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sɔn chɔkaNounbackbitingSɔn chɔka wa wer.Backbiting is not a good thing.
sɔn tiinatimaNoundignified personPasta ya sɔn tiinnɛ.A pastor is a man of dignity.
sɔna tɔn-aNounschool registerNibiksi fa puk sɔna tɔ tiu.The teacher opened the school register earlier today.
sɔnchɔk tiinatimaNoungossipSɔnchɔk tiina wara tiŋ Koosa.One who likes to gossip is not following God well.
sɔndaŋ tiinatimaNounproud personSɔndaŋ tiina ya baal ti.The man is a proud person.
sɔɔliNounweavingBasig wa zim chenchise sɔɔli.Basig doesn’t know basket weaving.
sɔɔniVerbto be coolNii ti waa sɔɔni.The water is not cool.
sɔɔni baraVerbto waitSɔɔni bara mu pete ka yaa la.Wait for me to finish and then we will go.
sɔɔriNounsmellHamsa wara daŋni tulaale sɔɔra.Hamsa does not like the smell of perfume.
sɔɔsiVerbto smellLa sɔɔsi na chenaani o sɔɔri.Go and see how it smells.
sɔsɛɛmasɔsɛɛmsaNoun(type of) treeSɔsɛɛm daasa wa kpok.The wood of the ‘soseem’ is not strong.
sɔsɔhasɔsɔtaNounfig treeSɔsɔha nɔni saha ha wa tel.It is not yet time for the fig tree to bear fruit.
suVerbto fillYa nii su bɔktɛ ti.Fill the bucket with water.
sugliVerbto forgetMa ta suglɛ di ma la hɔɔra.Don’t forget to receive strangers.
suk-naNoun(type of) treeSuk nii kaa ya loo wichɔta.The sap from the ‘suk’ tree is good for stomach ache.
suk kɔliVerbto burn stubble (on the farm)Tikwe kaali ŋmahau di o la suk kɔli.Tikwe has gone to his farm to burn the stubble.
sukuu-saNounschoolSukuu laali weru.It is good to go to school.
sukuu bebisaNounschool childSukuu bisa vɛɛ nyini wa wer.It is not good to not take care of school children.
sukuu taali sahaNounschool holidaysSukuu laali saha ha wa tel.It is not yet time for the school vacation.
sul-aNoundawadawa treeSul bugil chiŋɛ Montana dama ni.There is a dawadawa tree growing at Montana’s house.
sul yaali sahaNoundawadawa harvestSul yaali saha nɛɛnɛ.This is dawadawa harvest time.
sulminNoundawadawa powderAtika tuk sulmin falirɛ.Atika is pounding fresh dawadawa powder.
sulmin niinumNoundawadawa porridgeWa nyɔ sulmin niinum.Come and eat some dawadawa porridge.
suma-saNoundawadawa ballDaase tuk sumasa falirɛ.Daase has prepared new dawadawa balls.
sumaniNoundawadawa soupJaanfɔ haan zɔŋ sumanirɛ.Jaanfo’s wife had cooked some dawadawa soup.