Akoose–English Dictionary


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nsúɛnǹsúɛ̀nnsúɛnn3/4fencing sticks
nsuleǹsùlè1n.mod3ripe banana or plantainmusa sapientumBéyáa nsule mé etɔm á mbeé.They are frying ripe plantains in the pot.2n3yellownsule ń nyákéǹsùlè ń ɲákén3ripe banana
nsuŋǹsùŋn3water snailWB
nsuuǹsùːn3plant of the ginger family, wild lily (with red fruit)Aframomum spNsuu mə̂ ńcháa eʼsɛd ne etón.Nsuu is the plant which bears esɛd and etón.Cf.esɛd2etón
nsúudǹsûːt̚n3parting gift, returning of presents; providing sendoff; present given to the brideʼs escort when they leave the husbandʼs homeNsúud ḿmē ásúúté me ḿbóó.His way of sending me off was good.Nsúud ḿmem ḿbóó.I am leaving satisfied.
nsuunedǹsùːnèt̚n3belongings
nswaŋ1ǹswàŋn31cluster (of fruit)2school (of fish)
nswaŋ2ǹswàŋn3argument, debatingBéhâg nswaŋ bán kɔmuniti éesaá chǎn.They are debating whether there is community work tomorrow or not.
nswaŋtɛnǹswàŋtɛ̀nn3argument
nsyəgǹsjə̀k̚n3sting of beeCf.abib
ńsyə̄lńsjə̄ladjall (for nouns of classes 3 and 4)See:-syə̌l
nsyə́ŋǹsjə́ŋn3profit, gain, advantageAbɛlé nsyə́ŋ áyə̄le dyɔn áde ásómé chii.He made a profit on the marketing he did today.Nsyə́ŋ méesaá áyə̄le aloŋgé dé nkǒŋsé.There is no gain in the life of this world.
ńtáanńtâːnnumfive (for nouns of class 4)nsúbe ńtáan,five drums.See:éʼtáan
ntádeǹtádèn3recountingNtáde ń dyam ḿmōŋ méebooʼɛ́.Your statements are not good.ntáde mé awɛ́ǹtádè mé àwɛ́n3dirge, the telling of the life history of a person who has diedCf.âtáde
ntâlǹtâlDial.var.ofntaŋ
ntamǹtàmn3marsh
ntán ntánéntán ntánénbatis, kind of birdBatis minor, B. orientalis, B. poensis
ntaŋǹtàŋntaŋDial.var.ntâln3/4shelf, platformNtaŋ mé ebwɔg ńdé ámīn.The shelf for mortars is high up.
ntáŋǹtáŋn3arguing
ntâŋntâŋbetâŋn1/2slaveNtâŋ awe béchəgɛɛ́ bán Ngaasaambɛ mə̂ ampɛɛ́n mbaaŋgé á Ekɔ́ɔ̄sē.A slave called Ngaasaambe was the one who brought cocoyams to Bakossi.Syn.nchóŋ 2Cf.nkomékom
ntâŋ ékə́ə́léntâŋ ékə́ːlébetâŋ békə́ə́lén1/2yellow-billed barbetTrachylaemus purpuratusSyn.ebóokɔ́ɔ
ntâŋ etíbntâŋ ètíp̚betâŋ bé eʼtíbn1/2bluebillSpermophaga sp
ntáŋtɛ́nǹtáŋtɛ́nn3argumentCf.ndyándyáátáŋtáá
ńtebńtèp̚n3kind of food (made from colocasia, pap-like)Bébɛnle ńteb hyɔb.Black pepper is used in making ńteb.Cf.asâb1nsɛ̌nted2
nted1ǹtèt̚ntedn3/41bundleAkaá nted ń ngun.He tied a bundle of corn.Ḿmêm nted ḿbɔ́ɔ́ á mǒto-tê.That bundle spoiled in the vehicle.2load3problemÉdé me nted ngáne mɛ́bɛllɛ́ áden akan.It is a problem to me how to solve this thing.