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yaaexclamationpleaseYaa jʋʋ ŋaa lɩɩŋ kɔ.Please, go and get some water.
yaaŋcfyíeprthabituallyMá yaaŋ sɩ́ daha jʋʋ.Do not keep coming here.
yàaràprtto be good, to be better Ba nɛ fa yaara joŋ nʋʋ la a yallɛ ʋ nɛ kpɩa.They would have done better to sell the oil.
yàarɛ̀vto be dull, stupid, sillyBile yaara nɛ.The child is silly.
-yaarɩŋ-adjsfxdull, stupid, foolish, sillypieyaaraastupid sheep
-yaayaacf-fuolo-pɛɩ-adjsfxuseless, worthless, poor qualitygɛrɩyaayaashirt of poor quality
yadiisʋɔnankind of small grass
yafʋʋlʋŋn11. seed-head of grass22. wheat
yagɛv1to throw and hit, splash out sth. and hitƲ yagɛmɛ arɩ tabɩɩŋ.He stoned me.2to play a finger bellƲ yagɛ kpala.He played a finger bell.3to lock a doorŊ yagɛ mɩ boiŋ niiŋ nɛɛ?Did you lock my door?4to have sexNʋʋ haal nɛ ʋ yagɛ ba kɛŋ.He played sex with somebobdy's wife and they caught him.id. Wulumuŋ yaga nɛ.It is hot season.
yagɛ ... haalaidiomto have sexNʋʋ haal nɛ ʋ yagɛ ba kɛŋ.He played sex with somebody's wife and they caught him
yagɛ bʋŋidiomto do sth. in vainLa mʋa dɩ la kɛsɛ chenfilee nɛ ama la yagɛ bʋŋ nɛ.We went for fishing but we toiled in vain.
yagɛ kpaŋkpanteidiomto be on footJɩnɩŋ mɩ basikuuri tuo, ŋɩɩ nɛ tɩɩ mɩɩ yagɛ kpaŋkpante.Today my bicycle is not there, that is why I am on foot.
yagɩsɛvto get fewerPiedaara bɩ piesee ka beŋ woruŋ, ŋɩɩ nɛ tɩɩ ba kala yagɩsɛ.The shepherd is not taking good care of the sheep, that is why there are only a few left.
yakʋɔŋgrassland
yalacftuloadvwrong side, wrong waySɩ́ kɛŋ gɛrɩ la pilimi yala.Do not wear your cloth inside out.
yalɩbɛvto be diseased Tɩa la yalɩba nɛ.The tree is diseased.
yalɩŋnsale, selling price
yallɛv1to sellMɩ jaŋ yallɛ nammɩa.I am going to sell meat.2to betrayƲ jommi yallɛ nɛ.He betrayed me.
yaŋcfbagagɩrɩŋn1grass, hay2bush, backwoods, field, yam fieldBa kiri gaara, ʋ fá jʋʋ yaŋ tʋɔŋ.They chased a thief and he ran into the bush.
yaŋ daalusuŋnweedicide
yaraanbodyƲ yaraa ka tɩsɛ nɛ.His body is itching.
yarɩbieriŋidiomjealousy, envyHaal la kɛŋ yarɩbieriŋ.The woman has jealousy
yarɩbireennakedness
yarɩdan1(Hs.) agreement2confidence3faith, belief
yarɩfɩɛlaa1nhealth (good)2idiompeace