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yaaexclpleaseYaa jʋʋ ŋaa lɩɩŋ kɔ.Please, go and get some water.
yaaŋcfyíeptchabituallyMá yaaŋ sɩ́ daha jʋʋ.Do not keep coming here.
yàaràptcto be good, to be better, instead of, rather than Ba nɛ fa yaara joŋ nʋʋ la a yallɛ ʋ nɛ kpɩa.They would have done better to sell the oil.
yàarɛ̀vto be dull, stupid, sillyBile yaara nɛ.The child is silly.
-yaarɩŋ-adjsfxdull, stupid, foolish, sillypieyaaraastupid sheep
-yaayaacf-fuolo-pɛɩ-adjsfxuseless, worthless, poor qualitygɛrɩyaayaashirt of poor quality
yadiisʋɔnan, kind of small grass
yafʋʋlʋŋn, 11. seed-head of grass22. wheat
yagɛv1to throw and hit, splash out sth. and hitƲ yagɛmɛ arɩ tabɩɩŋ.He stoned me.2to play a finger bellƲ yagɛ kpala.He played a finger bell.3to lock a doorŊ yagɛ mɩ boiŋ niiŋ nɛɛ?Did you lock my door?4to have sexNʋʋ haal nɛ ʋ yagɛ ba kɛŋ.He played sex with somebody's wife and they caught him.id. Wulumuŋ yaga nɛ.It is hot season.
yagɩsɛvto get fewerPiedaara bɩ piesee ka beŋ woruŋ, ŋɩɩ nɛ tɩɩ ba kala yagɩsɛ.The shepherd is not taking good care of the sheep, that is why there are only a few left.
yakʋɔŋgrassland
yalacftuloadv.wrong side, wrong waySɩ́ kɛŋ gɛrɩ la pilimi yala.Do not wear your cloth inside out.
yalɩbɛvto be diseased Tɩa la yalɩba nɛ.The tree is diseased.
yalɩŋn, sale, selling price
yallɛv1to sellMɩ jaŋ yallɛ nammɩa.I am going to sell meat.2to betrayƲ jommi yallɛ nɛ.He betrayed me.
yaŋcfbagagɩrɩŋn, 1grass, hay2bush, backwoods, field, yam fieldBa kiri gaara, ʋ fá jʋʋ yaŋ tʋɔŋ.They chased a thief and he ran into the bush.
yaŋ daalusuŋn, weedicide
yaraan, bodyƲ yaraa ka tɩsɛ nɛ.His body is itching.
yarɩbieriŋidjealousy, envyHaal la kɛŋ yarɩbieriŋ.The woman is jealous.
yarɩbireen, nakedness
yarɩdan, 1(Hs.) agreement2confidence3faith, belief
yarɩfɩɛlaa1n, health (good)2idpeace