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gɔgʋhɩaŋnchief musician of a village or areasenior gɔgɔ
gɔgʋluruŋnmedicine of praise singers
gɔgʋnampiliŋna kind of fig
gɔgʋŋnfuneral praise-song
gɔgʋpirecfpireniron hoe used as a musical instrument
gɔgʋsɛv1to decorateHaal la gɔgʋsɛ pupoi la nɛ.The woman decorated the pot.2to sing (praise songs)Haalaa ka gɔgʋsɛ nɛ.The women are singing praise songs.
gɔgʋyɩɩlɩŋndance restricted to the funeral of praise singers
gɔllɛvto stroll, wander, roamMɩ tɩntɩŋŋaa dɛrɛ nɛ, ŋɩɩ nɛ mɩɩ gɔllɛ.My work is finished so I am taking a walk.
gɔlɔlɔcfsɩɛrɛsoladv.very slimy, slipperyŊ nɛ chɔ ŋmɛnɛɛ dɩsɩŋ, ʋ yie ŋaa gɔlɔlɔ nɛ.When you cook okra soup it is always slimy.
gɔlɔŋgɔlɔŋguitar
gɔmɩnan(Eng.) government, governor
gɔmɩntɩ(Eng) government
guvto carry on the backJoŋ bile gu.Carry the child on your back.
gugobelensmall drum4.2.3.5Musical instrument
gugochemenmid-size drum4.2.3.5Musical instrument
gugonɩɩŋnlarge drum4.2.3.5Musical instrument
gugoŋncylindrical drum4.2.3.5Musical instrument
gugoyɩɩlaandance to drum-music
gulcfvɔɔ1vto make a knot, twistMɩ gul ŋmɛŋ la.I knotted the rope.2vto put sth. around an obj.Ʋ gul ŋmɛnɩŋ nɛ hɛ bʋʋna baŋŋaa lɛ.He tied a rope round the goat's neck.3idto be difficult, problematicWɩɩ la gulo nɛ.The matter is problematic.
gulimiv1to group togetherNɩaa gulimi Batɔŋ dɩa lɛ.People have grouped together in Batong's house.2to sit in groupsMá gulimo hɔŋ hɔŋ.Sit in groups.3to clench the fistKɛŋ ŋ nɩsɩŋ gulimi.Clench the fist.
gullicfvuno vunovround, circularGogo la niiŋ gullo nɛ.The face of the watch is round.
guloŋguloŋadjround, circularBɔɔl ŋaa guloŋ guloŋ nɛ.A football is round.
gulumuŋn1balldokuŋ gulumuŋa ball of kenkey2loafBoroboro gulumuŋa loaf of bread3lump4large pieces of somethingpɩɩgulumuŋa piece of yam
guluŋnknot
guluŋguluŋ-chapɩana guessing game played with both hands4.2.6.1Game