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IpronI, me, my
I (emph. form of mi)mɩnapron. emph.I (emph. form of mi)
I agreetɔ́ɔ̀exclall right, I agreeTɔɔ, mɩ jaŋ kɔ.All right, I will come.9.2Part of speech
idoltɔmʋŋ 2nidol, fetish
ifdɩ̀2 2ptc‘if’ used in first part of a conditionDɩ ŋ nɛ bɩ kɔ, mɩ dʋndʋŋa jaŋ mʋ.If you do not come, I will go alone.
ignorelaa bil sɛmɛv phrto ignore, put asideLaa wɩɩ la bil sɛmɛ. Ignore the matter.bee kieli/bene kieliv phrneglect, ignoreBa bee kielu nɛ.He has been ignored.3.1.2.4Ignorejoŋ harɩŋ yɩaidto ignoreƲ joŋ harɩŋ yɩa wɩɩ la nɛ. He ignored the matter.3.1.2.4Ignore
illwɩɩlɛvto be illƲʋ wɩɩlɛ nɛ, ʋ bɩ tɩntɩŋŋaa wuo tɩŋ.He is ill and cannot do any work.2.5Health2.5.1Sick
illegitimate childmɛŋgaabii/mɛŋgaabienillegitimate child, bastard (used as insult)
illiteratenyʋlɩma/nyʋlʋŋ 2nilliterateid. Ʋ ŋaa nyʋlʋŋ nɛ.He is an illiterate.
illuminationpulo 2na powerful juju
illustratedagɛ 1vto show, illustrate, describeDagɛ baal la wombiiŋ dɩ ʋ mʋ.Show the man the way to go.3.6.1Show, explain
imagedaaliimiŋnshadow, image8.3.3.2.1Shadow
Image (photonagɩŋ/nagɩsɩŋ 4nimage (photo)
imagine, to think aboutbee mʋ nav phrimagine, to think about...Bee mʋ na ŋɩɩ ŋ sɩ tɩma, ʋ zɔmɔɔ?Think about what you did, is it good?3.2.1.2Imagine
imitatechɛbɛ (plus obj.) 2vto ape, imitateBile yie chɛbɛɛ ŋaa wɩaa nɛ.The child always apes everybody.chèsì (plus obj.) vto imitate, apeMɩɩ chɛ mɩ chesiŋ nɛ.I want to imitate you.
immediatelypʋ́ʋrámod vimmediatelyMɩ tʋʋsɛ bile nɛ, ʋ pʋʋra na baanɩŋ.When I insulted the child he lost his temper immediately.
immigrantjʋjʋʋlanimmigrant2Person
immoral behaviour of a man towards sb.'s wifemʋɔraanimmoral behaviour of a man towards sb.'s wife
immoralityŋmʋsʋŋ 1nimmorality, adulteryƲ ŋaa ŋmʋsʋŋ nɛ. She committed adultery.
impatiencechinchelliŋnimpatience4.3Behaviorwʋlɩmɩŋ 2nexcitement, impatience, anxiety4.4.2Trouble
impatientlybasa basaadv.(Twi) undisciplined, without thought, impatientlyƲ bɩ basa basa ŋaa.He does not do things hurriedly.4.3Behavior
impede sth.pugivto hinder, impede sth.Ʋ pugi mɩ tɩntɩŋŋaa nɛ.He has hinder my work.
important-fɩaŋ 2-adjimportant thing/personnandɔnfɩaŋbest friendsɩɩfɩaŋ important thing8.3.7.5Important
important matter-fɩaŋ 2-adjimportant thing/personnandɔnfɩaŋbest friendsɩɩfɩaŋ important thing8.3.7.5Important
important or powerfulkuorivto become rich, important or powerfulBaal la kuoro nɛ.The man has become rich.