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chʋraadjstrange, meaninglesswʋchʋraMeaningless matter.
chʋrrcfchʋlʋlʋadjpointed, sharpGɛrɩhɛŋ la ŋaa chʋrr kieli.The needle is very sharp.9.2.1Adjectives
chʋrʋŋnclay (for pots)1.2.1Land
chʋʋlɛvto be dull, stupid, indifferent, sillyBile chʋʋla, ʋ bɩ kʋŋkala wuo gʋnnɛ.The child is stupid, he cannot learn anything. 2.5Health
chʋ́ʋlɛ́cfchɩsɛv1to raise up, put into upright positionDaa la tele nɛ ba chʋʋlɛ.The stick had fallen and they raise it up.Ʋ kɛnʋ kaa chʋʋla kɩɩ.He put him into a sitting position.7.1.1Stand2to wake sb. upƲ pɩŋ doŋ nɛ ba chʋʋlʋ.They woke him up.5.7Sleep3to rebuild sth. which was fallenDɩa la sɩ tele, mɩ na nɛ chʋʋlɛ ʋ.When the house fell, I rebuilt it.6.5.1Building
chʋʋnhoruŋn1pigweed/hogweed1.5.3Grass, herb, vine2shells of sheanuts1.5Plant1.5.5Parts of a plant
chʋʋnʋŋcfbabɩlɩŋbahuoŋnsheanut1.5.5Parts of a plant
chʋ́ʋsɛ̀vto call a dog with a soundƲ chʋʋsɛ vaha. He called the dog with a sound.2.3.2.2Sound
chʋ̀ʋsɛ̀vto suckMɩ chaŋ nammɩa nɛ a chʋchʋʋsɛ haŋgbeliŋ.I ate meat and was sucking the bones.