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-dsfxvariant of applicative verb stem suffix (extension)Cf.-e1
dásɔ̄dásɔ̄Pidgin Englishadv.degonly, justAbágé me dásɔ̄ eʼkə́lé éʼbɛ áyə̄le nsɔn ḿme ḿbɛ́llɛ́ mə́.He gave me only two thousand francs for the work which I did for him.
de-pfxwe; verb prefix for first person plural inclusiveCf.sê-
amof; associative marker following nouns of classes 5 and 13See:é1
-déNeg.eésaáeésɛ́Perf.adíívto be; is, am, are; defective verb, has no full paradigm á ndáb.We are in the house.Cf.abɛ́âbɛ́debɛ́edɛ́mo
~demthat, those; distal demonstrative pronoun, follows nouns of classes 5 and 13abii dê,that colanut.See:chê
debɛ́dèbɛ́n5existence, beingǍbɛ́ ádi debɛ́.He will be different from others (his own kind).Cf.abɛ́âbɛ́-déedɛ́mo
debóŋgédèbóŋgén5careÉchê kán é bǎn éekudaá debóŋgé á bwâm.These kinds of children do not get good care.
debɔtɛ (píí)dèbɔ̀tɛ̀ (píː)nGaboon viper
debyɛ́ɛ́dèbjɛ́ːDualadibíɛ́n51knowledge, wisdom, intelligence2cleverness3senseAwóó debyɛ́ɛ́.He is intelligent.Cf.eʼbíi
dědɛdědɛ̀~demthat particular, those particular; anaphoric demonstrative pronoun, follows nouns of classes 5 and 13See:chědɛ
DéébəlɛDéːbə̀lɛ̀Englishn.prDevil
dekáledèkálèVar.dekáloDualadikáloproclamationn5order, decree, announcement
dekalengɔmɛdèkàlèŋgɔ̀mɛ̀n1so-and-so (when not wishing to specify the exact name)Akií wê mod dekaleŋgɔmɛ.He went to so-and-soʼs house.Cf.âkalâkantɛn
dekálodèkálòVar.ofdekále
dékɔ̄ɔ̄lēdékɔ̄ɔ̄lēadjnew (for nouns of classes 5 and 13)See:-ekɔ́ɔ́lé1
démpēedémpēèadjother (for nouns of classes 5,13)See:-mpée
demutedèmùtèDualadimutin5crowd
déndén~demthis, these; proximal demonstrative pronoun, follows nouns of classes 5 and 13See:chén
děnděnemph.demitself; emphatic pronoun (for nouns of classes 5 and 13)bɔɔb děn,right now.See:chěn
déʼsódéʔsóadjfirst (for nouns of classes 5,13)See:-ʼsó
dɛ-pfxverb prefix indicating injunction or permissionákɛ̌,he should not go.
dɛ̂-pfxverb prefix indicating prior actionadɛ̂kɛ̌,before he went.
də́də́proit, they, them, pronoun for nouns of classes 5 and 13
də́ə1də̂ːit, they; emphatic pronoun for nouns of classes 5 and 13