Vernacular - English


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masalaachin(Hs.) mosque
mayaafɩn(Hs.) veil
meeldaaŋn(Eng.) mile{Eng}
meeluadv.very tenderVabie la ŋaa meelu nɛ.The poppy is very tender.
meesiŋcf-saaran(Eng.) mason
mellivto be soreMɩ naaŋ kala melle nɛ.My leg is covered with sores.2.5Health2.5.1Sick
meri niiŋidto turn downƲ meri ʋ niiŋ.He made a bad gesture with his mouth.
vto form, model, makeMɩɩ mɛ pupoiŋ nɛ.I am making a pot.
mɛlɛnbehaviour, character
mɛmpɛnwhite guineacorn
mɛnɩŋnvagina2.1Body
mɛnjɩɩŋnclitoris2.1Body
mɛŋgaabii/mɛŋgaabienillegitimate child, bastard (used as insult)
mɛŋkpaaraan1ritual performed to cleanse a woman caught in adultery2ritual fee a man pays when caught seducing another man's wife.
mɛrɛv1to stick, glue, fixJoŋ teniŋ mɛrɛ jeeŋ lɛ.Fix the paper on the wall.2to stick togetherLa dɩ mɩ nandɔŋɔ mɛrɛ dɔŋɔ lɛ.I and my friend stick together.
mɛrɛdiiidparasiteid. Baal la cho mɛrɛ dii.The man likes to depend on other people continually.
miekivto be soakMɩ gɛrɩŋ kala nɛ mieke.My shirt is soak.
miiriŋnrice1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
mine mineadjthinŊmɛŋ la ŋaa mine mine nɛ.The rope is thin.
minsivto be slender, slim, thin Ŋmɛŋ la minse nɛ.The rope is flimsy.
mintin1(Engl.) 1. minute; time,2driver's mate
miri miriadjdrizzlingDuonuŋ ŋaa miri miri nɛ.It is drizzling.
mirisicfbolimifirisi pɩrɛv1to wound lightly, scratch Ʋ jɩl basikuuri a tel a mirisi ʋ naasɩŋ kala.He got on a bicycle, fell and scratched his legs.2to drizzleDuonuŋ ka mirisi nɛ.It is drizzling.