Sisaala - English
la 2 the, that (refers to a specific, known thing) kʋdiile la the food
laa 1 to get, receive, accept, take Má laa kʋdiilee. Have some food! 2 to charge sb. Tɩɛla laamɛ siidi batori nɛ. The tailor charged me three Cedis.
laa ... lɛ to ease, relieve Daalusuŋ jaŋ laaŋ lɛ. The medicine will relieve you.
laa bil sɛmɛ to ignore, put aside Laa wɩɩ la bil sɛmɛ. Ignore the matter.
laa jɩŋ to judge, to arbitrate La kɛŋ wɩɩ nɛ kɔ ŋ teeŋ dɩ ŋ laa jɩma pɩla. We brought the matter before you so that you judge for us.
laa sɩpaaŋ do sth. first Mɩ laa sɩpaaŋ mʋ yɔbɔ nɛ, anna mʋ mɩ nandɔŋɔ dɩa. First I went to the market and then to my friend's house.
laa sɩpaaŋ ... lɛ to do sth. before sb. else Mɩ laa sɩpaaŋ mʋ sikuuri ŋ lɛ. I went to school before you did.
laa... ta to save, rescue Ʋ sɩ tel lɩɩŋ tʋɔŋ, mɩna nɛ laaʋ ta. When he fell into the water, I saved him.
laa...dii believe Mɩ laa Wɩa dii nɛ. I believe in God.
laa...yɩrɩŋ to make oneself a name, to become famous Ʋ laa yɩrɩŋ. He became famous.
laalaa possessions of a deceased person brought to the funeral
laalɛ to wear Ʋ laalɛ gɛrɩzɔmʋŋ nɛ. He wore a fine cloth.
-laalɩŋ many pielaalɩŋ a flock of sheep
laalɩpɩnjʋa pin-tailed whydah
-laaŋ fresh, not yet dried out namɩɩlaaŋ fresh meat
laarɛ cf gbilli lɛnnɛ 1 to search, to grope Laara joŋ gbaŋa la tɩa. Grope for the bowl and give it to me. 2 to cuddle Haal la joŋ ʋ bile a lɩlaarɛ ʋ nyuŋ. The woman took her child and hugged her head. id. Ʋ kɛŋ nʋʋŋ laarɛ. He exaggerated.