Vernacular - English
yaa please Yaa jʋʋ ŋaa lɩɩŋ kɔ. Please, go and get some water.
yaaŋ cf yíe habitually Ma yaaŋ sɩ́ daha jʋʋ. Do not keep coming here. 4.3 Behavior
yàarà to be good, better Ba nɛ fa yaara joŋ nʋʋ la a yallɛ ʋ nɛ kpɩa. They would have done better to sell the oil. 18.104.22.168 Better
yàarɛ̀ to be dull, stupid, silly Bile yaara nɛ. The child is silly. 22.214.171.124 Stupid
-yaarɩŋ dull, stupid, foolish, silly pieyaaraa stupid sheep 126.96.36.199 Stupid
-yaayaa cf -fuolo -pɛɩ useless, worthless, poor quality gɛrɩyaayaa shirt of poor quality 188.8.131.52.2 Useless
yagɛ 1 to throw and hit, splash out sth. and hit Ʋ yagɛmɛ arɩ tabɩɩŋ. He stoned me. 184.108.40.206 Throw 2 to play a finger bell Ʋ yagɛ kpala. He played a finger bell. 3 to lock a door Ŋ yagɛ mɩ boiŋ niiŋ nɛɛ? Did you lock my door? 4 to have sex Nʋʋ haal nɛ ʋ yagɛ ba kɛŋ. He played sex with somebobdy's wife and they caught him. id. Wulumuŋ yaga nɛ. It is hot season. yagɩsɛ to get fewer Piedaara bɩ piesee ka beŋ woruŋ, ŋɩɩ nɛ tɩɩ ba kala yagɩsɛ. The shepherd is not taking good care of the sheep, that is why there are only a few left.
yala cf tulo wrong side, wrong way Sɩ́ kɛŋ gɛrɩ la pilimi yala. Do not wear your cloth inside out. 220.127.116.11.1 Wrong, unsuitable
yalɩbɛ to be diseased Tɩa la yalɩba nɛ. The tree is diseased. 2.5 Health
yalɩŋ sale, selling price 18.104.22.168 Price
yallɛ 1 to sell Mɩ jaŋ yallɛ nammɩa. I am going to sell meat. 22.214.171.124 Sell 2 to betray Ʋ jommi yallɛ nɛ. He betrayed me. 126.96.36.199 Betray
yaŋ cf baga gɩrɩŋ 1 grass, hay 1.5.3 Grass, herb, vine 2 bush, backwoods, field, yam field Ba kiri gaara, ʋ fá jʋʋ yaŋ tʋɔŋ. They chased a thief and he ran into the bush. 6.2.9 Farmland
yaraa body Ʋ yaraa ka tɩsɛ nɛ. His body is itching. 2.1 Body
yarɩda 1 (Hs.) agreement 188.8.131.52 Confident 2 confidence 3 faith, belief