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vto fail to get well cookedKwa wusu fɛ etiə tɔ̀yn ə ndɔ̀ŋ sɛ nə̀ nâa. Make fire underneath that pot else those potatoes would fail to get well cooked.Syn.pfɨ̀yn3
namnámn2thing (used in speech to refer to a thing whose name does not readily come to mind as one speaks)
naŋtenáŋtêvto shoot as second personÈ tɨm, m vɛ m naŋte.He shot and I seconded.
nanâsnánâssenanâsn9/10pineappleAnanas comosusnanâsèF.ananas
nàsûŋənàsûŋəsenàsûŋ̀ən9/10cocoyam cultivarSyn.andâŋ ə taŋndomanàsûŋ̀əse
nàynnàɲvto go straightNànə ndùə kə əvəyn ə ndɛ ə pfɨfə sê vəyn nə è ghayn ghe sê mi ni ə?Go straight to his house and ask him what is this that he has done to me.nàyntèv1straighten2go straight
naynə kɔʼɔ ndùnáɲnə᷇kɔ̄ʔɔ̄ndùv.pto examine; to observe (for some time)Mə njì shiŋə̀kè ə naynnə kɔʼɔ ndùə əghɛ ətəynghe ə kotə nə è kyi va ngəʼ.I have taken time to observe everything and have come to the conclusion that he has no problem.
naynnenáɲnêv1to look at; watchGhənə ə naynnə kə ni, ə chɔʼɔ pə kə èkwiyn, ə tùŋə̀ ndùə əvəyn esas.After looking at her, they removed a tail and stuck onto her anus.2to checkGhàyn ndù naynne tso nə ə̀ mɛɛ pfɨ èkè fɛ.Go and check which goat is bleating there.
naynnə asináɲnə́āsív.pto look aheadÈ vɛ è tyəmə fumə ə naynnə asi kə tyàfə ghaʼa.He stood there and looked ahead and it was too long for him.
naynnə epâmnáɲnə́ēpâmv.pto look behindM kɛsə naynnə va epàm.I am not looking behind again.
naynnə fɨsenáɲnə᷇fɨ́sêv.pto look outwardÈ vɛ è kɔʼɔ tyəmə ə fekyə̀ naynnə fɨsə apùʼ əndɛa.He stood on a chair and was looking through a crevice.
naynnə kɔʼsenáɲnə᷇kɔ́ʔsêv.p1to look upwardÈ vɛ è piə è naynnə kɔʼsə ndò, kaʼ fətəynfe ə pfɨfə sê vəyn nə; "m fo gho, o' zoyn mi sè kɛsə naynnə sə ghe?"As he was about looking up, the tree asked him; I have given you, why are you looking at me again? "2to look up toGhɨghe tsɨə kə fa nyi ə naynnə kɔʼsə pə̂ sê ghò.There are many people who are looking up to you here.
naynnə ndzɨsenáɲnə᷇ndzɨ́sêv.pto look into; to look inwardPu tsɨs ə vəyn etipì naynnə ndzɨsə esas əvəyn.A dog is sitting beside her and looking into her anus.
naynnə tɛsenáɲnə᷇tɛ́sêv.pto look straight aheadÈ vɛ è tyəmə fumə naynnə tɛsə ndùə tə̀ʼ zɛ ə ghənə ndô pə̂yn ətəyn.He stood there and was looking straight at the quarter where they came from.
naynnə tsosenáɲnə᷇tsósêv.pto look downwardÈ vɛ è tyəmə fumə naynnə tsosə ndùə afɔŋne kɛ ə ghənə ndô fɨ kɔʼ pə̂yn ətəyn.He stood there and was looking down the valley from where they came from.
naynnə tyàŋsènáɲnə᷇tʲàŋsèv.pto look acrossÈ və tyəmə̂ fu naynnə tyâŋsə ndùə təʼ zɛ əhgənə ndô pə̀yn ətəyn.He stood there and was looking across to the quarter from where they came.
nàyntènàɲtèv1to straightenKyi vayn vɛ ə shìnə̀ nâyntə̀ tèkɔyn tə vəynte.Hold that child and straighten his arms.2to go straightƏ ò kɔʼ mɨ̂sè chî twɔŋ, ò nàyntə̀ tɛ kə ndò!Once you climb the hill, go straight!Der. of nàyn
naʼa--náʔà-pfxemphatic wordÈ wàmnə̀ va, naʼà sechə.He doesn't talk, not a bit (not all).
naʼànáʔàreally (emphatic marker)Ghàs əkɨ̂m ə kê nə ò nyi ke naʼà wùndomə̀.We have all realise tht you are really a man.
naʼà àchûŋnaʔààtʃûŋadvvery wellE zɛze fɔmə ə̂? Naʼà àchûŋ.Is it tasteful? Very well.
naʼà àkɨ̂mnáʔà:kɨ̂madvallKwe tsɨ̀se kàʼ mɛ naʼàkɨ̂m.Carry away all that wood.
naʼà àpinaʔààpiadvso badGhàyn ə nə̀yn ghɛe ze pofə naʼà àpi.You have done something which is so bad.
naʼàpî-náʔàpî-adv1even (concessive introducer)M tè nə̂ fânə̀ ə̀soyn ghɨmə, naʼàpî ghò. Naʼàpî zoyn.I used to be afraid of my friends, even you. And, even now.Ben, in the above example, it is difficult to determine the grammatical category of the prefix 'naʼàpî-' because it can attached to a pronoun and to an adverb. Sir Help!2even; every; any Ə̂ ze kyâyn naʼàpî zàyn, ə ò fiə kə ghoghe ə pɛ̀.Any way it happens, take it two handed.
naʼàpî àkè náʔàpīàkèpronanything; everythingƏ̂ è kwùnə̀ naʼàpî àkè əm zhi.Anything she cooks, I will eat.
naʼapî ghàynnáʔàpîɣàɲproneven you (pl); you too (pl); even you (pl)È pìə va səmɔʼ, Naʼapî ghàyn!He is not saying the truth and you too!