Akoose–English Dictionary


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bɔ̌lebɔ̌lèPl.mɔ̌lemyɔ̌len14/6canoeAkɛɛné bɔ̌le á edíb-se.He went on the river in a canoe.páá e bɔ̌lepáː è bɔ̌lèpáá é bɔ̌len9/10paddle (of canoe)
bɔmbébɔ̀mbén14sugarBɔmbé éʼmáá á dyɔn.There is no more sugar in the market.epɛd é bɔmbéèpɛ̀ɾ é bɔ̀mbéeʼpɛd é bɔmbén7/8sugar cube
bɔɔbbɔ̀ːp̚adv.tnowCf.bɔɔpəə́eʼbɔɔbèʔbɔ̀ːp̚n14now, nowadaysAtóg ádé póndé e eʼbɔɔb.There is poverty nowadays.
bɔɔ́bbɔ̌ːp̚Dial.var.bɔɔ́dadv.tlong agoeʼbɔɔ́bèʔbɔ̌ːp̚Dial.var.eʼbɔɔ́dn14long agoPóndé e eʼbɔɔ́b embǒŋ tóma chii.Days gone by were better than today.
bɔɔb-pɔɔ́bɔ̀ːbpɔ̌ːSp.var.ofbɔɔpəə́
bɔɔ́dDial.var.ofbɔɔ́b
bɔ́ɔlbɔ̂ːlbɔ́ɔlEnglishn9/10ball
bɔɔ́mmbɔ̌ːmmideoquietnessHɛ̂ bad békúdné bɔɔ́mm.Then the people crouched down quietly.
bɔɔpəə́bɔ̀ːpə̌ːconjnow then, combination of bɔɔb plus the developmental marker -ʼəə́ used to introduce a new stage of an episodeCf.bɔɔb
brɛ̂dbrɛ̂t̚mebrɛ̂dEnglishn14/6bread
brubbrùp̚ideosound of falling
bun141plenty2well-being3hopeNdyééd éesaá bu sú ne.Food is scarce this day.Eewógɛ́ɛ́ bu.He is seriously ill.Bu béesaá ne mə́.He has no hope.
búlébúlbúlébúlideostubborn behaviourSyn.búrú buru
búmə̄búmə̄prothe two of them, dual pronoun involving two third persons
bunbùnn9family, used for humans and animalsBun e menɔn bénwoŋ mbom.The family of birds had a meeting.Hɛ̂ bun e nyam ésyə̄l épédé á mbom.Then all the animals came to a meeting.
buŋguduŋgudubùŋgùdùŋgùdùideosound of falling treeBúum éʼkwédé buŋguduŋgudu.The Buma tree fell down, bumm.
búrú burubúrú bùrùideostubborn behaviourAbɛle mekan búrú buru, eebágtɛɛ́.Syn.búlébúl
búumbûːmPl.múumn14/6silk cotton tree, buma tree, cotton treeCeiba pentandraBúum éʼkwédé á nzii-te.A Buma tree fell across the road.
buuubùːùideonoise of something collapsing
bw-pfxnoun prefix for class 14, preceding vowel initial stemsbwɛl,tree.
bwâambwǎàmDualabwǎm̀adv.m1well2goodBébɛ́nlé me bwâam tómtɛ́né nchii.They surpassed themselves in doing good to me.
bwǎlbwǎln14trough (for making palm oil)Bedúne mbíí á bwǎl.They crush palm nuts in a trough.
bwǎlebwǎlèn14lazinessAdé bwǎle âbɛl dé nsɔ́n.He is lazy in doing his work.Bwǎle éʼdíi nkole mé mbéb.Laziness is a bad disease.