Vernacular - English
mʋapɩlɩɩ/mʋatʋlɩɩ cf baŋmɛnɛ muuri 1 adv. a little Mɩ jaŋ dii mʋapɩlɩɩ. I will eat sparingly. 2 temp in a short time, little while, soon Mʋapɩlɩɩ ʋ jaŋ kɔ. He will come soon. mʋasʋaa shortly afterwards, soon Mʋasʋaa mɩ nandɔŋɔ jaŋ kʋ namɛ. In a little while my friend will come to see me. mʋgɛ to be rotten Daa la mʋga nɛ. The wood is rotten. mʋgʋlʋŋ grub (larva of an insect) mʋla mʋla very smooth Tinteeŋ ŋaa mʋla mʋla nɛ. The floor is very smooth. mʋllɛ 1 to make smooth Mʋllɛ dɩa la tinteeŋ. Make the floor of the house smooth. 2 to have no groove or tread Luori naa la mʋlla nɛ. The tyre has no groove or tread. mʋnnɛ to eat at somebody's expense Mɩ mʋnnɛ nɩalɩŋ kʋdiilee nɛ. I have eaten part of the people's food. mʋntʋʋka cf luori (Eng.) motorcar, lorry, truck mʋɔlɛ 1 to plaster, go over lightly Kɛŋ vʋchɔɔ mʋɔlɛ jeeŋ. Plaster the wall with mud. 2 not to do thoroughly well Ʋ kɛŋ gbansɩ la mʋɔlɛ nɛ. She did not wash the bowls thoroughly. mʋɔlʋŋ dark smock worn by men mʋɔraa immoral behaviour of a man towards sb.'s wife
mʋɔrɛ 1 to be well cooked, done Pɩɩ la mʋɔra nɛ. The yam is well cooked. 2 to be well kept, neat Mɩ joŋ mɩ gɛrɩ la a bil ʋ mɩɩra mʋɔrɛ nɛ. I put my dress away and it has kept neatly. 3 to taunt Ŋ mʋɔrɛmɛ ŋ sɩ pɩɛsɛmɛ moribiee wɩaa. You taunt me when you keep asking me for money. 4 to ripen properly Moŋgo la ha bɩ mʋɔra. The mango is not properly ripe. 1.5 Plant Mʋɔsɛ 1 member of the Moshi tribe 2 Moshi (language) mʋsɛ to suck (not breast, cf. wasɛ 4) Bile mʋsɛ tɔfɩ. The child was sucking a toffee. mʋ́ʋrɛ́ cf kpʋsɛ to pluck (fowl) Mʋ mʋʋrɛ suu la. Go pluck the guinea fowl. mʋ̀ʋrɛ̀ to sink in Vʋchɔɔŋ yʋga, ŋ jʋa ŋ jaŋ mʋʋrɛ. There is a lot of mud there, if you go there you will sink in.