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tɩɛlan1(Eng.) tailor2Person2sewing machine6.7.9Machine{Eng}
tɩɛnɛvto straighten, stretch outKɛŋ ŋmɛnɩŋ kaa lɛrɛ dʋʋ tɩɛnɛ.Pull the rope so that it is straight.
tɩɛrɛto remove firewood from fireMʋ tɩɛrɛ daasɩla dɩ ba sɩ dii ta.Remove the pieces of firewood from the fire so that they will not burn out.
tɩgɛcfkorimivhold sth. tightTɩgɛ bogiti la dɩ ʋ sɩ́ tel.Hold the bucket tight so that it does not fall.
tɩgɛ ... niiŋ lɛidto be amazed, dumbfoundedƲ tɩgɛ ʋ niiŋ lɛHe was amazed.
tɩgɩgɩadv.to do sth. continuously for a long timeLa tɩma nɛ tɩgɩgɩ wɩa tuu jʋʋ.We worked continuously till sun set.
tɩɩv1to own, be responsible forƲ nɛ tɩɩ dɩa la.He owns that house.2to be characterised byTɔbɔ la jaŋ tɩɩ dɩ ba jɩŋ arɩ tolo nɛ ŋ chɩchɛ.The (gift of) tobacco will let them know that you want (to marry) their daughter.3to cause, becauseMɩ haala nɛ tɩɩ mɩ bɩ tɩntɩŋŋaa mʋa.It is because of my wife that I did not go to work.
tɩɩbɛ1nclimbers, vines1.5.2Bush, shrub
tɩɩbɛ2vto treat sicknessBaal la sɩ ʋ jaŋ wuo tɩɩbɛ nyanyalɩɩ la.The man said he would be able to treat the sickness.
tɩɩchigiŋnforest1.2.1.6Forest, grassland, desert
tɩɩchoŋndormouse1.6.1.9Small animals
tɩɩdaasɩɩgʋnmedical wood, trees rubbing against each other1.5.5Parts of a plant
tɩɩgɛcfdɩsɛvto rub out, to wipe outTɩɩgɛ kɩalɩŋ ŋ sɩ ŋmʋnsa.Rub out what you have written.
tɩɩkokongrey woodpecker1.6.1.2Bird
tɩɩkukolngrey plantain-eater (a bird)1.6.1.2Bird
tɩɩlugunuŋnjungle, forest area1.2.1.6Forest, grassland, desert
tɩɩluguŋnbig tree with many branches and leaves1.5.1Tree
tɩɩna1nowner, masterTinteeŋ tɩɩnaLand owner.2Person2nperson responsible for, concerned withKʋbɛɛ nɛ tɩɩna sɩ maga ʋ bʋl wɩɩla pɩ nɩaa.Who is the person responsible for telling people the message?3n.plinhabitants ofTafɩasɩ tɩŋŋaa.People from Tafiasi.
tɩɩnaagɩraa/tɩɩnaagɩrɩsɩŋntangled or matted roots1.5.1Tree
tɩɩnaalunonroot of a tree1.5.1Tree
tɩɩnaapoluŋnroot of tree1.5.1Tree
tɩɩnɛnɩŋnfruit of tree1.5.1Tree
tɩɩpoinred ants which live in the mango tree1.6.1.7Insect