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habituallyyíeptcrepeatedly, habitually, alwaysU yie kɔ taŋ kʋbala. He used to go to a certain town.yaaŋptchabituallyMá yaaŋ sɩ́ daha jʋʋ.Do not keep coming here.4.3Behavior
hackta1 1vto cut, chop, hackKɛŋ haŋgbel la mʋ ta.Go and chop the bone.
haemorrhoidskpantɩn, piles, haemorrhoids2.5Health2.5.2Disease
hailstoneduontabɩɩŋn, hailstone1.1.3.3Rain
hair-pʋnʋŋ-nounhair, fur, bristle, feathernyupʋnaahair (of the head)bʋʋpʋnaagoat's fur2.1Body
hair (of head)nyupʋnʋŋn, hair (of head)2.1.1Head
hair shaverwanzaŋ 1n, hair shaver2Person
hairstylenyupɛgɩŋn, hairstyle2.1.1Head
halflebinum.half
half closed the eye half waynyʋgɛvto close the eye half way, to squintƲ sɩaa wɩɩ nɛ, ŋɩɩ nɛ tɩɩ ʋ kaa nyʋgɛ ŋɩɩ.His eyes are hurting, that is why he is squinting them like that.
half section of villagenyɩnnɩaan, half section of village, moiety2Person
half-pennyamisiŋn, half-penny6.8.6.1Monetary units
halfpenny (half a pesewa)pisinun, halfpenny (half a pesewa)6.8.6Money
hammer-headed batjɩ́ŋn, hammer-headed bat1.6.1.1.8Bat
hammer-headed storkkemegen, hammerkop, hammer-headed stork1.6.1.2Bird
hammerkopkemegen, hammerkop, hammer-headed stork1.6.1.2Bird
hammockgeliŋgeliŋn, bed, hammock, stretcher
handnɩsɩŋ 1n, hand, armƲ paa ʋ nɩsaa chʋŋ ʋ nyuŋ lɛ.He put his hands on his head (in order to express sorrow).2.1Body
hand or pass overyɩ̀a 1vto hand or pass overBa joŋ sʋʋ la yɩa kalɩbaa.They handed the corpse over to the Sextons.Joŋ boribiiŋ yɩa.Give me the key.
handfulnagulumuŋ sɩɩŋn, handful
handlejólón, handledaaŋ 1n, wood, stick, beam6.6.3.2Wood
hang (to death)lieŋi 2vto hangBa dii gaarʋ la sarɩya aŋ lieŋu.They declared the thief guilty and hung him.2Person
hang sth. upsagɛvto hang sth. upJoŋ puri la sagɛ.Hang the bag up.
happenŋaa 4vto happenSɩ́ leŋe dɩ wɩɩ la ŋaa.Don't let the matter happen.
happinesstʋɔtɔrʋŋn, happiness, joy3.4.1.2Happy