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teŋkarɩmɩŋnprimer, syllabus, reading book
terikeadv.verticalJoŋ daa la pɛ terike.Peg the stick vertically.7.1.1Stand
terikivto be stiffSʋʋ la terike nɛ.The dead body is stiff.2.5Health2.5.1Sick
tɛfɩaŋnroyal antelope1.6.1.1Mammal
tɛgɛɛ/tɛsɛɛ1temprecentlyHaalaa balɩa nɛ duo deeŋ tɛgɛɛ /tɛsɛɛ sʋba.Two women have recently died.8.4Time2adv.near (a place)Mʋ chɩŋ tɛsɛɛ, sɩ́ dɩbolii mʋ.Stand around, don't go far.
tɛmpɛmbelena talking drum (small one on the left)4.2.3.5Musical instrument
tɛmpɛnnɛntalking drum4.2.3.5Musical instrument
tɛmpɛnnɩɩŋna talking drum (big one on the right)4.2.3.5Musical instrument
tɛmpɛnyɩɩlɩŋndance to the talking drum4.2.3Music
tɛmpɛnyɩrɩŋndrum-name4.2.3Music
tɛŋɛcfwʋtɩtɩɩntruth
tɛ̀rɛ̀v1to be stubborn, troublesomeBile tɛrɛ, ʋ pɔ dɩ ʋ naaŋ sɩ́ tɩntɩmɩɩ tɩŋ nɛ.The child is troublesome and does not let his mother do any work.2to be wicked, cruel.Kerichi la tɛrɛ, ʋʋ dɔgɩsɛ hambiisiŋ.The teacher is cruel in the way he is punishing the the children.
tɛrɛbʋln(Eng) telephone, mobile phone3.5.9.2Telephone
tɛsɛ1vincapableƲ tɛsɛ doluŋ lɛ.He has no strength.2adjto be weak (in doing sth.)Ʋ tɛsɛ nɛ woruŋ pɛrɩŋ lɛ.He is very weak in farming.
tɛtɛcfkuri kurilagɩ lagɩadv.quickly, frequently, oftenƲʋ mʋ ʋ nandɔŋɔ dɩa tɛtɛ nɛ.He often goes to his friend's house.
tɛyɛncatapult
tɛyɛdaaŋncatapult fork stake
tiebiiŋcftoŋgolumuŋnmud block, brick7.3.6.2Block, dam up
tiebiipɛɛsɩrɛnbrick moulder7.3.4.5Actions of the hand
tiesivto hatch outJimii la tiese nɛ.The chick has hatched out.1.6.3Animal life cycle
tigimeemadj/advvery darkLeriŋ kala ŋaa tegimeem nɛ.The place is very dark.8.3.3.2Dark
tigisivto trample onƲ joŋ gɛrɩŋ bil tinteeŋ nɛ nɩaa tigisi ʋ kala.She put her clothe on the ground and people trampled on it.
tii1n(Eng.) tea, coffee5.2Food{Eng}
tii2vto sweepMá tii dɩa.Sweep the room.