Akoose–English Dictionary


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borororoideosound of rumbling stomach
bɔ́b ?partnegative imperative, donʼt
bɔbébɔbén1kind of strong ropeBɔbé bélôŋne mə́ andaŋ.They use bɔbé to make him a big basket.Bétádne bɔbé eʼkɛ́.They tie the fence with bɔbé.2vineFicus cordata
bɔ̌lePl.mɔ̌lemyɔ̌len14/6canoeAkɛɛné bɔ̌le á edíb-se.He went on the river in a canoe.páá e bɔ̌le
bɔmbén14sugarBɔmbé éʼmáá á dyɔn.There is no more sugar in the market.epɛd é bɔmbé
bɔɔbadv.tnowCf.bɔɔpəə́eʼbɔɔb
bɔɔ́bDial.var.bɔɔ́dadv.tlong agoeʼbɔɔ́b
bɔɔ́dDial.var.ofbɔɔ́b
bɔ́ɔlbɔ́ɔlEnglishn9/10ball
bɔɔ́mmideoquietnessHɛ̂ bad békúdné bɔɔ́mm.Then the people crouched down quietly.
bɔɔpəə́Spell.var.bɔɔb-pəə́bɔɔb-pɔɔ́bɔɔpɔɔ́conjnow then, combination of bɔɔb plus the developmental marker -ʼəə́ used to introduce a new stage of an episodeCf.bɔɔb
brɛ̂dmebrɛ̂dEnglishn14/6bread
brubideosound of falling
bun141plenty2well-being3hopeNdyééd éesaá bu sú ne.Food is scarce this day.Eewógɛ́ɛ́ bu.He is seriously ill.Bu béesaá ne mə́.He has no hope.
búlébúlideostubborn behaviourSyn.búrú buru
búmə̄prothe two of them, dual pronoun involving two third persons
bunn9family, used for humans and animalsBun e menɔn bénwoŋ mbom.The family of birds had a meeting.Hɛ̂ bun e nyam ésyə̄l épédé á mbom.Then all the animals came to a meeting.
buŋguduŋguduideosound of falling treeBúum éʼkwédé buŋguduŋgudu.The Buma tree fell down, bumm.
búrú buruideostubborn behaviourAbɛle mekan búrú buru, eebágtɛɛ́.Syn.búlébúl
búumPl.múumn14/6silk cotton tree, buma tree, cotton treeCeiba pentandraBúum éʼkwédé á nzii-te.A Buma tree fell across the road.
buuuideonoise of something collapsing
bw-pfxnoun prefix for class 14, preceding vowel initial stemsbwɛl,tree.