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tsula ɩkɔt͡súlá ɪkɔ (H)v.to pledge a vow4.7.5.7Take oath
tsutsut͡sút͡sú adv.farAgyɩndɩ tamaha awun atɔ tsutsu. Fog never lets us see very far.Oyin amʋ ndɔtɔ bʋ tsutsu, mɩ klɛ bʋ kotikoti. The man's farm is far, mine is nearby.Antkotikotinearbycf1far8.2.6.1Farder.tsutsuutsuvery far
tsutsuat͡sut͡súaʔ(L) der. oftsuaREDUP2v.beforeOyin amʋ lotsutsua ba a, ayɔ. By the time that the man had come, we (had) gone.Owí bótsutsua pɔn a, mɩ atɔ amʋ lawʋlɩ. By late afternoon (the sun has softened) my things had dried.Emma lotsutsua tsu ndɔtɔ ba a, oyin amʋ lanatɩ.Before Emma could come from farm, the man had left.Owí lotsutsua pɔn a, nanɩna atɔ ta.By the time the sun was low, I had finished cooking.8.4.5.2Before
tsutsuutsuder. oftsutsuREDUP2adv.very far away8.2.6.1Far
tsʋnt͡sʊ̃ʔ(L) v.1to pass byƆlɔtsʋn oyi amʋ asɩ. She passed by the tree.Brɛ ánɩ́ ayɔ amʋ a, nɔtsʋn mʋ sʋ. When we were going, I passed him.Opietɔ bʋtɔkwɩɩ nyankʋsa tsʋn.People are born through the vagina.7.2.3.5Move past, over, throughder.atsʋnlɛpassable2some time ago, a second verb in a serial construction, Ɔha ánɩ́ alawu tsʋn a, bʋtɛtɩ mʋ owupʋ.The one that has already died (not recently) they call a dead person.8.4.5.2Before
tsʋnkɩt͡sʊŋkɪ́v.to collect everything from a certain placeOyin ɔkʋ lɔtsʋnkɩ mɩ igyo fɛ́ɛ́ lɛ mɩ ndɔtɔ, ɩnɩsʋ ansɩ mɛdɛ mɩ gyi kʋraa.A certain man collected all my yams from my farm, so I am not happy at all.6.2.5.3Gather wild plants7.5.1Gather8.1.5All
tswɛ1t͡sʷɛʔ(L)v.to peck at somethingBatɛ amʋ latswɛ kpoli.The chicken has pecked the maize.1.6.4.2Animal eatingcomp.tswɛtswɛpeck
tswɛ2t͡sʷɛʔ(L) v.to worship somethingBʋtekle kɔba, tamɛ bʋtamatswɛ mʋ́. They want money but they never worship it.cfsum 1worship4.9Religioncomp.Bulu ɔtswɛkpatemple
tswɛ10contraction ofɩtswɛfist
tswɛtswɛt͡sʷɛt͡sʷɛʔ(L)comp. oftswɛ1REDUP1v.reduplication of tswɛAbatɛ amʋ batswɛtswɛ ɩmɔ amʋ fɛ́ɛ́. The chickens have pecked all the rice.1.6.4.2Animal eating
tswiet͡sʷíe v.to fall (of rain or dew)Nyankpʋ mʋ́a onyelulu totswie. Rain and dew fall.Igye nyankpʋ lotswie sʋ mɩ ndɔtɔ atɔ dɛ akɩlɛ wa. Yesterday it rained so my crops are looking beautiful.1.1.3.3Raincomp.nyankpʋ tswiebɩrainy season
tswiit͡sʷíː v.1to be straightƆkpa amʋ motswii, ɩlɔnɔ. The road isn't straight, it bends.Tswii fʋ awútɔ okekegyiɔkɛ mɛnɩ fénya ɔwʋlɩn.Exercise your body every day in order to be strong.8.3.1.3Straight2to be correctBrɛ amʋʋ aha abanyɔ amʋ bɛkla amʋ asʋn ta a, ahandɛ amʋ bowun ánɩ́ onyɔsɩ amʋ asʋn lotswii, ogyankpapʋ amʋ klɛ imotswii.When the two people had finished narrating their case, the elders realised that the second person was right and the first person was not right.8.3.7.7Right, proper3to correct someoneNɩ fɔ́tɔɩ Nkonya amʋ, nɩ nfʋmsʋ bʋ mʋ́tɔa, nɛ́la tswii fʋ.If you speak Nkonya, if a mistake is in it, I will correct you.3.6.5Correctph. v.la tswiicorrect
