Hanga - English
ya 1 be about to do something
ya 2 1 you (plural) 2 your (plural)
ya 3 where? Ya n na o be? Where is it?
yaa 1 pl yaadima 1 grandparent 2 ancestor
yaa 2 yaag /_[V] 1 take from a liquid or separate something Yaa kugiri maa yi koom maa. Take the stone from the water. 2 separate two things O yaag o noori. He opened his mouth. Yaag e noba. Separate your legs. 3 pay attention Yaa, hmm, saa chenni kpe. Pay attention, ok, rain has come here.
yaaba grandfather or grandmother
yaadaba pl yaadabsi 1 grandfather 2 male ancestor
yaapoga pl yaapogiba 1 grandmother 2 female ancestor
yaari 1 1 be impolite 2 be inconsiderate 3 be stubborn 4 work unsatisfactorily
yaari 2 1 scatter (seeds, etc) 2 overflow
yabee pl yabeeri bad event or action Nira tuubu niŋini yabee. Insulting people is bad.
yachagiri things that are wrong
yagi 1 be pulled off 2 come off
yagsi shake, perhaps shaking a tree to get fruit to fall
yakara 1 important matters 2 pretending equality with superiors Bii maa mari yakara ga. The child is speaking of important things that he is not old enough to comment on.
yakpeebu attempt to do something known to be too difficult for the doer
yaligi dial. var. of yeligi widen
yalli pl yala dial. var. of yela dial. var. of yelli something happening