Kasem - English


ta₁ B1 (impf: tae; past: taga) v bubble, froth { Na bam tae mo. The water is bubbling. }
ta₂ [L ] C1 (impf: tɛa; past: taga) v say, tell { A tage de-ba we o kɛ. I told them that he had gone. | Ta-o se o ba. Tell him to come. } (domain: 3.5.1 - Say.)
ta₃ variant of
ta₄ pt still, yet { O daa ta wo vei. He still hasn't gone. } cf: tata.
ta₅ [H ] B1 (impf: tae; past: taga) v 1shoot a bow and arrow, catapult { Ba tage suni. They shot at the guinea-fowls. } (domain: - Weapon, shoot, 6.4.1 - Hunt.) 2strike a match; play a game with pebbles, beans (domain: 4.2.7 - Play, fun, 7.7.1 - Hit.) 3pluck a stringed instrument (domain: - Musical instrument.) [ che-taro , che-tɛɛre ]
ta6 (contr. of taa) pt continuous aspect marker preceding 2nd person pronoun { Ta-n zega! Keep standing! | Yé ta-á keeri-na! Stop crying! } (domain: 9.4.1 - Tense and aspect.)
ta-₁ n st tobacco (domain: 1.5 - Plant, 5.2.5 - Narcotic.) [ tadoa , tanɔŋɔ , tavɔɔ ]
ta-diru O/BA (from taane, di 5 judge, -ru) n judge (domain: - Legal personnel.)
ta-lɔŋɔ (from taane, -lɔŋɔ) n bad_saying (domain: 3.5.5 - Foolish talk.)
taa₁ adv for a long time { Ba beeri-o taa ba ga. They looked for him a long time without success. | taa wuu for ever }
taa₂ [L ] pt continuous aspect marker { Ko wó taa lana. It will be good. } (domain: 9.4.1 - Tense and aspect.) [ contr. ta6 ]
taale₁ [M ] A1 v clear away, take what little remains; give a token share { Taalem gare kateiga. Eating t.z. with too little sauce is better than eating it with no sauce.; Half a loaf is better than no bread. } (domain: - Take something from somewhere, - Lack, - Move away.)
taale₂ [L ] (dialect: taare) n buttress, support for wall (domain: - Wall.)
taane₁ A1 v grope, feel uncertainly in the dark (domain: 7.2.1 - Manner of movement, 2.3.5 - Sense of touch.)
taane₂ [M ] (stem: ta-) n 1speech, language, message { ta-gaa foreign, strange language | ta-kukua short speech, summary | ta-balɔrɔ bad speech, insult | ta-ŋom good news | ta-gungwola idioms } (domain: 3.5.2 - Make speech, 3.5.3 - Language.) 2matter, case, dispute { Taane tera ko wone. There is no dispute about it. | Ba ta wo di o taane. They have not yet judged his case. } (domain: 4.7 - Law.) [ ta-diru , ta-lɔŋɔ ]
taare₁ A1 v smear, rub in, spread over { Kasolo taare dé nɛ sem. Sand is all over our legs. } (domain: 7.3.4 - Handle something, - Fill, cover.)
taare₂ dialect of taale n buttress (sem. domains: - Wall.)
taase A1 v move unsteadily; flee in disarray (domain: - Steady, unsteady.)
tababora n Red-flanked Duiker (domain: - Hoofed animals.)
tachwɛ (dialect: ka-tachwɛ) n clitoris syn: mɔn-chwɛ. (domain: - Female organs.) [ ka-tachwɛ ]
tado-kwolo (der. of tadoa) n long-stem pipe (domain: 5.2.4 - Tobacco.)
tadoa (from ta-) n pipe for smoking { O wora o nyɔ tadoa. She is smoking a pipe. } (domain: 5.2.4 - Tobacco.) [ der. tado-kwolo ]
taga past of ta, ta, ta v
tagele [HH ] v spread over, flooding (of water) { Na bam tagele jei sem maama. The water flooded across everywhere. } (domain: - Flow, - Spread, smear.)
takadaa n clerk, office worker, literate person