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-jɩɩŋ-adjsfxtailbʋbʋɔjɩɩŋtail of a tortoise
jɩlv1to 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.
jɩlanyʋnparasite on trees
jɩ́mamod vto do something properlyJɩma yɩɩ!Sing properly!
jɩ̀mánspirit
JɩmbantɩnSisaala New Year Feast
jɩmbelenmale spirit
jɩmbɔmʋŋnwicked spirit
jɩmpɩrɩwɩɩnquail1.6.1.2Bird
jɩnanyear
jɩnaalɩan(Hs.) ornament
jɩnahatempthis year
jɩnansuorin(Hs.) mosquito net
jɩnɩŋtemptodayNʋhʋɔraa jaŋ jʋʋmɛ jɩnɩŋ.Guests will come to me today.
jɩnjaambʋgʋŋna herb1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
jɩnjɩgɩlaŋadv.unexpectedlyƲ kɔ nɛ jɩnjɩgɩlaŋ.He came unexpectedly.
jɩnjɩnsɩnyʋaransugar red ant1.6.1.7Insect
jɩnlɔrʋŋnbad spirit
jɩnnɩɩŋnfemale spirit
jɩnnɩŋnknowledge
jɩnzɔmʋŋngood spirit
jɩ́ŋnhammer-headed bat1.6.1.1.8Bat
jɩ̀ŋv1to 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...bʋbʋɔŋv phr1to 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