6.6. Occupation

adɩn2adɪ̃́n.blacksmith bellowsNɩ gbede adɩn ɩtɩtɩ a, ɔmɛ́ɛtalɩ fwi mʋ ogya.If a blacksmith's bellows tear, he cannot blow his fire.6.6.2.3Working with metal
agoagoʔdial. var.agonNn.velvetƆlɛdɩda agon tati Istatɔ.He put on a velvet cloth for Easter.6.6.1.1Cloth
akapɛakapɛ́ʔ(H)From:Akanakapɛn.a pair of scissorsAnɩtɔpʋ akapɛ dɩnkɩ anɩ imi nɩ ɩbla. When our hair is too long we cut it with scissors.We use scissors to cut our hair when it is long.6.6.1Working with cloth5.4.3.5Cut hair6.7.1Cutting tool
akooákǒː(H)From:Akanakoon.1African Grey parrotPsittacus erithacusAkoo otedu bʋ akɩlɛ.Parrot's tailfeathers are beautiful.Akoo amʋ gyon oyitɔ. The parrot is perching in the tree.1.6.1.2Bird2carpenter's tool for removing nails6.7.5Fastening tool6.6.3Working with wood
asaawaasǎːwa(H) From:Akanasaawan.threadƆlɔpʋ asaawa amʋ tswɩ bɩnasʋ.She lost the thread.She put the thread down on left side.Ɔlɔyɔ a, asaawa amʋ ɔdɛ amʋ a, ɔlɔpʋ tswɩ bɩnasʋ. As she went, the thread she was holding, she lost it.6.6.1Working with cloth
atɔ ɔbɩnpʋatɔ ɔbɪ̃́mpʊcomp. ofatɔ 1bɩnɔ- -pʋn.seamstress or tailorAtɔ ɔbɩnpʋ amʋ dɛ mɩ atadɩɛ bɩn.The seamstress/tailor is sewing my clothes.6.6.1Working with cloth
atɔ ɔblɩpʋatɔ́ ɔblɪ́pʊcomp. ofatɔ 1blɩ1 1ɔ- -pʋn.a blacksmith6.6.2.3Working with metal
bakabakán.a basketScfblawunubasketlakpabasket6.6.4.2Weaving baskets and mats6.7.3Carrying tool
bia ogyipʋcomp. ofgyi biacomp. ofgyi2 2bia2 3ɔ- -pʋn.merchantPapa Asiedu gyi bia ogyipʋ.Papa Asiedu is a merchant.Atɔ ɔfɛpʋ amʋ ɔlɔhɔ atɔ ba bɛfɛ.The petty trader bought things in order to come and sell.cfatɔ ɔfɛpʋtrader6.6Occupation6.8.4.2Sell
bɩnbɪ̃ʔ v.to sew somethingNkɛtɔ a, aha bʋtɛbɩn atadɩɛ pɔpwɛ. On festive days, people sew new clothes.Atɔ ɔbɩnpʋ amʋ dɛ mɩ atadɩɛ bɩn. The seamstress/tailor is sewing my clothes.Mɩ ntʋkʋta latɩtɩ, nɔ́pʋ ya ntʋkʋta ɔlapʋ ɔbɩn mʋ́ ha mɩ. My sandals have torn, I will take them to the cobbler to have him sew them for me.6.6.1Working with clothcomp.atɔ ɔbɩnpʋseamstress/tailor
bokitibókitiʔpl.abokitiFrom:Engbucketn.bucketOtsibi amʋ dɛ atɔ fwɩ bokiti amʋtɔ.The girl is washing in the bucket.6.6.7.2Conveying water1.5.3Grass, herb, vine6.7.7Container
botoduabotodua (H)pl.abotoduaFrom:Akanbɔtɔ duan.bambooBotodua bɔɩhɛ bʋ ogya. Sʋ nɩ fʋdɛpʋ yɔ agyʋma a, kɩ wanklaan; tsufɛ ɩtɛka.Split bamboo is sharp so if you are working with it be careful because it cuts.6.2.5.4Plant product6.6.3Working with wood
da ɩkpʋndá ɪk͡pʊ̃ʔ(L)ph. v. ofda2ɩkpʋnv.to tie a knot6.6.4.1CordageIdiom:da ansɩtɔ ɩkpʋndisappointed, look
daɩdaɪ v.hammer as a blacksmithMɩ otsobi amʋ ɔnɔ lawu. Nɔpʋ ya abʋdaɩ mʋ́ ɔnɔ ha mɩ. My hoe's edge has become dull. I will take it there that they should hammer its edge for me.Mɩ otsobi amʋ ɔnɔ lawu. Nɔpʋ ya Kofi, ɔdaɩ mʋ́ ɔnɔ ha mɩ. My hoe is dull. I will take it to Kofi so that he should smith it for me.Daɩ ɔtɩ ha mɩ.Smith a hoe for me.Gbede amʋ dɛ otsobi ɔnɔ daɩ. The blacksmith is sharpening (hammering) the hoe blade.6.6.2.3Working with metal
