4.7.5. Trial

adansɩɛadã́nsɪɛ(H) From:Akanadansɩn.witnessAsa fɔ́yɔ asʋn ogyikpa a, fódunka ɔha ánɩ́ obégyi fʋ adansɩɛ. Before you go to arbitration, you will search for the person that will be your witness.4.7.5.5Witness, testify
asʋn ogyikpaasʊ̃́ oʤík͡pâʔcomp. ofgyi asʋncomp. ofgyi2 2asʋn 3ogyikpacomp. ofgyi2ɔ- -kpan.place of arbitration; courtOyin amʋ ɔyɔ asʋn ogyikpa. The man is going to arbitration / court.Amʋ́ kɛn dɛpʋ mlɩ ya asʋn ogyikpa nɩ. These are the same ones who are taking you to courtOyin amʋ lɛka ɩwɩ lɛ asʋn ogyikpa ɩnʋ, mʋ́sʋ besi mʋ ɩwɩ kie mʋ.The man defended himself in the court and therefore he was set free.4.7.5Trial
deduadedua(H)n.evidenceOyin amʋ lɛblɩ asʋn yɔ mɩ, sʋ nɛkɩta asʋn amʋ dedua ánɩ́ nɛ́tɩ mʋ ɔkʋ wa.The man spoke against me, I had an evidence in his speech and I will call him before an elder.Anɩlakɩta mʋ́ dedua.We have had an evidence.4.7.5.5Witness, testify
fiinfĩ́ːinterj.ritual declaration that it will surely not occur4.7.5.7Take oath
gyi asʋnʤi asʊ̃́ comp. ofgyi2 2asʋn 3v.to judge a caseBeyegyi asʋn. They are going to judge the case.3.2.2.3Evaluate, test4.7.5Trial4.7.6Judge, render a verdict
ka ɩwɩ lɛká ɪwɪ lɛ́ʔ (H)comp. ofka1 2ɩwɩ 13n.to defend oneselfOyin amʋ lɛka ɩwɩ lɛ asʋn ogyikpa ɩnʋ, mʋ́sʋ besi mʋ ɩwɩ kie mʋ.The man defended himself in the court and therefore he was set free.4.7.5.4Defend against accusation
ka ntamka ntam From:Akanka ntamcomp. ofka3ntamv.to make an oathOwie pɔpwɛ amʋ ɛ ɔbɛ́ka ntam suna ahanden amʋ. The new chief also will swear an oath to the elders.4.7.5.7Take oath4.6.1Ruler
ka X yabiká X yabi(H)id. ofka1 2ka3yabiv.to swear4.7.5.7Take oath
kasɛkásɛv.to swear4.7.5.7Take oath4.9.7.7Animism
kla1klaʔ (L) v.1to read a book or paperKla ɔwʋlʋ amʋ koklo anɩ fɛ́ɛ́ anu. Read the letter loudly so that we all can hear.3.6.2School3.5.7.3Readder.aklalɛreadable2to give witness in a caseOyin amʋ dɛ mʋ asʋn kla. The man is presenting his case.Kla mʋ́ a fʋ yin tsu asʋn amʋ ɩwɩ. Tell what you know about the matter.4.7.5.5Witness, testify3to gossip about someoneBʋ dɛ amʋ́ aba kla ki. They are gossiping about their neighbours.cfkpɛblɩgossiptsii1gossipyiyi1gossip3.5.1.8.4Gossip4to count; to recite numbers8.1.2Count
mansʋmán!sʊ́From:Akanmansʋn.desire to litigateOyin amʋ tɔtswɩ mansʋ dʋbɩ, sʋ aha bʋtenya mʋ ifu.The man always puts down litigation (is quick to take people to arbitration or court) so people are afraid of him.Mansʋ ɔtswɩpʋ ogyi.He is a litigious person.4.7.5.3Accuse, confront
ntamntam From:Akanka ntamn.oathOmankrado laka ntam ha Omanhene.Omankrado has sworn an oath to Paramount Chief.Owie pɔpwɛ amʋ ɛ ɔbɛ́ka ntam suna awie amʋ. The new chief also he will swear an oath in front of the chiefs.Mlɩmaka hwɩɩ ntam. Don't swear by anything.cfsuan sunaswear4.7.5.7Take oathcomp.Bulu Ntam PɔpwɛNew Testament
ɔdansɩyinɔdãnsɪyĩʔpl.adansɩfɔn.one who witnesses4.7.5.5Witness, testify
samasã́mâʔ From:Engsummonv.to take someone to court or arbitrationOyin amʋ layɛsama mʋ nyawie amʋ. The man has called his friend to go to arbitration.4.7.5.3Accuse, confront
suan sunasuan suna ph. v. ofsuansuna 1v.to swearAhandɛn amʋ bɔ́wa awie amʋtɔ ɔkʋlɛ ánɩ́ oyosuan suna owie pɔpwɛ amʋ. The elders will send one of the chiefs to go and swear to the new chief.cfntamoath4.7.5.7Take oath
tɛtɛ1tɛ́tɛʔ der. ofREDUP1v.1to search by scratching; as a fowlƆbatebi ɔtɛtɛ nwunasʋ dʋbɩ a, ɔtɔtʋ mʋ yín awu. When you are too inquisitive, you will find out things you don't want to know.When a chick scratches the trash heap too much, it will meet its mother's bones.7.6.1Search1.6.4.2Animal eating2to investigateNdɛ mʋ ɔnɔtɔ asʋn tɛtɛ nu. I am pecking at his mouth for words.I am investigating him (I am milking him for information).4.7.5.1Investigate a crime
tɩn ɔnɔcomp. oftɩn1 1ɔnɔ 6v.to make a false excuseƆplɔɩ bʋtɔpʋ tɩn ɔnɔ wɩ nyambi.They take rotten meat to stop protests, eat maggots.Mmekle a nɔ́yɔ agyʋma amʋ. Ndekle a nɔ́yɔ ndɔtɔ sʋ napina pʋ sumbi amʋ tɩn ɔnɔ yɔ ndɔtɔ.I don't want to go to the communal labour. I want to go the farm so I pretended to have an errand to make an excuse to go to the farm.Mapʋ kebi amʋ tɩn ɔnɔ, ba ayɔ.Don't use your child as a false excuse, let's go.4.3.5.5Deceive4.7.5.4Defend against accusation
tsula ɩkɔt͡súlá ɪkɔ (H)v.to pledge a vow4.7.5.7Take oath
tʋn2tʊ̃́ʔ v.1to severely breach the lawNɩ owie ɔwa mbla, fɔtʋn mʋ́ a, ɔtɛbɩtɩ fʋ asʋ. If a chief should make a law and you break it, he punishes you.4.7.3Break the law2to break an oath; to forswear yourselfNɩ mɩ ɛ asʋn lɔtʋ fʋ, nɛsrɩ si fʋ a, nɛka nɔtʋn. As for me, if trouble comes to you and l run away and leave you, l have broken my oath.4.7.5.7Take oath