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yesparticle(contrasted with no)mm; ingya; tau; too.Isn’t she beautiful? Yes; she isMa u vielang wa? Mm; u vielang.Shall we go now? “YesTi gara bi? Tau.(as a response to a call)‘ooi (by males); aa (by females); naa(m) (Arabic).
yesterpref.sanga ni; ‘yuong ‘poe.
yesterdayadv. n.jaamingHe arrived yesterdayJaaming ung da wa.
yetadv.1(in neg and conditional contexts and in contexts indicating ignorance; usually in end position but also after not) (contrasting already): seni; seri; nang……..ba + v + seniThey are not here yetBa nang ba ta che seni2(in interr. and neg. contexts): seni; seriDon’t go yet?(Nang) ta gaa seni.3(in affirm sentences): still: nangBe thankful to God you are yet alive‘puoho Daana barika a’wo ing nang i ‘vori4as yet: (up to now): a waana nga; nang (up to then/now): seni.The scheme has worked well as yetA tuma nang ‘cheniye sung.conj: che: He worked hard; yet he failed.U daang muoye ‘nimbiri tung tuma che u maa’koo ba maali.
yield1v.‘yi; (of trees) ngmang; ‘yi.Trees that yield fruitsDaari ang ngmana.Investment yielding profitsYaagu/tuma ang ‘yire tona2v.yield (to somebody/something)(cease opposition; give way (to) veng; bahi; sagi; die; di minga ‘ku3n.(amount produced) tona ‘yiibu; (of harvest)bung chierihi; bungdigirihi.
yieldingadj.‘nimbi-maahuu daana iibu; gbeli; ning moli.yieldinglyadv.molamola; boin.
yoghurtn.bihung ‘miime bung’nyuurihi ‘mine.
yoke2v.yoke oxen togetherdi ‘yoge yegili ‘nii lang taa; mari taa.
yoke1n.1(on necks of oxen)‘yoge2(pl) (of two oxen)nakuorihi a’yi3(dressmaking: siebu): (of a garment): kparuu ‘nuuhi; (of a skirt) ‘gondong sie.
yokeln.kuraa daujoli.
yolkn.jeli‘mugiri/’muli; jelii ‘ji-duo.
yonder adj;adv.nga. yonder adj;group of treesA daari nga.
youpron.1(the person addressed): ina; i; hung (D); hu pl: yena; ye(nuu).You are my friendN jo lii.This is for youInang ‘so nga2(preceding a noun, esp. in vocatives)You boys! Yena ‘bi-pola! You over there! Yena! You’d = I da. You’ll = I na.
young1adj.1(gen. persons, animals; plants) (masc); bumpolii pl. bumpola; (fem) bungsaraa pl. bungsarihi; bung’bile pl. ‘bilii. A young woman: pogisaraa pl. pogisarihi. A young tree: dapolii/saraa. young man: ‘bi-polii. a young animal (male): ‘dung-polii; (female): ‘dung-saraa2(still near its beginning): bumpaalaa; nang ba ‘kori/nyaang; bunglie. Baby: ‘bi-lie.The evening is still young‘Tenge nang ba ‘kori3The younger: ‘bileThe younger DakurahDakuri’bile;be somebody’s youngerI nie ‘bibile4(having little experience or practice): ‘bibile; gbaringa (derog): young and inexperienced: gbaring ‘pokpeli; nyimaahuu5young and old: ‘bibilii aning nimbera; nie jaa. The young: ‘bibilii; gbarinhi. young people: ‘bi-pola aning pogisarihi
young2n.(offspring)‘bie pl. ‘biihi; ‘bile; ‘bilii.The cat fought to defend its youngA kokolee daang jeuyeng ka u ‘gu u ‘bilii/’biihi.
youngstern.(child)‘bibile; gbaringa; (youth) ‘bi-polii (masc); pogisaraa (fem).
youradj.ishow me your hands: ‘wulimo i ‘nuuhi:You will see the hut on your right hand: I na nyiye a sigu i ‘nuduri seng; pl. ye:Children, invite your parents to school tomorrow‘Biihi, ye yeli ye dogiriba ka bawa sa’kuu ‘beu. You’re = you areI ila; ina la.
yourspred. adj. pron1(of you): Inang ‘so; i bungIs that book yours: Inang ‘so a ‘bugu nga? A ‘bugu nga; i bung la? (also): I tuori: This is yours share: Nye i tuori2(at the end of a letter): i………..: sincerely: I limaniye nie jagila.
yourself1reflex. pron.I mingaDid you hurt yourselfi pirila i minga bi?2emph. pron.You yourself said: I(na) mingang yeli bila. (all) by yourself (a) alone: i ‘yong. (b) without help: I mingang.
youthn.1(state or time)polihung bii sarihung wagiri2(Young man)‘bi-polii3(collective sing; with pl. v) ‘bi-pola aning pogisarihi.youthfuladj.polii; saraa.youthfullnessn.polihung; sarihung.
yulen.(also- yuletide)Burinye; ‘Kirisimii.

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