Bimoba – English


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kaa1v1absence,Konjit kaa nna.Konjit is not here.Poodaan won kaa ŋaak ni wonn.Poodaan was not at home yesterday.Bonlia2to be not there
kaa2prtnot (negative)Duut kaa nna, u seeta.Duut is not here, he has left.
kaabiirhave no lidBonwuunkara
kaabikinucannot be measureBonlia
kaanirreg. infl.kannavto coil, entangleWaauk na kaan lint u turu ki u yikin.The snake coiled around his neck and he was screaming.Bi jii ŋmiiuk ki kaan lint tiik na nyakir.They used a rope to coil around the stem of the tree.Bonlia
kaaniiirreg. infl. ofkaanu
kaannnsuburbBonlia
kaanuirreg. infl.kaaniinseatLoor nan u paak bona
kaar1ntough river bank grassBi dia kaare ki luu gbala.This kind of grass is used to make zaana mats.Kaar siaru to bonchiann kimaan li ŋma.Cutting of this type of grass is very had because it cuts the body.Mɔɔt
kaar2ncultureMoab kaar ni bonpook kur tee wun kun jabe u ŋmant poo ki gbenn.In the Bimoba culture every girl ought to marry when she is fully developed.Ti kaar ni yoo nba gar poob din ki ŋman korii ŋaan mɔtana li ji ki koa.In our culture in the past women did not eat fowls but now it is outmoded.Nisaarik binbeŋ
kaat1irreg. infl. ofkaauk
kaatairreg. infl. ofkaatir
kaatchɔɔnuvcuttig of palm nutsDabooru booru
kaatiiirreg. infl. ofkaatik
kaatikirreg. infl.kaatiinoil palmKpinkparii booru
kaatirirreg. infl.kaatanpalm-nutLɔɔna
kaatuvhatchNɔɔŋ binbeŋ
kaaukirreg. infl.kaat1ngraveBayai kpan tuu do kaate li taakpaak ni ki saa gbiir kaauk lii tee ki nurɔ kpo ti doo ni.Grave undertakers immediately go to the cemetery to dig a grave as soon as a person dies in our villageKaauk na taan won ki suŋ fanu ŋaan ki bi pii jɔɔ na leŋ.The grave was not deep enough and they buried that man in it.Kumaruŋ
kabvburnJeet-siir
kabiiirreg. infl. ofkabik
kabikirreg. infl.kabiintsetse flyBonfoi
kadaakirreg. infl.kadainkind of sahelian fruitTiinii
kadaiirreg. infl. ofkadaak
kafara /agooplease, satisfyKɔna nan li ŋammu