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ya1yapron.2nd pers. pl. subj., obj., poss. You, your, referring to several people.Ya kiŋɛ.you (all) should go.Mam nyɛ ya.I saw (all of) you.ya yire.your (several) house.Ya bulika.good morning to you all.
ya2yaaffm. perf. prt.ends a clause when nothing follows the verb, to show that the action is complete.A kiŋɛ ya.she has gone.A ba'asɛ ya.he finished it.
yaabayàabayaabeduman.ancestor
ya'afɔyáʔahɔ̀ya'amn.gall bladder2.1Body partsBU/M
yaalegayáaləgayaalesiadj.useless, hopelessnɛreyaalega.hopeless person.KA/SI
yaalɛ1yáalɛyaalan.placenta, afterbirth (humans).2.1Body partsDI/'Azãlɛ
yaalɛ2yàalɛyaalan.a strip of rubber tyre, used for making a catapultDI/'A
yaalɛ3yaalɛv.insult a person by making reference to his bad deedsPɔka la yaalɛ ka sira danyuri la.the woman insulted her husband for drinking.yaaliyaalegɔyaala
yaalɛ4yaalɛv.baby-sit, take care of a baby or a child while its mother is away.yaaliyaalegɔyaala
ya'am1yaʔa̰mv.yawnya'aniya'aŋɔya'ana
ya'am2n.gall bladder2.1Body partsBUya'afɔ (Booni, Nankani).
ya'am3ya̰ʔa̰mprt.occurs before the verb, indicating that the activity is habitual.Nayiga la ya'am zu la sɛla.the thief as usual stole something.
yaamayáama̰n. pl.hay or fodder for animals. S. form is rareA bo lɔlekɔɔresi la yaama.he gave the bullocks feed.synyɔŋɔ26.3Animal husbandryyaanɛ
ya'anɛyá̰ʔa̰nɛya'anan.honour, praiseTata la boti la ya'anɛ.the rich man wants honour.DI/'A
ya'anzumyà̰ʔa̰n'zùmn.back-biting, making unkind remarks about someone who is absentYa'anzum ka suŋa.back-biting isn't good. synabayetiyelebibesi3Language and thoughtBU
yaaŋayàaŋa̰n.1grandchild, also grand-nephew, grand-niece2Person4.1.1Kinship2grandparentyiiŋa (Booni, Nankani).
ya'aŋɔyà̰ʔa̰ŋɔ̰n. ger.the act of yawningKU
yaarumyáarʋ̰mn.salt5.2FoodM
ya'azumyáʔazʋmn.gossipsynabayetimunaanfika3Language and thoughtM
yabega1yábəgàyabesin.a girl or young woman who is a candidate for circumcision or has just undergone it; a girl of the age for circumcision and marriage2PersonKA/SI
yabega2yábəgayabesin.a tree, arrow poison tree. The sap is poisonous and used for poisoning arrowsStrophanthus hispidus1.4.1TreeKA/SI
ya'ɛyaʔɛv. compl. open the mouth, of a person or any closed thing.A ya'ɛ botere la nɔɔrɛ.he opened the sack.Ɛ̃bega la ya'ɛ la nɔɔrɛ.the crocodile opened its mouth.ya'ariya'arɛya'araya'agɛ
yaɛ1yaɛv.take out, remove, from liquid in a containerA yaɛ nɛŋɔ la dukɔ puan.he took the meat out of the pot.yaariyaarɛyaara
yaɛ2yaɛv.leave, go out, at dawnA yaɛ mɛ siŋɛ kua.he left very early for the farm.yaariyaarɛyaara
yaɛ3yaaɛv. compl. hateNɛra woo yaɛ nayiga mɛ.everybody hates a thief.yaariyaarɛyaarayaagɛ