Dictionary Entries explained

The dictionary entries consist of a headword followed by the pronunciation in brackets. Then, the plural form is given in parentheses. The abbreviation for the part of speech is given next followed by the nominal class, for nouns, and then the definition in English.

In the example that follows the nominal classes are 7 for singular and 6a for plural. There is additional information given about the spelling of the word in other dialects.

akô [āko᷇] (pl. mko) n 7/6a. forest. B. kôke. C. kôa.

In the next example, there are two related definitions given for this verb which are numbered. Also provided is the antonym or word of opposite meaning in Mmem.

se chinə kɔʼse [sētʃīnɜ̄kɔ́ʔsê] v. 1) push up. ant: se chinə tsose. 2) raise.

There are some words that are in the same class and have the same spelling, but have very different meanings. In the last example, below, the words appear as separate entries with subscripts.

atə₁ [ātɜ́] n 7. escape.

atə₂ [ātɜ᷅] n 7. plant of the garden egg family with edible leaves.