datɔdátɔ (L) pl.adatɔn.metalMatsu oyi ɔtʋ amʋ, mboun tsu datɔ klɛ amʋ. Don't take the wooden ladle, instead take the metal one.Matsu datɔ ɔtʋ amʋ, mboun tsu oyi klɛ amʋ.Don't take the metal ladle, instead bring the wooden one.Nɩ fɔdɔ ndɔ a, ɩlehian ánɩ́ fénya adatɔ. Adatɔ amʋ kʋ aná gyi: krantɩɛ, ɔtɩ, ɔfɛ bangya pʋ́ otsobi.If you will make a farm it is necessary that you will get metal tools. Some of these tools are: cutlass, hoe, axe and mattock.Datɔ ɔfɛ tɔwa ɔsa mlin dʋn fla. Wire (metal rope) tangles more easily than vine.1.2.2.3Metal6.6.2.3Working with metalder.ɔdatobinail
datobidatobin.a carpenter's nailɔdatobi bɛda ɩban amʋ ha mɩ.Remove a nail (from where it is) and come in order to hammer it into the fence. Remove a nail to hammer it into the fence for me.Datɔbi kʋ pɛ bʋtɔpʋ wa ɔpɔnkɔ ɔnɔ, pʋ damli mʋ suna mʋ tɔa ɔbwɛ.A small bit only they put in a horse's mouth, to turn it and show it what it should do.6.6.3Working with wood
finfɛfiɱfɛn.sisal like plant used to weave opuntu bags6.6.1Working with cloth1.5.3Grass, herb, vine
fotofotoFrom:Engphoton.photographcfnfunipicture6.6.5.2Photography
gbede1g͡bedéʔ(H) n.blacksmithGbede amʋ dɛ otsobi ɔnɔ daɩ. The blacksmith is sharpening (hammering) the edge of the hoe.6.6.2.3Working with metal
gyumagyihɛʤumaʤihɛcomp. ofagyʋmagyi2 2n.work6.9.2Work for someone6.6Occupation6.1Work
ibunibṹʔ pl.abunn.well (water)Ibun amʋ bʋ oklu, sʋ mmɛ́ɛtalɩ sa ntsu amʋ. Tsufɛsɛ, mɩ ɔfɛ amʋ mɔ́ɔfʋn. The well is deep so I cannot draw water from it because my rope will not reach.6.6.7.2Conveying water1.3.1.4Spring, well
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n.1termite moundAbaba bʋtɔpwɛ isin tsia mʋ́tɔ, bʋtɔkwɛ atɛ.Termites sculpt mounds and live in it. They sprout wings.Afio, mʋ́ nwun lɛtɛɩ. Mʋ́ oyi bʋswɩ. Ɩtɔwa ɔdwɛ oputsutɔ. Bʋtɛkaka mʋ́ wa oputsutɔ, ɩtɔkwɛ isinsʋ.Afio, it's head is wide. It's stalk is long. It makes soup sweet. They chop it up into soup. It grows in a termite mound.Bʋtamalɩɩ isinsʋ tsii kpasi.They never stand on an ant hill and gossip about kpasi.6.2.5.3Gather wild plantsIdiom:kwɛ dɩnka isinsʋfortunate2clay from termite mound used for pottery & hearths1.2.2.1Soil, dirt6.6.2.4Working with clay
ɩkpʋnɪk͡pʊ̃ʔ(L)n.knotBʋtamatsʋn oserebiyinsʋ yɛda ɩkpʋn.If an elder is in the house nothing is done without his knowledge – so consult him.They never by pass the thumb tie a knot.6.6.4.1Cordage7.5.4Tieph. v.da ɩkpʋntie knot
ɩsɩ tsɩahɛɪsɪ t͡sɪáhɛ́comp. ofɩsɩtsɩa-hɛn.mortar used in brickwork6.6.2.8Working with bricks6.5.3Building materials
kakaʋkakaʊ (H) n.stiff mat made from stripped palm branchesNɔ́yɔ kpa awaimbi da kakaʋ pʋ tin mɩ gyadɩ. I will go strip palm branches and make a palm branch mat and block my kitchen door with.6.6.4.2Weaving baskets and mats6.5.2.1Wall
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