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jɔŋ jɔŋadjdrizzleMɩ jaŋ gbɛrɛ dɩ duoŋ la ŋaa jɔŋ jɔŋ.I will wait for the rain to ease off.1.1.3.3Rain
jɔrʋŋchaff
juvattackTʋʋbiee ju tɔ lee laBees attacked the place4.8.2.3Attack
juguliv to crowd aroundKɩaa nɛ baa yallɛ nɩaa mʋ jujuguli.They are selling some things therefore people are crowding around.4.2.1.7Crowd, group
jujuluŋna kind of tree1.5.1Tree
julibinenmarsh mongoose1.6.1.1Mammal
juluŋnEgyptian mongoose1.6.1.1Mammal
julupʋlanwhite-tailed mongoose1.6.1.1Mammal
junjolonmushroom (gen. term)1.5Plant
junjoŋnpraying mantis1.6.1.7Insect
jusicfkɛrɛ1vto limp (from wound)Mɩ naaŋ wɩɩ nɛ mɩ jujusi.My leg is hurting so I am limping.2.5Health
jʋanGambian mongoose1.6.1.1Mammal
jʋgɛ/jʋgʋmɛvpoorly grown, to look sickly, to be thin, lean, stunted Bile jʋga nɛ.The child is poorly grown. Ʋ fa sɩ ŋaa hambie ʋ bɩ kʋdiilee dii, ŋɩɩ nɛ tɩɩ ʋ jʋgʋmɛ.When he was a child he does not eat, that is why he is skinny.2.5Health
jʋgʋmɛvto gulp down food or drinkNammɩa gbʋsʋma nɛ, nʋʋkala jʋjʋgʋmɛ.There is plenty of meat therefore everybody is eating how much they want.2.5Health
jʋjʋʋlanimmigrant2Person
jʋɔsɛvrejoiceMɩ tʋɔŋ tɔrɛ nɛ mɩ jʋjʋɔsɛ.I am rejoicing because am happy.4.2.2.3Celebrate
jʋɔsʋŋn1fringe2pleat
jʋʋv1to enterMɩ jaŋ jʋʋ Wɩa kuorii la.I will enter into the kingdom of God.2to set (the sun)Ʋ hɔŋ dɩa lɛ halɩɩ wɩa jʋʋ.He sat in the house until sunset.3to go to bedMɩ jaŋ jʋʋ pɩŋ.I am going to bed.4to make use of a fetishMɩ jaŋ jʋʋ ŋ daaline.I will use your fetish.Mɩ jaŋ jʋʋ susu.I will join them with the contribution.
jʋʋ ... lɛidto let down, trouble sb.Wɩɩ la jʋʋ mɩ lɛ.Trouble overcame me.Ŋ dɩa sɩ ŋ jaŋ kʋ jommi aŋ bɩ kɔ, ŋ jʋʋ mɩ lɛ.You promised to pick me up yesterday, but you did not come, you let me down.Ba jʋʋ dɔŋɔ lɛ.They are crowded.id. Ba niiŋ jʋʋ kpʋrʋŋ.They were silenced, could not say anything.
jʋʋ gɛsɩŋnto wrong sb.Dɩ ŋ jʋʋ mɩ gɛsɩŋ lɛ, mɩ jaŋ dagɩŋ.If you wrong me (cross my path) I will deal with you.