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laflāfvdressƏ ò laf mɨ̂sè chî ò tɔŋɔ mi.Once you finish dressing, you give me a call.alafālāfv.n7dresses reserved for special occasionlafseláfsêVar.lapsev1decorateNaʼà pîndè fumə ətə̀ʼ nyi ke mə è və lafse ndɛ ə̀vəyn.Everyone in that neighbourhood has decorated his house.2dress upLafse vayn vɛ ə ghàsè vəyn ndo.Dress up that child let me go with her.lafteláftêVar. oflapteDer. of lafvdress moderatelyÈ nə kɔ̂ŋɔ̀ tsɛ̂sə̀ sə laftə.He loves to be dressing moderately.lapteláptêVar.laftevdress moderatelyÈ nə kɔ̂ŋɔ̀ tsɛ̂sə̀ sə laptə.He loves to be dressing moderately.
lafseláfsêVar.lapseDer. of lafv1decorateNaʼà pîndè fumə ətə̀ʼ nyi ke mə è və lafse ndɛ ə̀vəyn.Everyone in that neighbourhood has decorated his house.2dress upLafse vayn vɛ ə ghàsè vəyn ndo.Dress up that child let me go with her.
làlàʼalàlàʔāvbehave or talk like a lunaticNgwàʼ əvəyn zɛ e làlàʼà faŋa fumə elùʼe pɨnəu.Her mates remain there like lunatics dancing.
lâmlâmFrom Englishlampn9/10lampselâmlâmse
làŋ1làŋvforbid; banƏ nyi mə ə làŋ pɨynte ə Mə̂yn.They have banned celebrations in Mmen.
làŋ2làŋvthrowLàŋa tyaŋse pə̀yn shəyn zɛ.Throw that bag across.
làŋ3làŋn91fictitious place2imaginary place3mythical placeƏ ndùə kə kə̂ Tûʼ tè ndù ə làŋAnd went as Tûʼ went to a mythical place
làŋəlàŋə̄n9/10animal spselàŋə
lanə faŋlánə̂fāŋv.pdelayMbvɨ ə ndùə lanə faŋa ndùə fumə.Fowl went and delayed there.
lanə njɔŋlánə́ndʒɔ́ŋn.p1/2delayerghəlanə njɔŋ
làpalàpān9/10loinclothselàpalàpase
lapteláptêVar.lafteDer. of lafvdress moderatelyÈ nə kɔ̂ŋɔ̀ tsɛ̂sə̀ sə laptə.He loves to be dressing moderately.
laynseláɲséadvUsed to strongly indicate something unexpected (not even)M paʼà laynse ndəʼ zɨ.I have not even heard at all.
laynteláɲtêvdelayChɔʼze ə ndwìə kɔʼɔ ə pìə nə zoyn kə mbvɨ ndu laynte, ə fè nyi sê zhi, ə ndo ndu ke əsi è ghɛ èsaynnə.Partridge got up and said that now that fowl has gone and delayed, if it were for him, let us move on with our discussion.elaynteēláɲtêv.n51delay2delayancelayntêzèlayntêe
làʼlàʔFrom EnglishlackvlackWùə vîu va ə è làʼà zəe.No one lacks a name.
làʼsèlàʔsèv1go crazyÈ və kɛse zhə̂tè laʼsè.He has gone crazy again.2disturbKə ghàyn fɨyn lâʼsè mi fa ndɛ ə ghɔyn ghɨyn!Stop disturbing me in this house this children!alàʼaālàʔān7/81foolish person2crazy personelàʼalàʼakelàʼavelàʼaalàʼaeelâʼsèēlâʔsèv.n5/13crazinesstelâʼsèlâʼsèzèlâʼsètèlâʼsèe
lese1lésêvdeceiveKə ò za nə wùə lese ghô!Do not allow yourself to be deceived by anyone!Syn.lə̀ʼsèeleseēlésêv.n5deceitteleselesêzèlesêtèlesêe
lese2lésén9/10masquerade typeselese
lɛ̀lɛ̀vforgetMə ndò lɛ̂ fɨake ə ndɛ.I have forgotten something in the house.lɛ̀sèlɛ̀sèvforgetMbvɨ ə ndò lɛ̂sè fɨake ə ndɛ.Fowl has forgetten something in the house.elɛ̂sèēlɛ̂sèv.n5forgetfulnesstelɛ̂sèlɛ̂sèzèlɛ̂sètèlɛ̂sèe
lɛ̀ pàŋlɛ̀pàŋv.pbe yellowishCho vəynze lɛ paŋàndò.His mouth is yellowish.
lɛ̀sèlɛ̀sèDer. of lɛ̀vforgetMbvɨ ə ndò lɛ̂sè fɨake ə ndɛ.Fowl has forgetten something in the house.
-ləndiminutive suffix
ləynlə́ɲn9/10type of clothseləyn
lə̀ynlə̀ɲFrom EnglishrentvrentÈ lə̀nə̀ ndɛ ə ghàs ə təʼ.He rents a house in our village.lə̀yntèlə̀ɲtèFrom EnglishrentvrentÈ nyi mə è və ndù lə̂yntè zəvəyn nə ndɛ.He has rented his own house.
lə̂ynlə̂ɲFrom Englishrentn9rent