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tsɩɩnt͡sɪ̃̂ːv.cease to growOyin amʋ dɛ nta nun dʋbɩ sʋ alatsɩɩn. The man is drinking too much so he has stopped growing.Nyankpʋ onya si tswie a, ndɔtɔ atɔ tɛtsɩɩn. As soon as the rains stop, things in the farm stop growing.2.6.4.6Grow, get bigger
tsolit͡soli v.1turn over; turn upside down; bowKo prɛntʋa tsoli.Turn the bottle upside down.Nɩ gyagya osian a, otoko nwuntɔ tsoli.When a bat hangs, it turns it's head upside down.8.3.1.4.1Vertical2to bow the headKo nwun tsoli. Bow your head.7.1.5Bow3to wash a baby's anusƆtsɩ amʋ dɛ mʋ bi amʋ tsoli. The woman is turning her child upside down.The woman is washing her child's anus.2.2.8Defecate, feces5.6.2Bathe
tsonkolit͡soŋkoli(H)n.valley with a cliff1.2.1.1Mountain1.2.1.4Valley
tsoot͡sôː v.to shout disbelief at someoneAha amʋ fɛ́ɛ́ botsoo mʋ "Wuu!!" All the people shouted him down, "Wuu!" (We don't believe that!)3.2.5.2Disbelief3.5.1.1.1Shout3.5.1.8.3Mock
tsɔ1t͡sɔv.to begin somethingBɩ ánɩ́ sʋ batsɔ agyʋma amʋ yɔ nɩ.They have now begun the work.8.4.6.1Start somethingcomp.ɔtsra tsɔdalɩbɩtsɔkwɩɩborn, first
tsɔ2t͡sɔʔ(L) v.to be enoughƖtsɔ? Eee, ɩtsɔ. Is that enough? Yes it's enough.8.1.7Enoughder.tsɔtsɔenoughtsɔtsɔɔtsɔplenty
tsɔkpʋnt͡sɔk͡pʊ̃n.a large bean in a flat pod5.2.3.1.1Food from seeds6.2.1.3Growing vegetables5.2.3.1.3Food from vegetables1.5.3Grass, herb, vine1.5.5Parts of a plant
tsɔkwɩɩcomp. oftsɔ1kwɩɩadj.first born, male or female4.1.9.1.9Birth order
tsɔntsɔɔntsɔnt͡sɔ̃́nt͡sɔ̃́ːnt͡sɔ̃́ʔadj.full8.1.8Full
tsɔtsɔt͡sɔt͡sɔder. oftsɔ2REDUP2adj.enoughAha ánɩ́ bʋtɔyɔ agyʋma kpekple a, bʋtegyi atɔ tsɔtsɔ.People who work hard, eat enough food.8.1.7Enough
tsɔtsɔɔtsɔt͡sɔt͡sɔːt͡sɔ der. oftsɔ2REDUP2adj.plentyƆbʋ akufa tsɔtsɔɔtsɔ. He has plenty of, many, sheep.8.1.3.1Many, much
tsracontraction ofɔtsramoon
tsu1t͡súʔ(H) v.pick upIgye notsu atɔ. Yesterday, I picked up things.Tsu ɔmɛ fʋa. Raise your voice.cfkpa2 1gatherkpɔtɩplucktɔsɩ1pick up7.3.4.2Pick upph. v.tsu fʋalift
tsu2t͡súʔ v.1to come fromIgye notsu Nkran ba. Yesterday, I came from Accra.7.2.3.3Leave9.5.1.6.4Origin (of a person)comp.tsukʋlɛone placeph. v.dalɩ tsuproceed fromsay.tsu mʋ́ asɩ otsukpa yeyi mʋ́ ɔkafrom end to end2about; regardingIgye nɔtɔɩ tsu tɔkʋ ɩwɩ. Yesterday, I talked about something.Bʋ dɛ asʋn kɩta tsu anɩ nkɛ amʋ ɩwɩ.They are planning about our festival.Kla mʋ́ ánɩ́ fʋyin tsu asʋn amʋ ɩwɩ.Tell what you know about the matter.3.5.1.2.9Be about, subject
tsu ansɩ fʋa kɩtsú ansɪ́ fʊ́á kɪph. v. oftsu fʋaph. v. oftsu1fʋa1ansɩ1 1v.look up and see