tswɩt͡sʷɪʔ(L)v.1to throw somethingAlatswɩ ibwi da mɩ.He has thrown a stone at (and hit) me.cftswɩtswɩcontribution7.3.1.1Throwcomp.tswɩ lalalay flattswɩ opemake war crytswɩ oseyeesing war songIdiom:tswɩ oyibibi tsitsadefecate2to spin cottonBʋtɔtswɩ opuli bwɛ ɔfɛ.They spin cotton to make rope.6.6.1.2Spinning thread3to swing armsAtɔ lada mɩ klɛtɔ, sʋ mmɛtalɩ tswɩ mɩ ɩbɩ wanklaan.I have a boil in my armpit so I can't swing my arms well.7.2.2.8Move back and forthph. v.ɔtɛntɛ tswɩswing4to chase a bird by throwing something at it6.3.1Domesticated animalph. v.mʋ́sʋ tswɩiron5to give a small gift6.8.4.4Bargain6.8.3.1Give, donate6.8.4.8Store, marketplaceder.ɩtswɩdash (n)ph. v.tswɩ ɔpʋnʋprepare meal6to dive into something7.2.4.2.3Diveph. v.tswɩ kɩtapounceunspec. comp. formbʋnda tswɩrape
tswɩ kɩtaph. v. oftswɩ 6kɩta 1v.to dive upon; to pounce uponƆnwankɩtɩ amʋ lɔtswɩ kɩta batebi amʋ.The hawk dived and caught the chicken.7.3.3.1Take something from somewhere4.8.2.3.1Ambush
tswɩ lalat͡sʷɪ lalacomp. oftswɩ 1lala1 1v.to lie someone flatPʋ kebi amʋ tswɩ lala.Lay the child flat.7.1.3Lie down8.3.1.4Horizontal
tswɩ opecomp. oftswɩ 1opev.to sing war songsAyin bʋtɔtswɩ ope owie woyi nkɛtɔ.Men sing war songs at the chief's house during celebrations.4.2.4Dance
tswɩ oseyeecomp. oftswɩ 1oseyeev.to sing war songsAtsɩ bʋtɔtswɩ oseyee buo owie nkɛtɔ.Women sing war songs and follow the chief in celebrations.4.2.4Dance
tswɩ oyibibi tsitsaid. oftswɩ 1oyibibitsitsa1to defecate (Euphemism)Nɔyɔtswɩɩ oyibibi tsitsa amba. I'll go defecate and come back.I will go throw away a stick away and come.
tswɩ ɔpʋnʋph. v. oftswɩ 5ɔpʋnʋv.to prepare a meal or feast for someone else5.2.2.3Feast
tswɩtswɩt͡sʷɪt͡sʷɪn.contribution to a causeAnɩtɛka tswɩtswɩ pʋ la anɩ wulu.We pay taxes to improve our town.cftswɩ 1throw2.6.6.3Funeral4.9.7.2Christianity6.8.6Money6.8.8Tax4.9.7.3Islam4.3.4.5Share with
tu1túʔv.to ferment with yeast5.2.3.3.4Leaven
tu2túʔv.1to separatetu dukutake off headscarf7.4.5.1Leave somethingcomp.tu ɔkpatravel (long)2to jumpder.tutu3jump3to emigrate to somewhere7.2.4.5Move to a new house4to drive someone awayOtotu amʋ́ nʋ.He always drives them away.7.3.3.4Chase awaycomp.ɩwɩtɔ tudiarrhoeatu atsʋnɔspitder.tutu2throw off
tu atsʋnɔcomp. oftu2 4atsʋnɔv.to spit2.2.3Spit, saliva
tu ɔfʋtúʔ(H) ɔfʊFrom:Akantu fʋcomp. ofɔfʋv.to adviseOtotu amʋ́ ɔfʋ.He always advised them.Tuɔfʋ ánɩ́ osi lalahɛ bwɛ. Advise him to stop doing evil.cfafutuoadvice3.3.3.7Warn3.5.1.2.8Emphasize
tu ɔkpatú ɔkpa (H) comp. oftu2 1ɔkpa 1v.to travel somewhere farBotu ɔkpa yɔ Nkran.They travelled to Accra.tu ɔkpa tɩntɩn ɩkʋ. I will go on a long journey.cfpʋ ɔkpatravel (short)7.2.4Travelder.ɔkpa otupʋtraveller