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nɩsɩŋ sɩɩŋnhandful
nɩsʋrʋŋnrubbish
nɩsʋʋŋncorpse (c.f. kʋsʋʋŋ)2Person
nɩwaafalɩŋnadolescent, teenager2Person
nɩwaalɩŋnadult2Person
nɩwaayiiliŋngiant2Person
nlacfŋɩɩdem1thisPɩɩŋ nɛ nla.This is a yam.2thus, like thatBɛɛ nɛ tɩɩ ŋ ŋaa nla?Why did you act like that?
nnapron. emph.you (sg. emph. form of ŋ)
nɔgɛvto carry on one's hip or under one's armHaal la nɔgɛ ʋ bie.The woman carried her child on her hip.
nɔmbiiŋnupper grindstone1.2.2.2Rock
nɔmbuuŋna place built to contain flour when it has been ground
-nɔmmʋŋnumsfxfifth, fifth timegɛrɩnɔmmʋŋthe fifth cloth8.1.1.3Number of times
nɔmʋŋnlower grindstone1.2.2.2Rock
nɔnjeeŋna place where a small grinding stone is fixed
nɔŋ1v1to grindƲ mʋ nɔŋ mɩaa.He/she went to grind millet.7.7.6Grind2to iron (clothes)Ʋ nɔŋ gɛnnɩŋ.He ironed clothes.
nɔŋ2cfbanɔŋnumfive (when counting) cf. banɔŋ
nɔŋkpaalɩŋnflat stone for grinding
nɔrʋŋnearly millet1.5Plant
nuhuobiine/nuhuobiiŋcfnɩ-nhuman being, person (also nɩ- nɩa, nuhuobiine)2Person
nuhuobiinsagantreacherous or dangerous person2Person
nuhuobiinsaŋkaranperson who destroys others2Person
nʋga nʋgacflʋga lʋgalʋgʋgʋlʋŋa lʋŋaadv.softMunuŋ ŋaa nʋga nʋga nɛ.The flour is soft (finely ground).8.3.2.1Smooth
nʋgɛvto move away a little
nʋgʋgʋadv.very smoothMunuŋ ŋaa nʋgʋgʋ nɛ.Flour is very smooth.8.3.2.1Smooth
nʋgʋŋnsoft inner part (e.g. pulp of banana, marrow of bone)