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pajʋʋncommunal farm service2Person
pal paladv.very shinySɛlɩmɛ ka tʋl nɛ palpal.Gold sparkles a lot.
palahanlast weedingLaa mʋ la lɛ palaha nɛ.We are going to do earthing-up.
palɩŋcflɛbɩŋnshed
panyɩlɩŋna used up hoe blade
paŋɩŋnmolar (tooth)2.1Body
papadv.completely, exactlyƲ kpʋ ba kala pap.He killed them all.
papapacfpaaaadv.(Twi) very muchƲ zɔmɔ papapapa.It is very good.
papatunlong flint gun
paratatacffagɛ fagɛwananaadj/adv1very whitePiesi la pʋlla nɛ paratata.The sheep is very white.2very brightChɛnwʋlaa kala ŋaa nɛ paratata.The stars are very bright.
parɩ parɩadv.doing sth very fastƲ niiŋ lɩma parɩ parɩ.He talks very fast.
parɩgaadv.unexpectedlyMɩ sɩɛra tel nɛ, parɩga.I slipped and fell unexpectedly.
parɩkpʋrʋŋnmound for planting millet
parɩmɛvharassSɩ́ ʋ parɩmʋ, leŋ ʋ fɩɛlɛ ʋ yaraa a ŋaa.Don't harass him, let him take his time and do it.
parɩsɛvto compel
patasɩn(Twi) locally brewed gin
patɩcfasee!wuooexcloh! (excl. of astonishment)Patɩ, wʋtɩtɩɩ?Oh, really?
patɩɩsaŋn(Eng.) curtain
peelivto beat (very hard, cf. ŋmoo )Ʋ peeli sonyuŋ a kpʋ.He battered the big rat to death.
peeliŋnhill, mountain
pegiliŋntype of grass1.5Plant
peliŋn1wind, breeze1.1.3.1Wind2air
pelivinvilimiŋndust-devil, whirlwind
pempuruŋnforeskin2.1Body