Vernacular - English
pulo 1 gathering of people 2 a powerful juju 3 ring around the sun -pumuŋ enclosed, sth. without an opening dɩɩpumuŋ a walled-up room puŋŋi cf dùorì to play in water, swim Hambiisi la dɩa tuu puŋŋi lɩɩŋ nɛ. The children went swimming yesterday. puori 1 to confess publicly, make known one's secret misdeed Baal la puoro nɛ. The man confessed openly. 2 bald Baal la nyuŋ puoro nɛ. The man is bald-headed. puosi 1 to see through (a trick), discover (a secret) Suuŋ nɛ puosi badɛrɛ bʋbʋɔŋ. The guinea fowl saw through the spider. 2 to play hide and seek Hambiisiŋ ka puosi nɛ. The children are playing hide and seek. puoso fontanel (soft spot on the head of a baby)
Pupulipaa windy month (roughly January) 188.8.131.52 Month puri 1 to untie Puri bʋʋŋ la. Untie the goat. 2 to skin Puri bʋʋŋ la. Skin the goat. 3 to miss Mɩ ŋmoo bile puri. I hit out at the child but missed.
puruŋ 1 skin-bag 2 bark (of tree) cf. daboro 1.5.5 Parts of a plant -puruŋ 1 n sfx uncut skin 2 rt sfx peel, husk or other waste part mɩɩpuruŋ husk of millet purutɩsɩra tanner of leather pus smash! Pupoiŋ tele yɛrɛ pus. Smash! The pot fell down and broke. pusi 1 to be out of control Wɩɩ la mɩɩra pusi nɛ. The matter is out of control. 2 to boil over Suono la pusi nɛ. The beans are boiling over. puu 1 to catch up with Vɛŋ lɩma mʋ puu. Go quickly and catch up with him. 2 to meet Mɩ jaŋ puu Hayugo dɩa lɛɛ? Will I meet Hayugo in her house? pʋ̀a 1 to rot, spoil, decay Nammɩa la pʋa nɛ. The meat is rotten. 2 to be spoilt (a child) Bile pʋa nɛ. The child is spoilt. id. Ʋ nyuŋ pʋa. He is softheaded, stupid. pʋgɛ process of adding ingredients to vegetable leaves as food La dɩa pʋgɛ ŋɩŋɛrɛɛ arɩ kɩŋkɛsɩmɛɛ nɛ. Yesterday we prepared black plum leaves with bean cakes.