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yidvuMMdetthat; determiner specifying a particular thing, noun class 9
yídvuHHdetthose; determiner specifying particular things, noun class 10
yidvu leM MMprepon top
yii1MMn1pity2sympathy3mercyshen, cam shen, koo shen, koo yii
yii2HHyiilev1black in colour; there are only four basic colour terms in Noni: red (yɛɛ), black (yiile), white (mba), yellow (fiŋgɛŋgɛ)2dirtykeeyiiyɛɛ, fiŋgɛŋgɛ, mba
yiileMMLadjblack or green colourkeeyiileyiile diɛwɛ ɛbulɛadjsky blueyiile diɛwɛ ɛgayadjgreen; dirty; not cleanyiile diɛwɛ felleadjblueyiile diɛwɛ fintamadjthick blueyiile jimmadjpure black, greenyiile jiwejiweadjbrown; blue or greenyiile kfuwkfuwadjthick blackyiile nu dvuleadjbe dirtyyiile taytayadjdarkyiile tibtibadjdark
yiimɛnHHHvstingy or tight-fistedyiimɛnyiimeneyiimenèyiimenɛɛyene canken'yiimɛn
yii shemHH Midpersevere; to continue firmly in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or challengeskeeyii shemkuu shem, suu shem
yii yiiMM MMadvbe miserable
yikɛHHv1press, either literally or figuratively2tie down3restrain4repress5suppress6weighing downMwɛɛm yike me keseen nteen, tu me mbe ɛ mbom wase yew.Many things are pressing me now and I should have already built a house.keeyikɛyikɛyikeyikèyikɛɛkule, kay
yî...leM.Myî...eprepon; these two location words occur in combination, though separated by other words, to show the location of somethingBwe to tuu ɛkufɛ ke nyam e no leenci yî dwɛɛ le.A dog carried a bone and was crossing a bridge.
yile di ken eMH MMHn3/4bundle of woodken
yilɛHHvtie in a bundleYilɛ ken yin.Tie this firewood into a bundle.keeyilɛyilɛyileyilèyilɛɛ
yilidiyiliMMn5/13sweepings
yimewMHldetanother; determiner specifying a particular thing, noun class 9/10
yimiHLdetanother; determiner specifying a particular thing, noun class 9/10
yin1Mdetthese; determiner specifying particular things, noun class 4
yin2yínlm.Mdetthis; determiner specifying a particular thing, noun class 9/10Shie yin yaa to tuute ɛge kɛ, njefo nyimshie to yaa koole yî dvú le kɛ.The hen never laid eggs because there was no cock to cross it.
yin3yínlh.Hn9/10maggot
yiŋsɛnHHvfill something to the top with something elsekeeyiŋsɛnyiŋsɛnyiŋseneyiŋsenèyiŋsenɛɛ
yiwMv1give way2go aside3defer toYiwɛ ye ɛ me enfey.Give way and let me pass.keeyiwyiwɛyiikeyiikèyiwɛɛ
yiyinyiyinHMdethere it is/there they are; determiner, noun class 9/10
yo1yeneH.HHproyour; second person plural possessive pronoun, class 4Ŋɛɛ yin nu yo?Are these your fields?
yo2yeneH.HHproyour; second person plural possessive pronoun, class 10Bíe yin nu yo?Are these your goats?
yo3yeneL.LLproyour; second person plural possessive pronoun class 9Yew yin nu yew yo?Is this your house?