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gʋmanhump2.5Health
gʋnnɛvto learnMɩ jaŋ gʋnnɛ karɩmɩŋ.I will learn to read.
gʋnʋŋcfloŋgoruŋncornergʋnaa banɛsɛsquare
gʋŋgʋnnʋnlearner, beginner
gʋŋmaancrested crane (bird)1.6.1.2Bird
gʋɔrɛvto bend something, be crookedKɛŋ daa la gʋɔrɛ.Bend the stick.
gʋraa yuo dɔŋɔv phrto quarrel amongst brethren or friends
gʋrɛv1to hunchBile gʋrɛ nyuŋ hɔŋ nɛ.The child sat with his head bent.2to cheatBadɛrɛ gʋrɛ ʋ nandɔŋɔ.The spider cheated his companion.3to put into a ring form (including twisting tail of fish to the head)Ʋ gʋrɛ chenfilie la.He twisted the fish.
gʋrɩmɛvto grumbleMɩ dɩa tɩmʋ, ʋ gʋgʋrɩmɛ wɩaa.I sent him on an errand yesterday, but he grumbled.
gʋʋgansmall bucket for drawing water
gʋʋmʋŋnseed of water lily1.5.5Parts of a plant
gʋʋnɛv1to underrate, underestimateMɩ nyɩmma fa gʋʋnɛmɛ nɛ, ama lɛɛlɛ ʋ jɩma dɩ mɩ kɛŋ wʋtɩtɩɩ.My father used to underestimate me but now he knows I am truthful.2to be resentfulMɩ joŋ moribiiŋ pɩ mɩ ŋaana, ʋ gʋʋnɛ, bɛɛ wɩaa ʋ bɩ yʋgɛ.I gave a coin to my brother, but he grumbled because it was not enough.