Akoose–English Dictionary


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nyábə́əɲábə̂ːproyou and them, pronoun for second plus third person plural
nyǎdɲǎt̚nyǎdn9/10forest buffalo; African buffalo, bush cowSyncerus cafferNyǎd éenɔ̄nɛ̄ɛ̄ ámīn.The buffalo does not raise its head.
nyagɲàk̚nyagn9/10cowbenan bé káa/nyagbènàn bé kâː/ɲàk̚n2cow herders
nyákéɲákényákén9/10bananaMusa sapientiumnsule ń nyákéǹsùlè ń ɲákén3ripe banananyáké e ngɛ̂nɲáké è ŋgɛ̂nnyáké é ngɛ̂nn9/10short fat banana
nyam1ɲàmnyamn9/101animal2meat (flesh and bones)nkumɛ a nyamŋkùmɛ̀ à ɲàmn1nicely prepared meatCf.âkum2nyam e eʼwúuɲàm è èʔwûːn9largest share of meat given to one who kills the animalnyam e mbébɲàm è mbép̚nyam é mbébn9/10bad, destructive animalnyam e mbwɛ́ɲàm è mbwɛ́n9share of the animal killed, given to the dogsʼ ownernyam e mpaaɲàm è mpàːn9share given to the first person to arrive when an animal is killed during huntingnyam e nwúuɲàm è ŋ̀wûːnyam é nwúun9largest share of meat given to one who kills the animalpún e nyampún è ɲàmpún é nyamn9/10piece of meateloo nyamèlòː ɲàmeʼloo nyamn7/8powerful and wild, dangerous animal (like ngo, ewake, nyǎd, som, ngúahín, nzib); can be animal doubles
nyam2ɲàmnyamn9/10disease (of black spots on cocoyams or plantains)
nyamekébɛɲàmèkébɛ̀nscrambling herbDiodia sarmentosa
nyamɛ́ɛ́ɲàmɛ́ːPl.benyamɛ́ɛ́n1/2ancestor; spirit of the deadCf.âwɛ́mwǎnyamɛ́nwɛ́ɛnwú
nyǎnɲǎnnyǎnn9/101claw2fingernail3toenail
nyaŋɲàŋbenyaŋVar.echěm nyaŋn1/2mother; older womanCf.nyaányǒŋnyoó
nyǎŋɲǎŋn9medicine (rubbed into cuts to give power in a fight)Awɔ́gté me nyǎŋ.He rubbed medicine into my cuts.Ahedé nyǎŋ á epíd-te.He put the medicine into the bottle.
nyaŋgúɲàŋgút.admadam, term of addressÁ-nyaŋgú, ...,Madam, ...
nyaŋgwɛ́ɛ́ɲàŋgwɛ́ːPl.benyaŋgwɛ́ɛ́n1/2madam
nyǎŋ kə́léɲǎŋ kə́lébenyǎŋ kə́lén1/2mother-in-law
nyaŋŋɲàŋŋideodeep (dark)
nyéɲéDial.var.ofnyí
nyê-Dial.var.ofnyî-
nyěnɲěnn9ceremony to restore things (after incest, serious illness)Cf.nkánág
nyɛɲɛ̀nyɛn9/10bitter colaCola nitida; Garcinia kolaSyn.nyaa1
nyɛ̌ɲɛ̌n.mod1/2bigbenyɛ̌ bé bad,big people.
nyɛ́ɛɲɛ̂ːproyou (pl.); emphatic pronoun for second person plural
nyɛ́ɛ mwǎnɲɛ̂ː mwǎnbenyɛ́ɛ bé bǎnn1/2mother of child
nyɛ́ɛ ncháaɲɛ̂ː ntʃâːbenyɛ́ɛ ncháan1/2nursing motherNyɛ́ɛ ncháa ngáne bekɔ́ɔ̄sē béchəgɛɛ́ mmwaád awé acháá."Nursing mother" as the Bakossi call a woman who has given birth.
nyɛɛ́ néɲɛ̌ː nén1mother of my mother, my grandmother
nyɛ́ɛ nɛ̂ɲɛ̂ː nɛ̂adv.sof courseNyɛ́ɛ nɛ̂, éhɛlɛʼ ébɛ́ nɛ̂.Of course, it can be so.