Vernacular - English
meeluvery tenderVabie la ŋaa meelu nɛ.The poppy is very tender. meesiŋcf-saara(Eng.) mason
mellito be soreMɩ naaŋ kala melle nɛ.My leg is covered with sores.2.5Health2.5.1Sick
meri niiŋto turn downƲ meri ʋ niiŋ.He made a bad gesture with his mouth. mɛto form, model, makeMɩɩ mɛ pupoiŋ nɛ.I am making a pot. mɛŋgaabii/mɛŋgaabieillegitimate child, bastard (used as insult) mɛŋkpaaraa1ritual performed to cleanse a woman caught in adultery2ritual fee a man pays when caught seducing another man's wife. mɛrɛ1to stick, glue, fixJoŋ teniŋ mɛrɛ jeeŋ lɛ.Fix the paper on the wall.2to stick togetherLa dɩ mɩ nandɔŋɔ mɛrɛ dɔŋɔ lɛ.I and my friend stick together. mɛrɛdiiparasiteid. Baal la cho mɛrɛ dii.The man likes to depend on other people continually. miekito be soakMɩ gɛrɩŋ kala nɛ mieke.My shirt is soak. mine minethinŊmɛŋ la ŋaa mine mine nɛ.The rope is thin. minsito be slender, slim, thin Ŋmɛŋ la minse nɛ.The rope is flimsy. minti1(Engl.) 1. minute; time,2driver's mate miri miridrizzlingDuonuŋ ŋaa miri miri nɛ.It is drizzling. mirisicfbolimifirisi pɩrɛ1to wound lightly, scratch Ʋ jɩl basikuuri a tel a mirisi ʋ naasɩŋ kala.He got on a bicycle, fell and scratched his legs.2to drizzleDuonuŋ ka mirisi nɛ.It is drizzling.