tsu fʋaph. v. oftsu1fʋa1v.to lift something upOlotsu nwun fʋa. He lifted up his head.7.2.2.4Move upph. v.tsu ansɩ fʋa kɩlook up
tsu mʋ́ asɩ otsukpa yeyi mʋ́ ɔkatsu mʊ́ asɪ otsukpá yeyi mʋ́ ɔkasay. oftsu2 1mʋ́3asɩ otsuakpacomp. oftsuaasɩ1 1ye-1allo. var. ofyɛ-2yi1ɔka2adv.from end to end
tsuat͡súaʔv.to start from somewhereOlotsua mʋ́ asɩ tsu Wurupong ya Tɛpo.He started from Wurupong and went to Tepo.Synfitiastart8.4.6.1Start somethingder.tsutsuabeforecomp.asɩ otsuakpabeginning location
tsudat͡súdá Ndial. var. oftsularespond; agree
tsufɛt͡súfɛ́sp. var.tsufɛsɛcnj.becauseMlɩmaba tsufɛ mmɛ́ɛtalɩ yɔ. Don't come because I will not be able to go.Ɔma ɩnʋ tsufɛ alatu ɔkpa. He isn't there because he has travelled.9.6.2.5Cause
tsukʋlɛt͡sukʊlɛʔ(L) expansionitsukʋlɛcomp. oftsu2 1ɩkʋlɛn.1in one placeFoblufo wʋlɩ tsukʋlɛ a, mʋ́ ɩtɛlɩn afu.If you concentrate your efforts, you will get results.If you urinate in one place it makes bubbles.Pʋ atɔ amʋ fɛ́ɛ́ yaɩ tsukʋlɛ. Put all the things in one place.7.5.1Gathercomp.tsukʋlɛ osinpʋinvalid2to be in unityAnɩ fɛ́ɛ́ anɩbʋ tsukʋlɛ. We are all agreed.Anɩa mʋ nyɔ fɛ́ɛ́ bʋ tsukʋlɛ. We and he all are at one place.4.1.5Unity3.2.5.4Agree with someonecomp.lɩɩ tsukʋlɛconsistent
tsukʋlɛ osinpʋt͡sukʊlɛ osínpʊpl.tsukʋlɛ asinpʋcomp. oftsukʋlɛ 1comp. oftsu2 1ɩkʋlɛsin 1ɔ- -pʋn.someone who is sick and unable to go outƆlɔpʋ amʋ ɩlɔ amʋ laha mʋ alamli tsukʋlɛ osinpʋ.The sick person's illness has caused him to be a person who stays in one place.2.5.4Disabled
tsulat͡súládial. var.tsudaNv.1to respond to someoneBʋdɛ mlɩ ɩtɛ ha, mlɩtsula mʋ́sʋ.They are greeting you, so respond.Bɛbla fʋ kʋ a, fatsula mʋ́sʋ. If they tell you something, you should respond.Ɔdɛ mlɩ tɛ ha, mlɩtsula. He is greeting you (pl.), so answer.9.1.2.2React, respond3.5.1.5.1Answer2to agree to someone's proposalBɛblɩ, fɛɛ "Ao nanu... (repeat)" Mmotsuda-eee Mmotsuda ma wulu. Ɩbwɛ fʋ ta, ɩlawankɩ fʋ. They say something to you. You say "OK, I have heard." "I won't agree . . . I won't agree" has no town. (It takes you nowhere.) When it is all finished for you; it will be clear to you. (If your refuse you come to regret it.)When they advise you.You say "O.K. I have heard/agree" "I won't agree . . . I won't agree" won't take you anywhere. When it is all finished for you; it will be clear to you. (If your refuse you come to regret it.)Bɛblɩ, fɛɛ "Ao nanu... Song version of previous example.Natsula ánɩ́ ɔyɔ, tamɛ ɔyɔ a, ɔwa ɔsa ba. I have agreed that he should go but he should go and come quickly.3.3.2.1Agree to do somethingph. v.tamatsula mʋsʋbeloved