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jiriunspec. var.jriv1give birth, hatch or multiplyIsrael leele pre na jiri mna nɛɛ tataara, mna faŋga ta.The people of Israel brought forth and became many and were strong.2to sneezeKpatɔ u gbun; ki tia a wra jri.He has cold; that is why he is sneezing.3crack open shells, groundnuts, or eggsNi shie boŋgrɛ jri haa.I am going to shell groundnuts.
jle1vpeepU u jle tokro kre nu.He peeped at him through the window.2advfirstU twanfɛɛnlɛ pre nsra kee nyjɛ krɛrɛ nɔɔloo jle.His disciples were not able to understand these things at first.
jlewoadjfirstSena jlewo wre nyi hin?Where is the first one?
jlo1vburpU yɔɔ mu tro; ki tia u jlo.He was more than full; that made him burp.2nfirst bornPie u nyɛni mbe fooro kpɔɔ li imi na lewo u biblɔ jlo nyɛni.They will grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.
jlomnclanJlom shiin gbi yii wa chia kre na.The village has only two clans.
jlom lopomnhead of familyNa u lɛ ku, wre we pe jlom lopom.When his father died, he will be the head of the family.
jlomunclanPe u tɛɛ jllomu lopom na aŋga.They made him head of a clan today.
jlonweenentrancePe jlonwee kre tɔ.They closed the entrance.
jloŋgonstoring potJloŋgo pe yira ŋga nu fawolo naa simi leni.This storing pot was used in the olden days to store drink.
jlɔnyinchainsJlɔnyi yire pile.The chains are broken.
jniŋgenone of the six rotational days in NafaanraJniŋge ble pe chlɔ teeri nyuŋgo.On this day they move the bride to the home of her bridegroom.
joliadvbumpyWeele, na nyuɛ kro we pe mbrɛrɛ, a kooloe nyjɛ yi glɔma, mu joli, joli, yire kro, pie yi fraka, mbe yi gbeele.The valleys and the mountains shall be made level and the roads that are bumpy made smooth. All this they shall make right.
joponresting dayAjuan ble pe jopo mu falifɛɛnlɛ ŋga.Friday is a resting day for the farmers.
nfish netPe mbro yiri na jɔ ni.They catch fish with a net.
jɔlinswallowFoo wre nyukwan wre jɔli.The python swallowed the dog.
jɔŋginsnare/trapKofi jɔŋgi pɛɛri mu kotro yii.Kofi has caught a dove with a snare.
jɔŋgɔvmoveFuŋga pe kaa kre gbeele mu kɔ, a ki jɔŋgɔ ki titɛɛ.Now that they have repaired the car, it has moved from where it was.
jɔɔnnchair, stoolKofi sɛ na u jɔɔn kre ni sukuu.Kofi went with his chair to school.
jrawariadvcovetousnessE eyɛ dɔɔta nyiɛlɛ jrawari sisaa na.You be careful to not have eyes of covetousness.
jreadjfaint, collapseU jre a pe u tio mu sɛ dɔkita.He fainted and so they have carried him to the hospital.
jriunspec. var. ofjiri
juvstealU finyjie ju jafa na.He stole some yams from the market.
juaraanpiece of a broken thingMbe pe kla na chɔ juaraa yi.I will spoil them like pot pieces.
juarivbreakChɔ kre to mu juari.The pot fell and broke.
jukajukaadvthe way a fool walksLa, jijuo we nyaari jukajuka mbe sɛ to kala nu.But a foolish person will walk proudly to fall into trouble.