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ligivto cook a larger amountBa ligi kʋlʋŋ woruŋ a pʋ.They cooked much food for him.
liirivto take sth. off from sth.Nammɩa bɩa, ba liiri.The meat was done so they took it off.
liise yiv phrthink about, to take notice ofLa bɩ liise yi bile lɛ.We didn't think about the child.
liisivto remember, remindDɩ mɩ nɛ yʋa ŋ liisimi.If I forget, remind me.
liisiŋnforked stick to support beams for mud roof
limcfbire biretimadj/advvery darkLeriŋ ŋaa lim nɛ.The place is pitch dark.
líŋvto wear leaves, to have one’s periodHaal la jaa pɩpaarɩŋ a liŋ.The woman picked leaves and wore them.Ʋʋ liŋ nɛ.She is having her period.
lìŋv1to swallowMɩ dɩa liŋ amɛmbiiŋ. I swallowed a tablet yesterday.2to dripDʋgɛ sɛhɛyɛ la dɩ ʋ liŋ dɩ ba hɛ dɩsɩŋ lɛ.Strain the spice-water out so that they will put into the soup.
liŋiŋcfhakɩaanmenstrual period2.5Health2.5.1Sick
lɩacfbalɩanumtwo (when counting, cf. balɩa)
lɩamɩŋnumsecond, second time
lɩɛgɛvto go to and froSɩ́ mɩ lɩɛgʋ.Don't move back and forth in front of me.
lɩɛrɛcfzʋgʋlɛvto lose weight, be sicklyBile lɩɛra nɛ, ʋ naaŋ kɛŋ puo nɛ daŋ ʋ lɛ.The child is sickly, because his mother is pregnant.2.5Health2.5.1Sick
lɩga/lɩgɩŋcfgaarɩŋnfence
lɩgɛcfferivto fence in, put up a fenceƲ lɩgɛ ʋ gaarɩŋ arɩ wɛyɛ.He fenced his garden with wire.
lɩgɩsɛv1to flash (lightening)Duonuŋ lɩgɩsa.There was lightening.2jerk, to make a sudden uncontrolled movementMɩ naaŋ lɩgɩsa nɛ.My leg jerked.
lɩɩv1to leave, desertBaal la lɩɩ Tumu lɛ nɛ.The man has left Tumu.2to come from, be fromMɩ lɩɩ Tumu nɛ.I am from Tumu.3to fade, lose colourƲ gɛrɩzɔŋ la lɩa.His beauiful cloth has faded.4to appear, become visible, become cleanChɛnɛ dɩa lɩa nɛ.The moon appeared yesterday.
lɩɩ-rtpfxof or pertaining to waterlɩɩfooluŋbathing water
lɩɩ ... lɛv phrto come from, to leaveMɩ lɩɩ Tumu lɛ.I am on my way from Tumu.
lɩɩbacfnyʋʋrʋŋn1(Hs.) profit2use
lɩɩbulonspring of water
lɩɩduoronan insect in water