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nɩdʋʋrabaarɩŋnwanderer, nomad2Person
nɩɛra, nɩɛrɩmanmother's brother (or his child) or people from mother's village4.1.9Kinship
nɩɛrɛ1vto bendKɛŋ daa la nɩɛrɛ.Bend the wood.
nɩɛrɛ2vto lift a load to the head by yourselfJoŋ lɩɩŋ arɩ bokiti la nɩɛrɛ.Lift the bucket of water by yourself.
nɩɛsɛvresemblePirisi la nɩɛsɛ dɔŋɔ nɛ.The hoes resemble each other.
nɩgɛvlose appetiteMiiri la nɩgɛmɛ nɛ.I lose appetite for the rice.
nɩgɩlɛvto have dysenteryƲʋ nɩgɩlɛ nɛ.She has dysentery.2.5Health2.5.1Sick
nɩhɩaŋnelder2Person
-nɩhɩaŋnsfxold personhanɩhɩaŋold woman2Person
nɩ́ɩ1interr.Where?Nɩɩ nɛ ʋ hɛ?Where is he?
nɩ́ɩ2ptcparticle used to mark continuous in affirmationƲ nɩɩ kɔ.He is coming.
nɩ̀ɩv1to hearBɩra bʋl, mɩ bɩ nɩa.Say it again, I did not hear you.2.3.2Hear2to understand, comprehendƲ bɩ Ɩsaalɩŋ nɩɩ.He does not understand Sisaali.3to rainDuonuŋ nɩa.It rained.4to be enoughYɩsɩŋ bɩ dɩsɩla nɩa.There is not enough salt in the soup.
nɩɩ sɩmaidenjoy
nɩɩganɩɩgan(Hs.) grinding mill6.7.9Machine
-nɩɩŋrtsfxfemale (non-human)jinɩɩŋhen (laying eggs)
nɩkeretaalɩŋnostracism2Person
nɩkpʋʋranmurderer2Person
nɩmagɩl1famous person2eminent person3important person
nɩmɛlocthere, that placeƲ hɛ nɩmɛ.It is there.
nɩnyɩlɩŋnimportant person2Person
nɩpɩrɩsɩŋnsarcasm
nɩpɩrɩtɩɩnansarcastic person2Person
nɩsɩŋn1hand, armƲ paa ʋ nɩsaa chʋŋ ʋ nyuŋ lɛ.He put his hands on his head (in order to express sorrow).2.1Body2musical style
nɩsɩŋ duomoida thief