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sɩɛtɩsɪ́ɛ́tɪ v.1break off, e.g. from a hand of plantainSɩɛtɩ oyi amʋ bambi ha mɩ. Break off the tree branch for me.Sɩɛtɩ blɔdɩ oblun ha mɩanpʋ fra agbodi amʋtɔ. Break off green plantain for me to mix in with the cassava.cfgyɔɩbreak off7.8.1Break2to branch off, as in a stream or river8.1.6.1Part
sɩlvasɪ́lvaFrom:Engsilvern.aluminium pan or cooking potAkosua latsu mʋ sɩlva amʋ ɔdɛ atɔ nɩna mʋ́tɔ.Akosusa has taken her aluminium pot and she is cooking in it.1.2.2.3Metal5.2.1.3Cooking utensil
sɩmpʋasɪmpʊan.cow boilAt the time of the West African pound, were used a threepence coin was sɩmpʋa. When these boils heal they leave small circular black scars and so take their name from the coin. They are differentiated from ordinary boils called kɛklɛ more by their outcome than by any physical characteristics. It is believed that if you inject someone who has a sɩmpʋa they will die. Recently a woman with severe hypertension developed a boil. As a logical extension of the above she went off her antihypertensives.Sɩmpʋa na ɔtsan ha kɛklɛ.Cow boils have different symptoms than boils.Cow boil walks differently than kɛklɛ.Nɩ ɩda fʋ a, igyi fɛ kɛklɛ tamɛ ɩtɛha fʋ ɩwɩ tɛblɩ ogya.If you get it, it is like a boil, but it makes your body hot.Nɩ fofuti a, ɩbɛ́talɩ mɔ fʋ.If you inject, it can kill you.Nnantswɩɛ ɛ bʋ tɔlɔ mʋ. Mʋ́ sʋ bʋtɛtɩ mʋ́ ɔnantswie sɩmpʋa nɩ.Cows also get these boils. Because of this they call it cow boil.2.5.2.2Skin disease
sɩnasɪnâʔ From:Akansɩnav.to visit someoneNɛyɛsɩna mɩ nyawie ɔkʋ amba. I am going to go visit a friend and come.4.2.1.4Visit
sɩnsɩɩnsɪ̃́nsɪ̃ː v.to be stiffNdawun amʋ lasɩnsɩɩn, sʋ kaka mʋ́tɔ afʋfɩta mʋ́ bwɛ awanwan. The okra has become stiff so chop it up so that you can dry it and make dried okra.8.3.6.3Stiff, flexible
sɩsɩsɪsɪ v.send with another or by anotherƆkʋ ɔyɔ Hohɔe. Nɛsɩsɩ mʋ iye ɔhɔ ba mɩ. Someone went to Hohoe I sent him to buy meat for me.Bapʋ nkla sɩsɩ mɩ ánɩ́ mba.They sent me a message that I should come.Alawanlɩn ɔwʋlʋ sɩsɩ mɩ.He has written a letter and sent it to me.Anɩlawa papa mʋa mama sɩsɩ Tamale.We have sent father and mother to Tamale.cfyasend7.3.3.3Sendph. v.wun sɩsɩsee afar
sogyayinsoʤayĩʔpl.asogyafɔFrom:Engsoldiern.soldier, usually government militarySogyayin anfɩ ma ɔnlɩn.This soldier is not strong.Anɩ asogyafɔ bʋbʋ ɔnlɩn dʋn Ɔklɩfɔfɔ klɛ.Our soldiers are stronger than the Alavanyos'.4.8.3.6.4Soldier
soholisoholin.ostrich1.6.1.2Bird
1sɔʔ(L)v.to be flexibleOyi ánɩ́ mʋ́tɔ mɔsɔ a, ɩbʋ abialɛ.A stick that will not flex is easy to break.8.3.6.3Stiff, flexible
2sɔʔ(L) v.to be funƆtɛ ɔwakpa ɩnʋ lasɔ. Anɩlamɔsɩ dʋbɩ. The story telling place there was fun. We have laughed too much.Plei dɛsɔ a, owí dɛ nkudasɩfɔ ta.Time flies when you're having fun.Because playing is fun, the sun has set on the people from the farms.4.2.7Play, fun
3sɔʔ(L) v.1to seal somethingMɩ bɛnsɩ latii nɛ́ha asɔpʋ abʋsɔ mʋ́ ha mɩ. My basin has developed a hole so I will take it to the sealers so that they would seal it for me.7.3.6.2Block, dam upph. v.sɔ kɩtest2to pay attention tosay.sɔ X ɔnɔ
sɔ kɩsɔ kɪʔph. v. of3 11 2v.to test someone or somethingMakɩ. Don't test me.Nɔ́sɔ mʋ kɩ bɛɛ ɔbʋ alɛ. I will test him to see whether he is good.3.2.2.3Evaluate, testder.ɩsɔkɩtest
sɔ X ɔnɔsay. of3 2ɔnɔ 2v.to pay attention to
