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hososoadv.too hot to eatDɩsɩŋ ŋaa hososo nɛ, mɩ bɩ wuo dii.The soup is too hot, I cannot eat it.
hosuŋnBosc’s monitor1.6.1.3.2Lizard
hɔbɔnlocust1.6.1.7Insect
hɔdoluŋncross bar of a bicycles1.2.2.3Metal
hɔfɩaŋncopper
hɔkpaalɩŋ/hamanhammer
hɔlɔɔ kuripotincoalpot, charcoal stove (also kuripoti)
hɔlʋŋncharcoal
hɔnnɛ dɔŋɔncolleague
hɔŋv1to sitƲ hɔŋ kpasa nyuŋ.He sat on a chair.2to stayMɩ hɔŋ Kʋmasɩ lɛ jɩsɩŋ banɔŋ nɛ.I stayed in Kumasi for five years.
hɔɔŋn1iron, metal2nail
hɔɔŋ jaabacfbaasikuurichechenbicycle
hɔpʋlanaluminium
hɔrʋŋnlouse
hucffàa v1to hideBile na ʋ nyɩmma ʋʋ kɔ, ʋ hu.When the child saw his father coming he hid.2to festerDɩ ŋ nɛ bɩ naawɩɩl la nyuŋ bene ʋ jaŋ hu.If you don't treat the sore, it will fester.
hugivto buryLa dɩa hugi sʋʋŋ.We buried the dead yesterday.
hunnunmushroom (gen. term)
huovto stop (rain)Duonuŋ huo nɛ.The rain stopped.
huonuŋnweapons and fetishes belonging to a dead person
huoŋnvenom, poison of animals (incl. rabies)
-huoŋ-adjsfxraw food, uncooked food, unripe fruitnammɩɩhuoŋraw meat
huosivto bark, howlVahɩŋ nɩɩ huosi.The dogs are barking.
hurivto digHuri bʋa.Dig a hole.
huunivgroan (in pain)Nyanyal bɛɛ tɩɩna nɩɩ huuni nla?Which sick person is groaning like that?