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ŋcfnnapronyou, your (sg.)
ŋaav1to beƲ ŋaa kuoro nɛ.He is a chief.2to make, doƲ ŋaa kʋdiilee.She prepared food.Bɛɛ kʋŋ nɛ ŋ jaŋ ŋaa?What are you going to do?3to causeƲ nɛ ŋaa.He caused it.4to happenSɩ́ leŋe dɩ wɩɩ la ŋaa.Don't let the matter happen.5to come to passWɩɩ la sɛnɛ ŋaa nɛ.The matter really came to pass.
-ŋaa-nounsfxpeople from (with certain village names)Bʋjaŋŋaapeople from BujanChɩnchaŋŋaapeople from Chinchan
ŋaa ... nav phrtry outMɩɩ chɛ mɩ ŋaa wɩɩ la na nɛ.I want to try out the matter.
ŋaa jabaaidflappy ears (an insult)Ŋ dɩgɩlaa ŋaa jabaa.Your ears are flappy (an insult).
ŋaanacfdɩbaaladɩhaalamalɩman, younger brother, younger sister, cousin2Person
ŋɩɩcfnladem1thisPɩaa nɛ ŋɩɩ.This is yam.2thus, like thatƲ mʋ ŋɩɩ deeŋ deeŋ.He went on like this for a long time.
ŋɩɩ nɛcjthenMɩ sɩ mʋ asibiti, ŋɩɩ nɛ mɩ naʋ.When I went to the health centre, then I saw him.
ŋɩɩ nɛ tɩɩcj phrthat is whyƲ mʋ yoho nɛ, ŋɩɩ nɛ tɩɩ ʋ lɔl.He went to a funeral, that is why he is tired.
ŋɩŋɛrɩŋn, black plum tree, black plum (Lat.vitex doniana)1.5.1Tree
ŋmàamɛv1witherDuonuŋ bɩ nɩa, ŋɩɩ nɛ tɩɩ kuorimɩa la ŋmaamɛ.It did not rain that is why the has maize withered.2not to roast wellƲ ŋmaamɛ kuorimɩɩ la nɛ.He did not roast the maize well.
ŋmáamɛvto blame, to accuseSɩ́ mɩ ŋmaamʋ.Don't blame me.
ŋmaaŋmɩn, musket
ŋmababɩlɩŋn, a kind of tree 1.5.1Tree
ŋmadiibien, a kind of bird1.6.1.2Bird
ŋmafɩaŋn, red patas monkey1.6.1.1Mammal
ŋmakachalan, a type of small monkey1.6.1.1Mammal
ŋmaman, monkey (gen.term)1.6.1.1Mammal
ŋmana ŋmanaadv.loudlyDuonuŋ kpɩa ŋmana ŋmana.The rain made a big noise.
ŋmanjaŋn, a kind of bushcat1.6.1.1Mammal
ŋmanyuŋn, yam species1.5Plant
ŋmaŋkaaŋn, the outside of a compound
ŋmɛllɛvto push downŋmɛllɛ yaŋmake a path through the high grass
ŋmɛnɛ ŋmɛnɛadv.evasiveMɩ pɩɛsɛ chɩŋ la, ʋ bʋl wɩaa ŋmɛnɛ ŋmɛnɛ.I asked about the debt, but he evaded the issue.