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whackv.(strike somebody)ngmi nie kpali.
whalen.mani ‘puo ‘duunhi jaa bungkaraa.
whatadj.1(= which)‘buo pl. ‘bobo; also ‘bo.Tell me what books you have read recently‘wulimo ‘bugiri ni ing karing daari yengyeng nga. What time is it? ‘Bo wagiri la nga?2(exclamatory)‘kaaluu; nye; gongga!what a big snake!‘Kaaluu; nye waahuu ang sing bila!3(the …. that; any …. that)(kanga) jaawhat little he said was full of wisdom: yeli’bile jaa ung da yeli turi da iye yengyela. Pron.(interr) = what things: ‘bo. what happened? ‘Bo yeling wa? what is he? ‘Bo luu (la u). what …. like (used to ask for a description): wala …. ‘wo.What’s the weather like this morining?Wala ka a ’jie ‘wo ‘beeguu nga?what is he/it like?Wala ung ‘wo?what if it rains while we are a long way from shelter?Ka saang panaa wa waana ka ti nang ba ta sigu; (wala ting na i?what if the rumour is true?Ka a yelang panaa wa i yeliminga?what about/ofka …… ming?
whatever1adj.bung jaa; bung jaa ning u to.Take whatever measures you consider besti(ra) yeli ni jaa ina ang bang ka a sumang.Bring whatever you havewaaning bung ni jaa ing tari2adj.(placed after an in a negative context for emphasis)jaa.There can be no doubt whatever about itnokpieni jaa turi ‘chibe.3pron.no matter whateverbila ni jaa ang la.Keep calm, whatever happensbila ni jaa ang la, che i nyogira i minga.
whatsoeveradj.bung jaa; bung ni jaa ang la; bung jaa ning u to.
wheatn.‘wiiti.
wheeln.‘wiili/’fiili; bung jo’vinnuu.wheel-barrow1n.‘fiilibaro2v.jo ‘viling pc. jora ‘vinne; jong, mong, etc.
wheeze1v.(breathe noisily): vuunha ‘guoro ka ‘jie danna. wheeze something out: vuung pc. vuuna2n.(sound of wheezing)vuumbu.
wheezyadj.bungvuunaa.wheezilyadv.a vuuna.wheezinessn.vuumbu.
whelp1n.(young dog, lion, wolf, etc)baa bii ‘gbegini bii nachagu jaa bung’bile2v.(give birth to): (baa, ‘gbegini, nachagu): dogi.
when11interr. adv.‘bo wagiri; wagiri ‘buong; ‘bo sanga; (referring to a day)da’buo.when did you come?Da’buo ing wa?Till when can you wait?A waana ‘bo wagiri ing na bang chelihi?2rel. adv.(with day, time, etc)at or on whichFriday is the day when I am less busyArijima mang la ‘beu nga mang ba mang tari tuma yaga.
when2conj.1(at or during);It was raining when we arrivedsaa da waanang che ting ta.He hid the child when he saw heru daang diye a ‘bie sogili wagiri ni ung nye a poga.when speaking Twi; I often make mistakeska maang wa yera Kombontiri; n nuori mang melihang2(although);He walks when he might take a taxianaa jaa ka u na bang diye loori; che u mang ‘cheneng3(at or during which time)a ‘beu/daari; a wagiri.The boss will visit this town on Monday when he will pay usa ningkpong na waye che Atenee daari; a daari ung na yeuti.
whenceadv.1(formal)2(in questions)‘ye.Do you know whence she came?I bangye ‘jie ni ung ‘yi (wa)?whence did she come?‘Ye ung ‘yi wa?3(in statements): the lands whence they are come: ‘tenge/’jie ni bang ‘yi wa4(to the place from which)Return whence you cameleu gara ‘jie ni ing ‘yi (wa).whencesoeveradv.conj. ‘jie ni jaa.
wheneveradv.conj. wagiri jaa.I’ll bring it to you whenever you need itn na taruung waaning wagiri jaa ing wa hienuu.He eats whenever he pleasesu mang ‘ding wagiri jaa ung buora.
where1interr. adv.‘ye(ning); ‘ye seng.where does he live?‘Ye(ning) ung kpiera?I don’t know where he livesn ba bang ‘jie ni ung kpiera2interr. adv.(what place)where are you going to?‘Ye ing gara?where did we get up to?‘Ye ting da ta?3rel. adv.(with place as antecedent)That’s the place where the accident occurred‘beng la ka loori ‘le ni.whereaboutsn.‘jie; ‘bijie.whereasconj.che.
whereveradv.‘jie jaa.Sit wherever you like‘jing ‘jie ni jaa ing buora.
wherewithaln.(money needed for a purpose)a ‘muni; a iibu; fanga; ‘libie.I should like to buy a donkey but haven’t the wherewithaln da buorang ka n da bunga; che n ba tari a ‘muni/fanga/’libie.
whetv.saahi (‘suo; lari taa).whet-stonen.‘ku-saahaa.
whetherconj.Ka ……. bii.I don’t know whether conj. Ka ……. bii. she will be able to come: n ba bang ka u na tuong wa bii (ka u kung tuong wa). I don’t know whether conj. Ka ……. bii. to accept or refuse: n ba bang ka n na die/sagi bii ka n na jaanhi.
which1interr. adj.(asking for selection from two or from a group): ‘buo pl. ‘bobo; ‘abobo; (when beginning a question)which way shall we go?‘Ye/so’buo ting na ‘tu?Tell me which ones you want‘wulimo anani ing buora.which ones do you want?A’bobo ing buora?which way/how shall we do it?Wala to ting na iu?2interr. pron.which is taller, Hawa and Baby?Hawa ning ‘Beebi, ‘buong i yogu gaa u to?which of you wish to go with me?Ye ‘buong buora ka u nima gaa?3rel. pron.(of things only = that)ni.Take the book which is lying on the floordi a ’buku ni ang jeng ‘tengeng ni.The house which is for sale(A) ‘deu ni bang kuoha ni.
whicheveradj.1pron.2(the one which)unani; kanga ni jaa.Take whichever you like bestdi kanga ni jaa ing nung yaga3(no matter which)kanga jaa; kanga ni jaa; unani jaa.
whichsoveradj. & pron.kanga ni jaa turi (emphatic).
whiffn.seu; ‘nyuu.
whilen.1(period of time)wagiri; sanga (ni.).Where have you been all this while?Sanga ni jaa, ‘yening ing da ‘be?I haven’t seen him for a long whilemang ba nyiu kauhiyeng/iye dabaa’yi.I will be back in a whilen kung kauhi (che leu wa).A short while agopampang maahuu nga; pampana; a ba kauhi.Conj. (during the time that) while in Burkina Faso, he learnt Frenchwagiri ni ung da ‘bi Farinhi paaluung ni ung daanhi faringtiri2(implying contrast)che.Mary was dressed in red while Comfort was dressed in whiteMeeri da yeriye kparijie che ka Konfooti (ming) yeri kparipielaa3(although)anaa jaa ….. che.
whimn.buobu; dingu.