Akoose–English Dictionary


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bǎn bé bebaádn2female relativeschildren of womenSyn.bekúl
Bǎn bé NgoɛSg.Mwǎn e Ngoɛn2descendants of Ngoe
bǎnbépɛbépɛSpell.var.bǎn bé pɛ bé pɛn2game played with plum seedsBǎnbépɛbépɛ bédé káne e achog pɔ́g.Bǎnbépɛ́bépɛ is a kind of game.
bándédEnglishnbandage
bánkenrpwhether; reporting particle introducing a question by plural speakers
baŋconj1then2butCf.boŋ
bâŋEnglishnbank
baŋkɛ̂nconjthenChě ékə́ə́ baŋkɛ̂n ákag?Then why is he going?
be-pfxnoun prefix for class 2, preceding consonant initial stemsbekií,in-laws.
bé-pfxthey; verb prefix for 3rd person plural/class 2 (subject agreement marker); it, they; verb prefix for nouns of classes 8, 14 and 19 (subject agreement marker)
amof; associative marker for nouns of class 2bǎn bé kúb,baby chicks.children of hen
~demthat, those; distal demonstrative pronoun, follows nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19bekií bê,those in-laws.
bebaád bé ebwɔ́gn2prostitutes; itinerant women for sexSyn.akwalɛɛbebaád bé nzii
bebaád bé nziin2prostitutesSyn.akwalɛɛbebaád bé ebwɔ́g
bébɛnumtwo (for nouns of class 2)bad bébɛ,two people.
bechəŋlɛ́nɛ́n2wasting of timeWěebɛ̄lɛ̄ʼ bechəŋlɛ́nɛ́, mbúú ehúɛʼ.Donʼt waste time, it is going to rain.
bechóŋn2GrassfieldsAkií á bechóŋ.He went to the Grassfields.
bědɛ~demthat particular, those particular; anaphoric demonstrative pronoun, follows nouns of classes 2, 8, 14 and 19
béhééadjwhich, question adjective for nouns of class 2Bad béhéé bésɔ́lé á ndáb nɛ̂?Which people have come into the house?Cf. -héé2
behɔ́gnum1one (for nouns of class 2)2some (for nouns of class 2)bad behɔ́g,some people.Cf. -hɔ́g