Akoose–English Dictionary


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nyɔl2ɲɔ̀lnyɔln9/10chisel
nyɔmeɲɔ̀mèn.modconfused, careless
nyɔmɛ́ɛɲɔ̀mɛ̂ːadv.m1slowly, sluggishly2quietlyMwǎ mbɛlɛ́ akaké nyɔmɛ́ɛ.The cat always goes around quietly.3privately, in secretAkii á nyɔmɛ́ɛ-tê.He goes in a way that others canʼt see.Abɛle mekan nyɔmɛ́ɛ.He does things in secret and sluggishly.
nyɔpyɛ̂ɲɔ̀pjɛ̂benyɔpyɛ̂Var.nyɔgpíɛn1/2sockEʼdel bé metámbé éʼtómé eʼdel bé benyɔpyɛ̂.Shoes are heavier than socks. (Prov.)
nyubDial.var.ofnyud
nyudɲùt̚nyudDial.var.nyubn9/10grey hair; white hairNyub éesaá áyə̄le eʼchun.Grey hair does not mean old age.
nyúmə̄ɲúmə̄proyou two, the two of you, dual pronoun for second plus third personMeléedɛ ahɔ́bé aá nyúmə̄ nyíhyag.The teacher said that you two should come.
nzaanzàːn91hungerNzaa ekóbé bə́.They are hungry.Adyɛɛ́ nzaa.He is hungry.Nzaa ěkób mə́.He will be hungry.2eagerAmbɛ́ nzaa ânyén wɛ.He was eager to see you.
nzáanzâːconjor (a combination of nzé+-ʼaa)Nzé nyíkag, nzáa nyíekǎg.If you going, or if you are not going.
nzaaŋgénzàːŋgénzaaŋgén9/101collectionnzaaŋgé e mǐm,collection for wine.2offering3contribution4collective work, groups of men working together in farm work, etcCf.echake
nzaaŋgɛɛnzàːŋgɛ̀ːbenzaaŋgɛɛn1/2small crayfishCf.nzoŋge1
nzabnzàp̚nzabn9/10soup, sauceedib é nzabèdìb é nzàp̚eʼdib éʼ nzabn7/8lake, e.g., twin lakes on Mt Mwanengubanzab é ngɛ̂nnzàb é ŋgɛ̂nn10sauce, soup without salt and meatCf.ésūbāg ne nzab é ngɛ̂nnzab e nsógnzàb è nsók̚n9kind of soup, made from fresh oil of palm nuts
nzagnzàk̚nzagn9/10farm, gardenSyn.fâm
nzáŋnzáŋn91wealth2payment made to maternal uncles on the death of a son of their sisters3something bequeathed to somebody, inheritanceCf.kád1
nzénzéconj1if2when
nzemnzèmnzemn9/10menʼs sperm, semen
nzé senzé sèconjif not, except
nzɛ́Dial.var.nzɛ́ɛ́Pl.benzɛ́ɛ́quwho, which, whatnzɛ́...ɛ́quwhich (person, thing)?nzɛ́ chómɛ,which thing.nzɛ́ nsɔ́nɛ́?what kind of work?Ǎken, nzɛ́ módɛ́ ǎmīnē me chií-yēē?He asked, who (lit.: which person) will carry me today?Cf.-ɛ́nzɛ́ módɛ́nzɛ́ módɛ́expwho?, which person?
nzɛ́ adyɛɛ́nzɛ́ àdjɛ̌ːnAfrican blue flycatcherElminia longicaudaSyn.ngənɛ́ 2
nzɛ̂dnzɛ̂t̚nzɛ̂dn9/10ringEhédé nzɛ̂d e eʼwóŋgé.You put on a wedding ring.
nzɛ́ɛ́Dial.var.ofnzɛ́
nzɛnlɛnnzɛ̀nlɛ̀nnzɛnlɛnn9/101chisel2narrow spadeAwóó nzɛllɛn echě álimnɛɛ́ eʼchóg bé mekon mé ndáb.He has a spade for digging the holes for the beams of the house.
nzɛsenzɛ̀sènzɛseDial.var.nzɛsun9/10scissorsAkəŋne nló nzɛse.He is cutting his hair with scissors.
nzɛsuDial.var.ofnzɛse