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lɩɩsuosoondrops of water
lɩɩwaalɩŋ/lɩɩbalɩŋnflood1.3Water
lɩmaadv.quickly, punctuallyMʋ lɩma lɩma.Go quickly.Kɔ tɩntɩŋŋaa lɩma.Come to work punctually.
lɩmbaŋacftafaaŋndry season
lɩmɩŋnheat (also wulimiŋ )
lɩnsɛvto reheat (leftovers) warm upJoŋ dɩsɩ la a lɩnsɛ.Take the soup and warm it up.
lɩ̀ŋvto be or to get hotDɩsɩ la lɩma. The soup is hot.
lov1throw downJoŋ pupoi la lo.Throw the pot down.2to createWɩa lo nuhuobiine.God created man.3to give a discount, dashLomi.Give me a discount!
lo lɩɩŋidto pour libationid. Laa chɛ la lo lɩɩŋ nɛ.We want to pour libation.
logivto make very smoothPupomɛɛrɛ logi ʋ pupoiŋ woruŋ.The potter made her pot very smooth.Ʋ logi gbaŋa la kala.He ate the food to the last bit, so that the bowl was completely clean.
logo logoadjhesitant, doubtfulƲ ŋaa logo logo nɛ.He is in doubt what he should do.
lokumbiiŋn smooth stone for polishing floors
lokuruŋnside of the stomach
lomo lomoadjhollow and openPupoi la ŋaa lomo lomo.The pot is hollow and open.
lomuŋnfoetus
lontoŋidformula used at the end of a story
loŋ1vto be pregnant (animals only)Bʋʋŋ la lomo nɛ.The goat is pregnant.
loŋ2ngourd with narrow opening
loŋgoruŋcfgʋnʋŋncorner
loovto wrestle, fightHambiisi la dii kʋlʋŋ nɛ a yuo dɔŋɔ a luloo.While the children were eating TZ they got into a quarrel and fought.
looribuguŋnwrestling place
lorivto blisterKʋŋ nɛ lori mɩ nɩsɩŋ lɛ.I have a blister on my hand.
lorigiv1take outMɩ lorigi haŋgɩla la bile niiŋ lɛ.I took the sand out of the child's mouth.2rapeƲ kɛŋ tolibie la lorigi nɛ. He raped the girl.3scoopLorigo chaarɛ gbambie la.Scoop out the calabash seeds.