sɔɔnsɔ̃́ː adj.only, nothing butNkle sɔɔn bʋ Otukpe bunkpatɔ. Otukpe's river bank is nothing but frogs.Aha sɔɔn bʋ wulutɔ tsufɛsɛ bʋdɛ wulu agyuma yɔ. There is nothing but people in the town because they are doing town communal labour.8.1.5.7Onlycomp.ɩwɩ sɔɔnlucky
sresré v.1to carve something from woodAsɩsɩgua igyi obia ánɩ́ awie bʋ tekle mʋ́ sʋ tsia. Oyi bʋtɔpʋ sre mʋ́. Asɩsɩgua is the stool that chiefs like to sit on. They carve them out of a tree (a section of log).Bulu ɔbɛɛ anɩmasum tɔa bapʋ ɩbɩ sre.God says we shouldn't worship things that they have used hand to carve.cfflɔɩ 1peelmaɩn 1detach6.6.3Working with wood2to do carpentry workMɩ obu ɩklʋn layinta. Nɛ́ha kapɛnta osre bamba ha mɩ. The door to my room is wrecked. I will have a carpenter make another one for me.3to peel with a metallic instrumentMapʋ krantɩɛ sre blɩbɛ amʋ, mboun pʋ ɔdayi sre mʋ mɛnɩ ɩbɔ́wa fʋ asrelɛ. Don't use a cutlass to peel the pineapple. Instead take a knife and peel it so that it will be easy for you to peel.cfflɔɩ 1peelmaɩn 1detachpɩɛɩscrape5.2.1.2Steps in food preparation
srɛɩsrɛɪ́ v.to slipAnɩ obiekpa bʋ ɔplɩ sʋ igye nɛsrɛɩ dɩda nʋ. Our bathing area is slippery, so yesterday I fell down there.Ɔtɩna ɩnʋ bʋ ɔplɩ, sʋ nasrɛɩ dɩda. The place there has slipperiness so I slipped and fell.7.2.1.5.1Slip, slide
sripesrípe From:Akansripev.to keep wake; stay with a corpse the night before burial.Nɩ ɔkʋ owu a, anɩtesripe, fówun ɔyɩkɛhɛ anɩlapula mʋ. When someone dies, we keep wake so that in the morning we have buried him.Igye ɩmɛdɩdɩ tsufɛ nesripe alɩɩ kɩ ɔyɩ.Yesterday I couldn't sleep, because I attended a wake until day break.Alatsa osripekpa ɩnʋ wanklaan, lawa akɩlɛ.She has danced well at the wake keeping; it was beautiful to see.2.6.6.3Funeral
srɩsrɪ́ v.to runBʋ dɛ sɩsrɩ kɩ bɛɛ ma obégyi ɩsʋ.They are racing to see who will win.Konkombafɔ basrɩ sa tsu dimbisʋ ba Hohoe. Konkombas ran away from war (as refugees) from North (of Ghana) to Hohoe.Sukuufɔ abi amʋ basrɩ dalɩ sukuu obuto tsufɛsɛ bawun ɩwɔ. The schoolchildren have run out of the school house because they have seen a snake.Owikplu amʋ lawi tɔkʋ ɔsrɩ. The thief has stolen something and is running.cfɔsrɩrace7.2.1.1.1Runder.ɔsrɩpʋrunner
srɩgyasrɪ́ʤav.run after7.2.6Pursue6.4.1Hunt
srɩkɩsrɪ́kɪn.silk6.6.1.1Cloth
srʋfɔsrʊ́fɔ́ pl.asrʋfɔn.elephantLoxodonta africanaSrʋfɔ topuli nyi. An elephant pulls up trees.Srʋfɔ ɔfɛɩ ɔkpa a, bʋtama da obetsu.When an elder leads you, you don't suffer.When an elephant takes lead (sweeps the path), you don't become wet with dew.1.6.1.1.3Hoofed animals
srʋfɔbɩsrʊ́fɔ́bɪn.elephant's trunk1.6.1.1.3Hoofed animals1.6.2Parts of an animal
susu (L) v.1to weep or cry3.5.6.5Cry, tearder.osupʋmournerph. v.kpa isu yisob2to mourn someone at their funeralAha bʋdesu olitɔ ɩnʋ dʋbɩ. People are crying a lot at that funeral.2.6.6.4Mourncomp.su ɩsʋrabe widowed3the general term for the cry of an animalGyongyo kpɔnkpɔntɩ ɔkʋ lopula mɩ ɔlɔ́ asɩ odesu.A big toad is buried (half in the dirt) at the foot of my pot. He is crying.1.6.4.3Animal sounds
su ɩsʋracomp. ofsu 2sʋra2 2v.to be a widow or widowerBʋtɔpʋ tati bibi su ɩsʋra. They wear black cloths in mourningcfɔsʋrapʋwidow4.1.9.3Widow, widower
suansũãʔFrom:Akansuanv.to learn somethingNyebi amʋ bʋdɛ atɔ suan sukutɔ.The children are learning things at school.Yesu mʋa Mʋ asuanfɔ bɔyɔ ɩbʋ sʋ yetsia nʋ.Jesus and his disciples went up on the mountain and sat down there.3.2.2Learnder.osuanpʋstudentph. v.suan sunaswear