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1possmy
2interexpression of disappointment
3rafterfr. var. ofyàndâ
var.zyǎ2vtcarry on the shouldersǹyâ1ger9carrying on shoulder2infto carry on shoulder
yaà11demthat2pronthat one
yaà2n1/2yearŊyoŋ YaànNew Year
yaâ1vtthrow at random or spread sth at random, not minding whether safe or not; throw or spread things carelessly2vtthrow out words, say things without caring whether they hurt or not; utter hurtful or hate speech; say unthoughtful thingsǹyàâ1ger9saying unthoughtful words; using hurtful language2infto say unthoughtful words; to use hurtful language3infto throw things around carelessly; throwing things around carelessly; to spread things on the floor, or on the ground carelessly; spreading things on the floor or on the ground carelessly4infto throw things around carelessly; to spread things on the floor, or on the ground carelessly
yàà1posstheir (third person plural)À lɛ njəŋnə nloŋ ŋgaa yàà.He felt sorry for them (for their sake)2posstheirs
yàâvtblaze; open (path or trail)Taà à kɨ sɨ jwàa ŋgɛ̀ɛ ŋghɛɛ, nyaa nɨ mânji wâ.Tather was open the (tall) grass and blazing the trail.Synsàâ2open up way through thick grass
yaʼa1adv(wait) first; (hold) on; (wait) a minuteŊ̀gàŋyə̀gə̂nnù yì yî mɔ̀ʼɔ à lɛ ŋkɨ nswoŋ ghu mbo mə, “M̀màʼàmbî, lə̀ə tâ mə̀ bɨɨ ŋghɛ̀ɛ̀ m̀foo ntwiŋə taà yaʼa.”Another of the disciples said to him, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.Mt 8:21bɨ ka yǐ ghɨ̀rə ɨnnù jìi ɨ tswe ghu aa tsiʼì tsɨ̀m yaʼa.Bo lɛ mbetə Yesu mə, “Ŋ̀gǎŋndɨʼɨ̀ nɔ̀ŋsə̀ ɨ swoŋə nɨ mə Elijah à tswe nɨ̀ m̀fòo nzì yaʼa aa a ya?”And they asked him, “Why do the scribes say that first Elijah must come?”Mk 9:11This word acts like a bound form in that it is not used alone. It precededs words like hold and waitYuʼutə yaʼa!Wait first (hold on).2advsurelyÀ tsyaà ǹyaʼa tswe aa akɔ̀ʼɔ̀He must be relieving himself3modcompelled to; must; being obligedÒo yaʼa ghɛ̀ɛ̀.You have to go!
yàʼâvtspread; scatter; infectǹyàʼâ1ger9spreading; scattering2infto scatter; to spread
yàʼànə̂vispill overÀ nɨ̌ŋ mɨ̀jɨ mya mɨ luu ntɨgə njaʼanə.He filled the plate and the food was spilling over.ǹyàʼànə̂1ger9spilling over2infto spill over
yàndâbɨ̀yàbɨndâfr. var.3rafterzyàn1/2rafter
yaŋə̂1v.adjpain; hurt2v.adjgrievecomp.ànnù yìi a yaŋə ŋûànnù1nɨ̀yaŋə̀n11hurt; pain; grief2grievanceǹyàŋə̂1n9paining; (a little); hurting (a little)2infto pain (a little); to hurt (little)
yaŋgɨ̂rɨ̀sìnheadtie; headscarfSynàkwèrətûheadtie; headscarf
yaŋsəinfl. var. ofyàŋsə̀
yaŋsə̂infl. var. ofyàŋsə̂
yàŋsə̀infl. var.yaŋsəder. ofyàŋsə̂adjeasySynbɔ̀nə̀ 3
yàŋsə̂infl. var.yaŋsə̂1v.adjmake lighterSynfwààtə̂ 1be easy2v.adjmake easySynbɔnə̂ 1be softǹyàŋsə̂1ger9making lighter2infto make lighteryàŋsə̀infl. var.yaŋsəadjeasy
yàŋsə nûvtease oneself; go to the toiletÀ tsyaà ǹyaʼa tswe aa akɔ̀ʼɔ̀ njaʼà ǹdâfwɛtə̀ ǹyaŋsə nɨ̂ nû yì.Surely he is relieving himself in the closet of the cool chamberǹyàŋsə̂ nûeasing oneselfto ease oneself
yàrə̂1vtselect; choose2vtpick out grit, fine gravel or pebbles from beans in preparation for cookingǹyàrə̂1ger9selecting; to choose; choosing2infto select; to choose
yàrə ŋgùʼùvtto decorate (usually by king) sb in recognition of great deed, achievement, success, etc.
yasə̂vtaggravate; increase intensity of; make worse; make to become wildÀ ka yasə mu wâ.He will the child to grow wild.ǹyàsə̂ger91making to be worse; aggravating2to make worse; to increase the intensity of; to aggravate
yàtə̂vtdivide; shareǹyàtə̂1ger9dividing2infto divide
Yawehn.prop1Yahweh