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batunyɩlɩŋn1elephant's tusk1.6.2Parts of an animal2ivory1.6.2Parts of an animal
batuŋnelephant1.6.1.1Mammal
bavirecfvirenlarge granary
bayal kʋanmerchandise, goods6.9.3Marketing
bayalanmale trader6.9.3Marketing
bayɩɩlaanwar dance [sp.]4.2.3Music
bayɩrɩkana fat mouse1.6.1.1.4Rodent
bayuoluŋcfbɛrɛ nandelimiŋneye of a trap6.4.2Trap
bayuori kʋacfbakɩaanweapon4.8.3.7Weapon, shoot
bee kieli/bene kieliv phrneglect, ignoreBa bee kielu nɛ.He has been ignored.3.1.2.4Ignore
bee mʋ nav phrimagine, to think that...Bee mʋ na ŋɩɩ ŋ sɩ tɩma, ʋ zɔmɔɔ?Imagine what you did, is it good?3.2.1.2Imagine
bee nav phrsee, find outMʋ beena, mɩ nyɩmma kɔ nɛɛ?Go and see whether my father has come.2.3.1See
bee naa!exclsee! look!Bee naa! Bɛɛ nɛ tɩɩ ŋ ŋaa ŋɩɩ?Look, why did you do this.
beeln1mattress5.1.1.3Bed1.1n
beenantɩrɛnmirror5.1Household equipment
begilivstagger along, shakeƲ chʋŋ lɩɩŋ arɩ bogiti a bibegili.She is staggering along with a bucket of water.
-bele-adjsfxmale (non-human)bɔrɩfɩrɩbelemale paw-paw treebatubelemale elephant1.6.7Male and female animals
belimivto burn vigorously, blazeNyiŋ la ka belimi nɛ.The fire is burning vigorously5.5Fire
bene jɩŋv phridentifyLa bene jɩŋ wɩɩ la sɩ tɩɩ jimii la sʋʋ nɛ. We identified the cause of the fowel's death.
beŋv1to watch, look after, maintainBibeŋ kɩalɩŋ dɩ ba sɩ́ lɛl.Watch the things so that they don't get lost.6.1.2.2.5Take care of something2to be in charge of, to ruleKuoro nɩɩ beŋ Tumu tinteeŋ kala.The chief is in charge of Tumu.3examine, take notice of sth.Beŋ bile nɩsɩŋ na ʋ boro nɛɛ.Examine the child's hand whether it is broken.4value sth.Ʋ kɩalɩŋ ʋ sɩ kɛnɛ, mɩ bɩ baa beŋ.I don’t value his wealth.
beŋ fiiv phrlook into things properly/carefullyBeŋ fii ŋ jaŋ na chɛnɛ la.Look carefully, and you will see the moon3.5.4.6Verbal tradition
berimivundisciplined, carelessƲ fa berime nɛ.He used to be careless.4.3Behavior
vwrap sth. up, put aroundƲ bɛ nyubɛlɛ.He wore (put around) a turban.id. Ʋ bɛ zɛmbɛ.He behaved treacherously.7.3.7.2Wrap
bɛɛinterr.What?Bɛɛ kɩaa nɛ ŋ ŋɩŋaa ŋ dɩa lɛ?What are you doing in your house?9.2.3.4Question words
bɛɛ nɛ tɩɩinterr. phr.Why?Bɛɛ nɛ tɩɩ ŋ bɩ dɩa mʋa?Why did you not go home?9.2.3.4Question words