Sisaala - English
yaa please Yaa jʋʋ ŋaa lɩɩŋ kɔ. Please, go and get some water.
yaaŋ cf yíe habitually Má yaaŋ sɩ́ daha jʋʋ. Do not keep coming here.
yàarà to be good, to be better, instead of, rather than Ba nɛ fa yaara joŋ nʋʋ la a yallɛ ʋ nɛ kpɩa. They would have done better to sell the oil.
yàarɛ̀ to be dull, stupid, silly Bile yaara nɛ. The child is silly.
-yaarɩŋ dull, stupid, foolish, silly pieyaaraa stupid sheep
-yaayaa cf -fuolo -pɛɩ useless, worthless, poor quality gɛrɩyaayaa shirt of poor quality
yadiisʋɔna kind of small grass
yafʋʋlʋŋ 1 1. seed-head of grass 2 2. wheat
yagɛ 1 to throw and hit, splash out sth. and hit Ʋ yagɛmɛ arɩ tabɩɩŋ. He stoned me. 2 to play a finger bell Ʋ yagɛ kpala. He played a finger bell. 3 to lock a door Ŋ yagɛ mɩ boiŋ niiŋ nɛɛ? Did you lock my door? 4 to have sex Nʋʋ haal nɛ ʋ yagɛ ba kɛŋ. He played sex with somebody's wife and they caught him. id. Wulumuŋ yaga nɛ. It is hot season.
yagɩsɛ to get fewer Piedaara bɩ piesee ka beŋ woruŋ, ŋɩɩ nɛ tɩɩ ba kala yagɩsɛ. The shepherd is not taking good care of the sheep, that is why there are only a few left.
yala cf tulo wrong side, wrong way Sɩ́ kɛŋ gɛrɩ la pilimi yala. Do not wear your cloth inside out.
yalɩbɛ to be diseased Tɩa la yalɩba nɛ. The tree is diseased.
yallɛ 1 to sell Mɩ jaŋ yallɛ nammɩa. I am going to sell meat. 2 to betray Ʋ jommi yallɛ nɛ. He betrayed me.
yaŋ cf baga gɩrɩŋ 1 grass, hay 2 bush, backwoods, field, yam field Ba kiri gaara, ʋ fá jʋʋ yaŋ tʋɔŋ. They chased a thief and he ran into the bush.
yaraa body Ʋ yaraa ka tɩsɛ nɛ. His body is itching.
yarɩbieriŋ jealousy, envy Haal la kɛŋ yarɩbieriŋ. The woman is jealous.
yarɩda 1 (Hs.) agreement 2 confidence 3 faith, belief
yarɩfɩɛlaa 1 n, health (good) 2 id peace