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simenbasket5.1Household equipment
simintin(Eng.) cement
sinseŋena kind of drum4.2.3.5Musical instrument
sinsigecfdindigiliŋn1hiccups2.5Health2a weed1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
sinsinniŋncarelessness, negligence
sinsuoŋnkind of bean5.2Food
sinsʋaranbasket weaver2Person
siŋvto be bereaved, become an orphanŊ nyɩmma sʋba, ŋ jaŋ siŋ.If your father dies, you will be an orphan.
siriadjready, preparedƲ ŋaa siri nɛ dʋʋ chɛ tɩntɩŋŋaa.He is available for employment.
siyeuucffʋɩɩkurumsɔmsurumadjvery quietJaŋ kala ŋaa siyeuu nɛ.The whole village is very quiet.
ptcwhich, who, whose, that, used to mark a relative clause.Joŋ kʋ la sɩ cheye pɩmɛ.Give me the thing that is spoiled.
sɩ́ptcdo not! (used for neg. command)Sɩ́ dɩa mʋ.Do not go home.Pɔ dʋʋ sɩ́ kɔ.Make sure he does not come.
sɩ̀ (only used in past form)vto sayƲ sɩ ŋmaŋŋaa dii ʋ jisiiŋ nɛ.He said the monkeys had eaten his groundnut.
sɩ̀an1knife6.7Tool2chronic bronchitis
sɩaan.plface, eyes
sɩadanwitness4.7.5.5Witness, testify
sɩbʋrʋŋnlocal yeast (dried pito-foam)