Akoose–English Dictionary


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bə́1bə́prothey, them, it, pronoun for nouns of classes 2,8,14 and 19
bə́2bə́1conjand2withBə́ ane mwǎn bénkɛ̌.He and the child went. / He went with the child.
bə̌Pl.ofchə̌
bə́běnbə́běnemph.demthemselves; emphatic pronoun (for nouns of class 2)
bə̂bídɛ́ɛ́bə̂bídɛ́ːn1beloved sister (used by woman)Awêm bə̂bídɛ́ɛ́ ěesaá á ndáb.My relative is not in the house.
bə́əbə̂ːprothey; emphatic pronoun for third person plural (class 2) and classes 8, 14 and 19
bə́ə̄bə᷇ːprothey and them, 3rd singular and 3rd plural
bə́əbebə̂ːbèprothey together with
bə́lébə́bə́lébə́n2kind of danceSyn.bə́lɛ́ɛ́
bə́lɛ́ɛ́bə́lɛ́ːn1kind of dance (of children in moonlight)Bad béságe bə́lɛ́ɛ́.People are dancing the bélə́ə́ dance.Syn.bə́lébə́
bə́ŋgɛ́lɛ́ʼ bəŋgɛlɛʼbə́ŋgɛ́lɛ́ʔ bə̀ŋgɛ̀lɛ̀ʔideosound of rattlesAkag bə́ŋgɛ́lɛ́ʼ bəŋgɛlɛʼ.He goes wearing rattles.Cf.abə́ŋgɛ́lmebə́ŋgɛ́l
biíbbǐːp̚quantvery many
bǐnbǐnn141day2weatherBǐn éʼhínɛ́.The day is dark.Bǐn éʼkag ngə́ŋ e saámbɛ́.It is getting towards seven oʼclock.Syn.epun 1mbwɛ1nsáa ḿ bǐnǹsâː ḿ bǐnn3day breakNsáa ḿ bǐn tɛ́ akag á dyɔn.Every day break he goes to the market.
bínííbíníː~demthat over there, those over there; far distal demonstrative pronoun, follows nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19bad bíníí,those people.See:chíníí
blɔ̂gblɔ̂k̚meblɔ̂gEnglishblockn14/61brick2blockAbɛle me blɔ̂g.He makes blocks for me.
blúublûːEnglishn14blue for washing clothes
boŋbòŋ1conjthen2but3beforeSébé ésíi mbɔ́té, boŋ éwope mbeé.First iron the shirt and then wash the dishes.Cf.baŋ
bǒŋbǒŋn14brainNgáne átómé akəgsɛn, awóó bǒŋ.Since he passed the exam, he is clever.... has brain
bóŋgólóŋbóŋgólóŋideosound of falling tree or personAhúné bóŋgólóŋ.He fell down, bumm.Hɛ̂ búum éʼkwédé bóŋgólóŋ.Then the Buma tree fell down, bumm.
boŋkɛ̂nbòŋkɛ̂n1conjthen2beforeChe énkə̌ŋ bonkɛ̂n éwané nzum?Why do you fight?
bootyabɤ̀ːtjàprepstarting from; beginning with; fromBootya enén póndé meenyénɛ́ɛ́ wɛ.From that time on I never saw you.
booybòːjideodescriptive of wafting...mwǎ elod a bwâm ásúɛ́ wɛ booy....a good smell reaches you.
borororobòròròròideosound of rumbling stomach
bɔ́b ?bɔ́b ?partnegative imperative, donʼt
bɔbébɔ̀bébɔbén1kind of strong ropeBɔbé bélôŋne mə́ andaŋ.They use bɔbé to make him a big basket.Bétádne bɔbé eʼkɛ́.They tie the fence with bɔbé.2vineFicus cordata