Vernacular - English
-jɩɩŋtailbʋbʋɔjɩɩŋtail of a tortoise jɩl1to climb, mountƲ jɩl tɩa nɛ.He climbed a tree.2upwards, risingMɩlɩmɛ chaaŋ la ta ʋ jɩl.Turn the lantern up.3to mate withJibele jɩl jimiŋ.The cock mated with the hen. jɩ́mato do something properlyJɩma yɩɩ!Sing properly! JɩmbantɩSisaala New Year Feast jɩnansuori(Hs.) mosquito net jɩnɩŋtodayNʋhʋɔraa jaŋ jʋʋmɛ jɩnɩŋ.Guests will come to me today. jɩnjɩgɩlaŋunexpectedlyƲ kɔ nɛ jɩnjɩgɩlaŋ.He came unexpectedly.
jɩ̀ŋ1to know, understandMɩ jɩŋ kɩalɩŋ kala mɩ sɩ gʋnna dɩamɩŋ.I know everything I learnt yesterday.2to solveWɩɩ nɛ kperimi, ŋ jaŋ wuo jɩma pɩmɛɛ?I have got a problem, can you solve it for me? jɩŋ...bʋbʋɔŋ1to understandMɩ jɩŋ wɩɩ la ʋ sɩ bʋla bʋbʋɔŋ.I understand what he said.id. Mɩ jɩŋ ŋ bʋbʋɔŋ.I know your character.2to know sb. character