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jɩrɩman1kindness2respect, honour
jɩsɩ arɩ jɩsɩidmany yearsLa sɩ bɩ dɔŋɔ na, ʋ yi jɩsɩ arɩ jɩsɩ.We have not seen each other for many years.
jɩwaanlong robe worn by men
jo (suonoo)vselective harvesting of beansMɩ dɩa mʋ jo suonoo nɛ.Yesterday I did selcetive harvesting of beans.
jogunivnot to sit properlyBa pʋ kpasa nɛ ʋ vɩa ʋ hɔnɔ yi aŋ joguni.They gave him a chair, but he refuse to sit properly.
joiiŋadv.safelyŊ jaŋ kɛmmɛ joiiŋ kaa mʋ dɩa.You will take me safely home.
jolimivto disgraceDɩ ŋ dii mɩ chɩmɩŋ, mɩ jaŋ jolimiŋ.If you owe me a debt I will disgrace you.
jólónhandle
jòlónjackal
jolumuŋndisgrace
jompirebilkalaloonfrog [sp.]1.6.1.4Amphibian
jomuŋninsult, offence3.5.1.8.2Insult
joŋv1to take, use sth.Ʋ joŋ pɩɩ la pɩmɛ.He gave me the yam.2to harvest (groundnuts)Ʋ joŋ ʋ jisiiŋ nɛ.He harvested his groundnuts.6.2.5Harvest3to adoptƲ jommi.He adopted me.4to give sb. a rideMɩ pɛ joŋ baal kʋbala nɛ kaa mʋ yɔbɔ.I gave some man a ride to the market.
jóŋcfasabanfishing net6.4.5.3Fishing equipment
joŋ cheeriŋ pav phrdeclare guilty, to be at faultMɩ bɩ wʋbɔŋ kala ŋaa ka ba joŋ cheeriŋ pɩmɩ.I didn't do any bad thing, and they declared me guilty. 4.7.6.3Fault
joŋ harɩŋ yɩaidto ignoreƲ joŋ harɩŋ yɩa wɩɩ la nɛ. He ignored the matter.3.1.2.4Ignore
joŋo chɛ1idto forgiveWɩɩ la ʋ sɩ ŋaa mɩ lɛ, mɩ joŋo chɛʋ nɛ.I have forgiven him for what he did to me.4.8.4.7Forgive2v phrto give free/giftMɩ joŋ moribii la chɛŋ nɛ.I gave the money to you as a gift.
joŋo kɩɩv phrto keepSɩ́ nammɩa la joŋo kɩɩ tapʋlɩɩ bɩra.Do not keep the meat for another day.Joŋ kpasa kɩɩ tinteeŋ.Put the chair on the ground.
jɔgɩlɩɩŋ1ngreen soup water, vegetable juice8.3.3.3Color2adjgreen
jɔgʋŋnbean leaves1.5.5Parts of a plant
jɔlvoversizeMɩ jɔl godo la.This bed is too big for me.
jɔlɔ jɔlɔlooseVɔɔ ŋmɛŋ la jɔlɔ jɔlɔ.Tie the rope loosely.