Akoose–English Dictionary


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kúb e ngɛ̂nkúb è ŋgɛ̂nkúb é ngɛ̂nn9/10domestic chicken
kuchákùtʃákucháDuala ?kuchan9/10spongeCf.kusá
kudkùt̚kudn9/10African grey parrotPoicephalus senegalensisKud ekɔbné nsəl.The parrot has a bent beak.
kudechádekùdètʃádènkind of oath
kúdudukúdùdùideosound of runningHɛ̂ bésɛ́lé mehélé kúdudu.Then they began to run fast.
kulkùlDial.var.ofkol
kûlkûlkûln9/10tortoisekúl edítekúl èdítèn9/10turtle, water tortoise
kûl e ahínkûl è àhínn9/10serrated hinged tortoise
kulekulɛɛkùlèkùlɛ̀ːn11rumourKulekulɛɛ abídé á Tɔ́mbɛ́l.A rumour came from Tombel.Kulekulɛɛ anhɔ́btéd.A rumour went around.2stampede
kûl e mendíbkûl è mèndíp̚n9/10black hinged terrapinPelusios niger
kulengaŋkùlèŋgàŋn91secret society for ex-slaves (obsolete)2dance (brought by slaves, no longer used)3stamping pipe, bamboo pipe used as musical instrument (of slave origin)Cf.paleŋgom
kulɛ́kulɛ́kùlɛ́kùlɛ́ideo1reallyBad bébédé áse kulɛ́kulɛ́.People were right there, i.e. true witnesses.2readyBésinɛʼ baáb ábe béhyag bə́ achɔgɛn kulɛ́kulɛ́.They were waiting for their friends who came ready to play with them. / They are waiting for their friends who are really coming to see them.
kúlonto kúlontokúlòntò kúlòntòideosound of drumming signalling death or dangerBékúmé ntyə́g kúlonto kúlonto.The drum was beaten to signify danger.
kúmbe1kúmbèn.modpride, proudAdé kúmbe á nlém-tê.He is proud.
kúmbe2kúmbèkúmben9/10bowlAwóó kúmbe e mǐm á ndáb.He has a bowl of wine in the house.
kúm e nyə̌kúm è ɲə̌kúm é nyə̌n9/10python
kunkùnn9secret, private conversation; privatelyBékíí á kun.They went to talk privately.Achɛlé mə́ kun.He called him aside.Meewóoʼɛ́ nkɛ á kun, meewóo-ʼáa nlyə̂g á mbwɔ́g.I donʼt have a friend in the select group nor in the main group.
kúndékúndékúndén9/10great blue turaco, nightingaleCorythaeola cristata
kunde e mesedkùndè è mèsèt̚kunde é mesedn9/10wooden hat (for war), helmet
kunékùnéconjnot knowing, perhapsNnɔne mwǎn, meenyénɛ́ɛ́ kuné adé á mbíd e ndáb.I look for the child, not seeing he is at the back of the house.
kun e eʼkoŋédkùn è èʔkòŋét̚n9mystery, hidden secretCf.eʼkoód
kunzekùnzèkunze1n.mod9/10free; free-born2n.mod9/10good, trustworthyKunze e mod edé hɛ̂.A trustworthy man is here.3n9/10right4n9/10permissionMbagé mə́ kunze meé ákag.I allowed him to go.5n9/10authority6n9/10leavekunze e ndyéédkùnzè è ndjéːt̚n9good food
Kupɛ́ɛKùpɛ̂ːn.prKupe mountain, Mt. KupeEkone é Kupɛ́ɛ ényênnaad á Nyɛ̌səse.Kupe mountain is seen from Nyasoso.
kúrutu kúrutukúrùtù kúrùtùideo1sound of horse running2sound of chewingMbód ekúde eʼtɔm kúrutu kúrutu.The goat is cracking the plantain.
kusákùsákusán9/10sponge, scratcher (taken from a vine or the stem of the fluted pumpkin)Adəə́ kusá mendíb awɔ́gɛn.He likes to wash with a sponge.Cf.kuchá