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wa1v.auxto be: used for singular subjects (progressive marker)Mmɛ̀ wa kɛ̀mɛ ǹgwàʼ.I am harvesting colocasia cocoyams.
wa2v.auxis (used for nouns of class 1 and 3)Ebyé wɛ wa twa dàdɛ̀ʼɛ.The cutlass is very very sharp.
wa3v.auxwill/shall (used for singular subjects and nouns of class 1 and 3)Eghóoghò wa zèʼe?Will Eghoogho come?
wáawáːideowide open
waa èchwêwāː ètʃwêvprepare yellow soup
wáamɛ!wáːmɛ̄exclexpression of surprise
wáamɛnga!wáːmɛ̄ŋɡāexclexpression of surprise
wáamɛnga shi tsɛ̀ʼ bo!wáːmɛ̄ŋɡā ʃī tsɛ̀ʔ bōexclexpression of surprise
wáamɛ shi tsɛ̀ʼ bo!wáːmɛ̄ ʃī tsɛ̀ʔ bōexclexpression of surprise
waarawāːɾāvslither (snake)
wa ngówā ŋɡóv.auxwill/shall/going to (for singular subject)Fìríbòʼ wa ngó sɛ̀ɛrɛ̀ éga Ngwê.Philip is going to preach the word of God.
wa ngó shiwā ŋɡó ʃīv.auxwill have/shall have (for singular subject)Mmɛ̀ wa ngó shi bwɛ̀rɛ.I shall have arrived.
wáràwáràimpmust (occurring after singular subject)Ghô wɛ me doʼo Ngwê ngɛ gɛrɛ wárà dòʼo ghôngwa mɔ.He who loves God must love his brethren.
wàwà wàwàwàwà wàwàideonoisily (talking), pouring of rain
wáyɛ̀wájɛ̀èwáyɛ̀n9/10wire
waʼwāʔvabandon, throw away (rubbish)
waʼawāʔāvforsake, throw away
weweintwhich? (used for class 1 nouns)Ngwò shi na gà ngɛ mbɔ̀ʼ ghô we?Which person are you really talking about?
intwhich? used for nouns of class 3Ewú wé?Which gun?
demthere (far from addressee): used for nouns of class 1 and 3Kédé ŋwɔ́ mbèmbè ngu wê.Look there is my first child.
wee1wēːvwhistle, hiss
wee2wěːadvresponse when called
wèewèːvinvestigate
wee à kèdewēː à kèdēvmonitor
1wɛ̄vlose weight