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yarɩlɩŋŋaanailment, disease, physical ailment2.5Health2Person
yarɩwɩɩŋnlaziness6.1.2.4.2Lazy
yawɩɩlɩŋn1sickness2.5Health2injury2.5Health2Person
yegilivto rinseJoŋ gbaŋa la yegili.Rinse that bowl.1.3Water
yelcfbunsichiesichɩɩrɛv1to cry, weep, wail, to raise an alarmŊ ŋmoo bile, ʋ jaŋ yel.If you beat the child, he will cry.Ba dɩa yele yoho lɛ.They lamented at the funeral yesterday.3.5.6.5Cry, tear2to fermentSɩnɩŋ yele.The pito is fermented.
yellicfpɛ́llɛ́vto lean againstChɩna yelli tɩa la.Stand up and lean against that tree.7.1.6Lean
yeŋŋicfperigiv1to make a mistakeMɩ yeŋŋe.I made a mistake.4.3.6.4Mistake2to go astrayƲ yeŋŋi wombiiŋ.He lost the way.
yɛ́rɛ́v1to break, split, smash sth.Yɛrɛ daala pɩmɛ.Split the wood for me.7.8.1Break2to be crackedMɩ niipiniŋ yɛrɛ nɛ.My lip is cracked.
yɛ̀rɛ̀vsewƲ yɛrɛ gɛrɩŋ.He sewed a dress.
yiv1to reach, arriveMa yi Tumu nɛɛ?Have you arrived in Tumu?2to be aboutƲ yi jɩsɩŋ fii.She is about 10 years old.
yibiiniŋnrainy season8.4.1.5Season
yieptconly, just, recentlyƲ yie kɔ, dɩ ʋ nyɩmma sʋba.He just arrived when his father had died.
yíecfyaaŋptcrepeatedly, habitually, alwaysU yie kɔ taŋ kʋbala. He used to go to a certain town.
yìepron. emph.used to give contrastive emphasis on the preceding wordƲ yie bɩ kɔ, ʋ ŋaana nɩɩ kɔ.He himself did not come, but his younger brother did.
yiegivto faintDɩ ba nɛ bɩ kʋdiilee die, ba jaŋ mʋ yiegi wɛnɩŋ lɛ.If they do not eat, they will faint on the way.2.2Body functions
yienicfjɛrɛvto spread out to dryChagɛ gɛrɩŋ a yieni.Wring the cloth and spread it out to dry.
yieriv1to come out (stars)Chɛnwʋlaa kala yiere nɛ jɩnɩŋ.All the stars are clearly to be seen today.2.3.1.5.1Appear2germinate (groundnuts, beans)Jisii la kala yiere nɛ.The groundnut have all germinated.
yigivto pushYigi luori.Push the car.7.3.2.9Push
yikoriŋmʋlʋŋnthe throat tract2.1Body
yikoron1throat2.1Body2voice, language, dialect
-yiri1adjsfxkind, type of sth.tɩɩyiribavarious kinds of trees2rtsfxtribenɩyiriba, tribes of people2Person
yisoluŋna kind of shrub1.5.1Tree
vto knock, bump againstŊ yɩmɩ nɛ.You bumped into me.
yɩ̀av1to hand or pass overBa joŋ sʋʋ la yɩa kalɩbaa.They handed the corpse over to the Sextons.Joŋ boribiiŋ yɩa.Give me the key.2to turn one's back toHɔnɔ chaasɛmɛ, sɩ́ harɩŋ joŋo yɩa.Sit and face me, don't turn your back to me.