Vernacular - English
hilimiŋ cf chemiŋ/cheme gathering (of people), meeting hirigi to be startled Vaha huosi, mɩ hirigi. When the dog barked I was startled. -hɩaŋ 1 n sfx old thing/person (animate) 2 n sfx elder jaŋ nɩhɩaŋ elder of a community 3 rt sfx leader of a group, foreman tɛmpɛnduuruhɩaŋ head of talking-drums players tɩntɩnnɩhɩaŋ foreman hɩɛnɛ 1 to crave for, have a desire for, long for somebody/something, yearn Mɩɩ hɩɛnɛ nammɩa nɛ. I am craving for meat. hɩɛnɛ 2 to have a relationship with sb. Mɩɩ hɩɛnɛ Tumu nɛ. I have a relationship with the Tumu people. hɩ́ɛsɛ́ to be old, to age, to get old Baal la jɩsɩŋ yʋga, ʋ hɩɛsa nɛ. The man has lived for many years, he is old. hɩ̀ɛsɛ̀ 1 to steam sth. Ʋ chɔ daalusuŋ a hɩɛsɛ ʋ yaraa. He boiled medicine to warm his body. 2 to heat sth. Ʋ kɛŋ ʋ gɛrɩŋ hɩɛsɛ nyiniŋ. He dried his cloth over the fire. hɩɩlɛ 1 to court Ba hɩɩlʋ, ʋ vɩa. They courted her but she rejected their advance 2 to take as a mistress Ʋ haala na baanɩŋ nɛ arɩ ʋ sɩ hɩɩlɛ haala. His wife was angry because he took a mistress.
hɩɩlɩbaala 1 wife’s father 4.1.9 Kinship 2 daughter’s husband hɩɩsɛ 1 to disgrace Ʋ dɩa mʋ gaa kɩaa, ba kɛnʋ a hɩɩsʋ. He went stealing yesterday and was (caught and) disgraced. 2 to disappoint, fail sb. Ʋ dɩa sɩ bɩ hilime la kɔ, ʋ hɩɩsɛmɛ. He disappointed me yesterday for not coming to the meeting. hɩl 1 to be empty Aŋkʋra la hɩla nɛ. The barrel is empty. 2 to be dry Mʋ yieni gɛnnɩŋ dɩ ba hɩl. Spread the clothes so that they will dry. 3 to be lean Ʋ yaaraa kala nɛ hɩla tapʋlaa deemba. He is lean these days. hɩla cf nyɩsɩŋ wizard, witch hol to be worried, anxious Ʋ ŋaa holo holo nɛ. He was troubled. holli to put into a sitting position Ba holli sʋʋŋ nɛ. They put the dead into a sitting position.
holo a kind of big tree with edible leaves 1.5.1 Tree holumom completely worried Mɩ kala ŋaa holumom nɛ. I am completely worried.
horuŋ 1 hard outer covering or shell (e.g. of a sheanut, tortoise) 1.5.5 Parts of a plant 2 bud 1.5.5 Parts of a plant hosi to run amok Ba tʋʋsɛ baala, ʋ hosi. They insulted the man till he got really wild.