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n1n m ŋpron.11st pers. s. subj. I. The pronunciation is affected by the following consonant.N wa bo fu basɛba.I will give you some.21st pers. s. poss. myn fuo.my cloth.9.1Grammar
n2n m ŋ1foc. prt.Follows a noun, pronoun or other pre-verb element to give contrastive emphasis to that element, and is often written suffixed to it. The pronunciation is affected by the following consonantFum n nyɛ e.You (not someone else) saw him, it was you who saw him.9.1Grammar2rel. prt.joins a noun to a rel. clause, when the noun is also the subj. of the relative clausesɛba n ka mi a yire la...those who don't know his house...9.1Grammar
-nn, ŋsfxlocative suffix Indicates a place, in, attiŋanbottom9.1Grammar
na1na̰prt.durative, incompletive. Used before a verb to indicate that a situation is continuing. Usu. followed by the focus suffix n.A nan diti mɛ.he is eating (still).A nan ka kiŋɛ.he has not yet gone.Tuma na sina pi'isa ta'ama dita.we always go to pick shea fruits and eat them.
na2na̰fut. prt.used before a verb to mark future tense (Booni only)A na wa'am beere.he will come tomorrow.
-nana̰1sfxthat2sfxthat oneana, bana, buna, dina, ina, kana, kuna, sina, tuna.
naanà̰a̰interj.response to a chief's greetings.
naabanà̰a'̰bàinterj.response to morning, afternoon and evening greetings
naabɛɛlaná̰a̰'bɛ̀ɛlan. pl.threshed millet seeds6.2AgricultureA
naabulená̰a'̰búlenaabulan.early millet at the sprouting stage1.4.3Plant, grassDI/'Anaatɛ
naabuutɛná̰a'̰bʋ́ʋtɛnaabuuran.early millet grains preserved for sowing.5.2Food1.4.4Parts of plantDI/'Anaatɛ
naafɔná̰a̰hɔniin.cow, bull, cattle of either sex1.5.1Mammal6.3Animal husbandryBU/Ilɔlega
naakatɛná̰a̰'ká̰tɛnaakaran.good quality early millet, selected after harvest to keep as seed.5.2Food1.4.3Plant, grass6.2AgricultureDI/'Anaatɛ
naakɛ'ɛseganá̰a̰'kɛ̀ʔɛhəgan.the season for harvesting early millet, June-July6.2AgricultureKA/SI
Naakɛ'ɛseganá̰a̰'kɛ̀ʔɛhəgan.JulyKA
naakianá̰a̰'kɩ̰̀ɩ̰a̰naakiisin.potash, ash obtained from burnt fresh early millet stalks and used for various domestic purposes eg. in soup5.2FoodKA/SI
naakɔbegɔná̰a̰'kɔ̰́bəgɔnaakɔberɔn.early millet of a "hairy" variety1.4.3Plant, grass6.2AgricultureKU/TU
naamna̰a̰mv.create, formYinɛ n naam asaala.God created the human being.Gele la naam la biire.the egg has developed a chick.naaninaaŋɔnaana
na'amná̰ʔa̰mn.1chieftaincyna'am dɔŋɔ.a deity, of any chief.4.3Government2affluenceTata woo diti la na'am.every rich person lives in plenty, has more than he needs.
na'ambetoná̰ʔa̰m'bètofresh cow dungsynnagebeto6.3Animal husbandry6.2AgricultureTUnaafɔ
naananá̰a̰nà̰adj.1cheap, inexpensivedinaana.cheap food.2very easy to dotuunnaana.easy work.
naanɛná̰a̰nɛ̰naanan.shape, structureinnaanɛ.body shape.DI/'A
na'ankugerenà̰ʔa̰ŋ'kúgərena'ankugan.a deity of the chief of Pɔgemɔlegɔ-Sirigu4.5ReligionDI/'A
naaŋɔná̰a̰ŋɔ̰n.1nature, essential characteristics, of sth.Pɔka la budaa naaŋɔ dagi buyila.the nature of a woman and a man are different.2structure of sth.tɔgum woo la bu naaŋɔ.every language and its structure.KU
naapuumná̰a'pùumn.the red inflorescence of early millet, before the seeds form1.4.4Parts of plantBU