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labour paid in advance or dailypachɩmɩŋnlabour paid in advance or daily
labourerfoli tɩntɩnnangovernment worker, labourer, civil-servant6.1.1Worker
lacesʋavto lace, to embroiderƲ sʋa gɛrɩŋ baŋŋaa.He embroidered the neck of the dress.
lace (as with vuɔla)1vlace Mɩ jaŋ fɔ bɔsɔ.I will lace a mat.
lacktɛsɛ 1vincapableƲ tɛsɛ doluŋ lɛ.He has no strength.
lack of sth.losuŋ 2nlack of sth.
ladderlusuncholuŋnladder
ladlelahanspoon, ladledasɔhɔncalabash spoon, ladle5.1Household equipment
lakefuoŋnriver, stream, lake, pool, swamp1.3.1.3River
lampchaanɩŋnlantern, lamp8.3.3.1.1Light source
land markmagɩlɩŋ 2nland marktinteeŋ magɩlɩŋland mark
landlorddɩa tɩɩnanlandlord, house owner2Person
languagewʋbʋlʋŋ 2nlanguage, dialectyikoro 2nvoice, language, dialect
lanternchaanɩŋnlantern, lamp8.3.3.1.1Light source
lap upfurisi 2vto quaff, gulp downƲ furisi dɩsɩŋ.He quaffed the soup.5.2.2Eat
largejalvto be big, large, wide, broadYɛrɛ mɩ gɛrɩ la dʋʋ jal.Make a big dress for me.pimeeadv.large, very bigƲ luoruŋ ŋaa pimee nɛ.His stomach is very big.Ʋ luoruŋ yʋga pimee.His stomach is big.zuuadjlarge, heavy, clumsyNɛŋ la nyuŋ ŋaa zuu nɛ.The cow’s head is large and heavy.8.1Quantity-jalɩŋ-adjbig, largedɩɩjalɩŋbig house
large drumgugonɩɩŋnlarge drum4.2.3.5Musical instrument
large flat bottomed pot -kpaalɩŋ 1npot with a flat bottom
large granarybavirenlarge granary
large semi-circular basketfʋyaaŋnlarge semi-circular basket
lashvɩɩrɛvto whip, lash, beatMɩ jaŋ vɩɩrɛ bile.I will thrash the child.4.7.7Punish
lash outviisi 1vto lash out, take a swing atƲ viisimi puri.He lashed out at me, but missed.
last-kaanɩŋ-adjthe rest of, remaining, left-over, lastpɩɩkaana lathe rest of the yams moribiikaanɩŋ the rest of the moneydienivdelay, lastMɩ nɛ mʋ dɩa, mɩ jaŋ dieni.When I go home it will be for a long timeDɩ ŋ nɛ yɛrɛ ŋ gɛrɩla woruŋ, ʋ jaŋ dieni.If you sew your dress well, it will last.8.4.5.3.4Delay-dɛrɩŋ-adjlastnɩdɛrɩŋlast person-katɩɩrtlastbiikatɩɩlastborn
last day of a funeralyobuguŋnlast day of a funeral2.6.6.3Funeral
last yeardɩɩtemplast year Dɩɩ mɩ bɩ pɛrɛ.Last year I didn't farm.8.4.1Period of timedɩɩmɩŋtemplast yearDɩɩmɩŋ la na kʋdiilee woruŋ.Last year there was much food.8.4.1Period of time