Vernacular - English


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wasɛv1to equip, decorate, furnishMɩ jaŋ wasɛ mɩ dɩa.I will furnish my house.2to repairMɩ jaŋ wasɛ mɩ tɩɛla.I am going to have my sewing machine repaired.3to put properlyKɛŋ teibilba la wasa bil.Put the tables right.4to do sth. againWasa dɩɩsɛ ŋ pɩaa.Count your yams again.5to do wellƲ wasa nɛ ʋ sɩ kɛŋ bile mʋ asibiti.She did well to take the child to hospital.6to suck breastBile wasɛ yɩlɩŋ.The child sucked (his mother's) breast.7to bakeƲʋ wasɛ boroboro nɛ.He is baking bread.8to roastLaa nammɩa kaa mʋ wasɛ.Take the meat and roast it.
wawɛɩcfkpeyenleopard1.6.1.1Mammal
weivto be aliveMɩ naaŋ bɩ sʋba, ʋ weye nɛ.My mother is not dead, she is alive.5.9Live, stay
werigivto be wild, dangerousNambagɩla chɛ ʋ yuo bagɩla, dɩ bagɩla werige.The hunter aimed at the antelope, but it run wild.4.3Behavior
wɛmborurothief, robber
wɛnchemenceremony on a road when a woman is pregnant for the first time
wɛnɩŋcfwombiiŋnway, path6.5.4.1Road
wɛyɛn(Eng.) wire1.2.2.3Metal{Eng}
wielenage-mate2Person
wiemenduiker1.6.1.1Mammal
wienivto warm oneself (in the sun or by fire)Ba hɔnɔ wieni nyiniŋ.They sat and warmed themselves by the fire.5.5Fire
wieriv1to harden a metalBa wieri hɔɔ la nɛ.The metal has been hardened.1.2.2.3Metal2to fortify with jujuBa wieru nɛ, ŋɩɩ nɛ tɩɩ sɩa bɩ ʋ lɛ ka dii.They have fortified him with juju, that is why a cutlass cannot inflict a wound on him.
wiesebreath, respiration
wiesiv1to breatheBile fá lɔl nɛ a wiesee puri.The child run and got tired and was gasping.1.4Living things2to rest, have a holidayMɩɩ wiesi nɛ.I am resting. I am on holiday.3be safe from (worry, trouble)Ŋ nɛ fá mʋ gɩrɩŋ, ŋɩɩ nɛ ŋ jaŋ wiesi porisiba nɩsɩŋ lɛ.If you run away from home, you will be safe from the police.
wiesimʋacomma
WɩanGod4.9.1God
wɩansun1.1.1Sun
Wɩa jaŋnheaven4.9.6Heaven, hell
wɩa neniiŋnthe finger next to the thumb2.1.3.3Finger, toe
Wɩa wʋlaabʋllanprophet4.9.4.6Prophecy