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la1cflanapronwe, us, our
la2demthe, that used to refer to a specific known thingkʋdiile lathe food
la3n sxthe, that used to referto a speciic thing
laav1to get, receive, accept, takeMá laa kʋdiilee.Have some food!2to charge sb.Tɩɛla laamɛ sile batori nɛ.The tailor charged me three shillings
laa ... lɛidto ease, relieveDaalusuŋ jaŋ laa ŋ lɛ.The medicine will relieve you.
laa bil sɛmɛv phrto ignore, put asideLaa wɩɩ la bil sɛmɛ. Ignore the matter.
laa jɩŋv phrto judge, to arbitrateLa kɛŋ wɩɩ nɛ kɔ ŋ teeŋ dɩ ŋ laa jɩma pɩla.We brought the matter before you so that you judge for us.
laa sɩpaaŋv phrfirst, do sth. first ...Mɩ laa sɩpaaŋ mʋ yɔbɔ nɛ, anna mʋ mɩ nandɔŋɔ dɩa.First I went to the market and then to my friend's house.
laa sɩpaaŋ ... lɛv phrbefore, do ... before ...Mɩ laa sɩpaaŋ mʋ sikuuri ŋ lɛ.I went to school before you did.
laa... tav phrto save, rescueƲ sɩ tel lɩɩŋ tʋɔŋ, mɩna nɛ laaʋ ta.When he fell into the water I saved him.
laa...diiv phrbelieveMɩ laa Wɩa dii nɛ.I believe in God.
laala nhandle of a bag
laalaan.plpossessions of a deceased person brought to the funeral
laalɛvto wearƲ laalɛ gɛrɩzɔmʋŋ nɛ.He is wearing a fine cloth.
laalɩŋnwar, battle
-laalɩŋrtsfxa herd of animalspielaalɩŋflock of sheep
laalɩpɩnjʋanpin-tailed whydah
laalɩyuorocfsoojansoldier
-laaŋadjsfxfresh, not yet dried outnamɩɩlaaŋfresh meat
laarɛcfgbillilɛnnɛv1to search, to gropeLaara joŋ gbaŋa la tɩa.Grope for the bowl and give it to me.2to cuddleHaal la joŋ ʋ bile a lɩlaarɛ ʋ nyuŋ.The woman took her child and hugged her head.id. Gʋala laara kɛŋ nɛ.The dance started unexpectedly.id. Ʋ kɛŋ nʋʋŋ laarɛ.He exaggerated.
laasɛvto wedge, support, propPupoiŋ chɛ ʋ tel, mɩ laasɛ.The pot was about to fall, so I propped it up.
Laataara/laataaranSaviour (used by Christians for Christ as Saviour), rescuer
labaarɛn(Hs.) news