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yóhónfuneral2.6.6.3Funeral
yòhónpatridge1.6.1.2Bird
yómònslave4.5.4.4Slave
yomuŋn1juice5.2.3.1.2Food from fruit2meat broth, gravy5.2.3.2.1Meat
yonaamɩŋnsecond day of a funeral2.6.6.3Funeral
yorototoadjvery cleanTʋʋŋ ŋaa yorototo.Honey is very clean.5.6.1Clean, dirty
yotɩndaaranfuneral messenger2.6.6.3Funeral
yowuoluŋnfirst day of a funeral2.6.6.3Funeral
yɔbɔn1marketDɩ ŋ mʋ yɔbɔ, kɛŋ yɔbɔ bie kaa kɔ.If you go to the market, bring me sth. nice.6.9.3Marketing2market-week (6 days)Yɔɔsʋŋ balɩa pɛgɛ mɩ jaŋ mʋ Tamalɩ.Two weeks time I will go to Tamale.8.4.1Period of time
yɔbɔ chɛɛŋnmarket day6.9.3Marketing
yɔɔvto buyMá mʋ yɔɔ pɩaa.Go and buy some yams.6.8.4.1Buy
yɔɔdiirentrader6.9.3Marketing
yɔrɩmɛv1to break apart, fall apartƲ vɔɔ daasɩŋ, ba yɔrɩmɛ.He tied the sticks together, but they fell apart.2to loose weightƲ yɔrɩmɔ.He lost weight.2.5Health2.5.1Sick
yɔrɩsɛvbreak into piecesKɛŋ kuosiela yɔrɩsɛ.Break the bean cake into pieces.
yugulivto have fresh leaves (e.g tree)Tɩa la yugulo nɛ.The tree has fresh leaves.1.5Plant
yuŋvto be heavyHaal la yuŋie nɛ woruŋ.The woman is very heavy.7.5.9.1Load, pile
yuŋuŋn1weight2value3quantity
yúóv1to roof (mud roof)Má yuo dɩa la.Roof the houe with mud.6.5.1.1House2to throw, shootHambiisiŋ ka yuo tabɩaa.The children are throwing stones.7.3.1.1Throw3to fightLa jaŋ yuo dɔŋɔ.We will fight one another.4.8.2Fight4to gush outChalɩŋ yuo.Blood gushed out.5to spin, weaveƲ yuo gɛrɩŋmɛnɩŋ.He spun cotton.6.6.1.4Weaving cloth
yuo ŋmɛŋcfdaasɩɩgʋidcommit suicideƲ yuo ŋmɛnɩŋ/daasɩɩgʋ.He committed suicide.
yuo...puriv phroff target or misfireNambagɩla yuo suuŋ puri.The hunter aimed at the guinea fowl and missed it.
yuodiinvictory
yuodiirevictor
yuoriv1to fall, scatter, to shedTɩa la pɩpaarɩŋ yuoro nɛ.The tree shed its leaves.1.5.1Tree2to disappearBile sɛŋkpɛnɛɛ yuoro.The child's rash cleared up.3to give up, abandonNɩaa fa yʋga a mʋmʋ chɛɛchɩ, ama lɛɛlɛ ba kala yuoro nɛ.Many people used to go to church, but they have given it up.
-yuorortsfx1sb. who shoots a gun or bowtoyuoroarcher4.8.3.7Weapon, shoot2gambler, player of a gamekpɛyuorogambler4.2.6.1Game3spinner, weaverkuŋkunyuorocotton-spinner6.6.1.4Weaving cloth