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-sɔmrtsfxquietnɩsɔma quiet person4.3Behavior
sɔm sɔmadv.slowly, gentlyFɩɛla vɛŋ sɔm sɔm.Walk slowly and carefully.4.3Behavior
sɔmbɛɛrɛnmaker of the cradle
sɔmʋŋ/samɩŋnporcupine1.6.1.1Mammal
sɔnsɔŋkpʋtɩan(Lat.) fiauleprieuri, tree parasite1.5.1Tree
sɔŋvwash, wipe (hands, feet or face)Sɔŋ nɩsaa!Wash your hands!
sɔŋmɛrɛna thorny plant which creeps on the ground1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
sɔŋɔncradle for carrying wood on the head6.7.3Carrying tool
sɔɔn(Eng.) saw
sɔɔŋn1thorn, gen. term1.5.5Parts of a plant2tree1.5.1Tree3a herb1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
sɔpʋlana kind of thorny tree1.5.1Tree
sɔrʋŋna frog1.6.1.4Amphibian
suv1to fill, be fullŊaa lɩɩŋ su bogiti la.Fill the bucket with water.2to soilƲ bɩsɛ lɩɩŋ su dɩa tinteeŋ kala.He poured water all over the floor.
sugicfgɩrɛv1to block, close upJoŋ tiebiee sugo tɔ tokoro la.Block up the window.2to be bushy, luxuriantƲ tɔŋŋɔɔ kala nɛ sugo.He has a bushy beard.
sugilivto put on top of each otherJoŋ pupoye la sugili dɔŋɔ lɛ.Put the pots on top of each other.
summivto be poorDɩ moribiee tuo ŋ jaŋ summi.If you have no money you are poor.8.1.7.2Lack
summuna poor person, pauper
sumpuruŋnhusk of dawa-dawa fruit
sumunuŋn1yellow powder of the dawa-dawa pod5.2.3.1.2Food from fruit2yellow
sunnuŋnpoverty8.1.7.2Lack
suolivto perspire, sweatNa la sɩ hɔŋ dɩa la lɛ a susuoli ŋɩɩ.See how we are sitting in the house and are sweating.2.2Body functions
suoluŋn1perspiration, sweatSuoluŋ jʋʋ mɩ sɩɩŋ..Sweat has entered my eye.2.2Body functions2toilƲ suoluŋ nɛ ŋɩɩ.He got this from his toil.
suombɩrɩmɩŋna kind of tree1.5.1Tree
suomicfbugumibumopúllívto start, beginBɩra suomi!Continue/restart!