆkʋ ladɩda nfɩ sesei mʋ́ sʋ matsʋn nʋ. Someone has fallen down there just now, therefore don't pass there.Nyankpʋ detswie, mʋ́ sʋ aha bʋdɛ ndɔtɔ yɔ sesei.It is raining (rainy season) so people are going to farm now.
mʋamʊ́a cnj.andKofi mʋa Kwame, bɔyɔ ntsutso. Kofi and Kwame went to the water source.9.6.1.1And, also
mʋamʋmʊamʊ́ cnj.used to link two inanimate itemsBulu lɔbwɛ owí mʋamʋ ɔtsra. God made the sun and moon.9.6.1.1And, also
mʋ́amʋ́mʊ́amʊ́ dem.that one; the other oneMatsu ɩnɩ, mboun tsu mʋ́amʋ́. Don't take this one, take the other one.Mʋ́amʋ́ bʋ alɛ dʋn ɩnɩ.That one is better than this.9.2.3.5Demonstrative pronouns
mʋmʋmʊ́mʊ́ der. ofmʋ́ʋ́REDUP2cnj.thenNɩ fɔyɔ a, mʋmʋ mɩ ɛ nɔ́yɔ. If you are going then I am also going.Nɩ fotsu sika amʋ a, mʋmʋ mɩ ɛ notsu ɔsʋlʋ amʋ.If you take the money, then I will take the land.9.6.2.8Condition
mʋ́sʋ tswɩph. v. ofmʋ́3-sʋ 1tswɩ 4v.to iron somethingMɩ atadɩɛ amʋ lakpʋkpʋ. Ilehian mʋ́sʋ tswɩ.My shirt is wrinkled. It needs ironing.5.6.3Wash dishes
mʋ́ʋ́mʊ́ː cnj.just after a previous actionNɛbla mʋ ánɩ́ nɔ́yɔ ndɔ. Mʋ́ʋ́ ɔbɛɛ mʋ ɛ ɔbɔ́yɔ. I told him that I will go to farm and then he said he too would go.Ɔmɛkɩ ɔkpasʋ ɔlɛkpa wie ɔbɔtɔ. Mʋ́ʋ́ nɛbla mʋ, mbɛɛ, nɩ ɔna a, ɔkɩ ɔkpa.He didn't look where he was going so he fell into a hole, then I told him that if he should be walking he should look where he is going.Nɔyɔ a, bɔbʋa mankani amʋ akuaku. Mʋ́ʋ́ nɔkpa iku kʋlɛ.When I went they had set the mankani in piles. And then I collected one pile.Mʋ́ʋ́ nɛfɩtɛ mʋ mɩ ɔwʋlʋ amʋ ɛ sʋ. Ɔbɛɛ, "Ɩdɩn ɔpʋnʋsʋ."And then I asked him about my book also and he said, "It is on the table."9.6.1.1And, alsoder.mʋmʋthen
mwɛmʷɛ́ʔ v.to be satedAlamwɛ sʋ, aladɩdɩ. He has been sated so he's gone to sleep.Faha mɩ namwɛ. You have fed me to satisfaction5.2.2.6Satiated, full