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Mɩɩtaarɩchɛnɛnharvesting time (roughly November)8.4.1Period of time8.4.1.4Month
mɩɩwɩɛlaankind of insect found in grains
mɩlv1to smear with dirt Ʋ nɛntɛŋŋɛɛ kala nɛ mɩl vʋchɔɔŋ. His shoes are covered with mud.2to hold firmlyMɩlmɩ kpɛrɛ ŋɩɩ dee ŋ jaŋ tel.Hold me firmly or you will fall.
mɩlɩɩsɩsɩana kind of small frog1.6.1.4Amphibian
mɩlɩmɛv1to wind, twistƲ kɛŋ mɩ nɩsɩŋ mɩlɩmɛ nɛ.He twisted my hand.2writhe, turnƲ luoruŋ nɩɩ wɩɩ, ʋ mɩmɩlɩmɛ.Her stomach is aching therefore she is writhing about.id. Ʋʋ mɩlɩmɛ luori nɛ.He is driving a car.
mɩllɩɩhoguluŋnbogey, dry mucus inside the nose
mɩllɩɩrɩŋnnasal mucus2Person
mɩlʋʋ1adv.covered with sth., dirtyƲ naaŋ kala ŋaa mɩlʋʋ nɛ.His whole leg is covered with dirt.2adjto be underweightBile ʋ sɩ lʋla ŋaa mɩlʋʋ nɛ.Her child she delivered is underweight.
mɩmaaŋnlung fish1.6.1.5Fish
mɩmaarɩŋnsign of sth. more to comeLa na nɩɩ la ba si kpʋa mɩmaarɩŋ nɛ.We have gotten a little information about the murder.
mɩnacfpron. emph.I (emph. form of mi)
mɩnchɩsɩn(Engl.) matches
mɩnchɩsɩkogonempty matchbox
mɩrɩgɛvto beat sb. very muchMɩ jaŋ mɩrɩgɩŋ woruŋ.I am going to beat you much.
mɩsɛcfjaasɛv1to sow by spreading, to scatter, broadcastMɩ mɩsɛ nanjoho nɛ.I sowed pepper.2to waterMɩsɛ gaarɩŋ la.Water the garden.
mɩʋ mɩʋadv.heavily (rain)Duoŋ la faasaa nɩɩ nɛ mɩʋ mɩʋ.It is pouring with rain.
moŋgonmango
moŋkurucfgondoŋnskirt
moribiee lʋɔganpurse for money
moribiibiiŋncoin
moribiiŋn money
moribiipʋlancowries
motocfpupun(Eng.) motorcycle (also pupu)
mɔlvto pick up, findMɩ dɩa mɔl moribiee.Yesterday I found some money.
-mɔlɩɩrtsfxcheap, easy, commonkʋmɔlɩɩcommon or cheap thingpɩɩmɔlɩɩcheap yam