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habituallyyíeptcrepeatedly, habitually, alwaysU yie kɔ taŋ kʋbala. He used to go to a certain town.yaaŋptchabituallyMa 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.
haemorrhoidskpantɩnpiles, haemorrhoids2.5Health2.5.2Disease
hailstoneduontabɩɩŋnhailstone1.1.3.3Rain
hair-pʋnʋŋnhair, fur, bristlenyupʋnaahair (of the head)bʋʋpʋnaagoat's fur2.1Body
hair (of head)nyupʋnʋŋnhair (of head)2.1.1Head
hair shaverwanzaŋ 1nhair shaver2Person
hairstylenyupɛgɩŋnhairstyle2.1.1Head
halflebinumhalf
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 villagenyɩnnɩaanhalf section of village, moiety2Person
half-pennyamisiŋnhalf-penny6.8.6.1Monetary units
halfpenny (half a pesewa)pisinunhalfpenny (half a pesewa)6.8.6Money
hammer-headed batjɩ́ŋnhammer-headed bat1.6.1.1.8Bat
hammer-headed storkkemegenhammerkop, hammer-headed stork1.6.1.2Bird
hammerkopkemegenhammerkop, hammer-headed stork1.6.1.2Bird
hammockgeliŋgeliŋnbed, hammock, stretcher
handnɩsɩŋ 1nhand, 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 sɩɩŋnhandful
handlejólónhandledaaŋ 1nwood, stick, beam6.6.3.2Wood
hang (to death)lieŋi 2vto hungBa dii gaarʋ la sarɩya aŋ lieŋu.They judged the thief's case and hanged 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.
happinesstʋɔtɔrʋŋnhappiness, joy3.4.1.2Happy