Akoose–English Dictionary


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-dsfxvariant of applicative verb stem suffix (extension)Cf.-e1
dásɔ̄Pidgin Englishadv.degonly, justAbágé me dásɔ̄ eʼkə́lé éʼbɛ áyə̄le nsɔn ḿme ḿbɛ́llɛ́ mə́.He gave me only two thousand francs for the work which I did for him.
de-pfxwe; verb prefix for first person plural inclusiveCf.sê-
-déNeg.eésaáeésɛ́Perf.adíívto be; is, am, are; defective verb, has no full paradigm á ndáb.We are in the house.Cf.abɛ́âbɛ́debɛ́edɛ́mo
~demthat, those; distal demonstrative pronoun, follows nouns of classes 5 and 13abii dê,that colanut.
debɛ́n5existence, beingǍbɛ́ ádi debɛ́.He will be different from others (his own kind).Cf.abɛ́âbɛ́-déedɛ́mo
debóŋgén5careÉchê kán é bǎn éekudaá debóŋgé á bwâm.These kind of children do not get good care.
debɔtɛ (píí)nGaboon viper
debyɛ́ɛ́Dualadibíɛ́n51knowledge, wisdom, intelligence2cleverness3senseAwóó debyɛ́ɛ́.He is intelligent.Cf.eʼbíi
dědɛ~demthat particular, those particular; anaphoric demonstrative pronoun, follows nouns of classes 5 and 13
DéébəlɛEnglishn.prDevil
dekáleVar.dekáloDualadikáloproclamationn5order, decree, announcement
dekalengɔmɛn1so-and-so (when not wishing to specify the exact name)Akií wê mod dekaleŋgɔmɛ.He went to so-and-soʼs house.Cf.âkalâkantɛn
dékɔ̄ɔ̄lēadjnew (for nouns of classes 5 and 13)Cf. -ekɔ́ɔ́lé1
démpēeadjother (for nouns of classes 5,13)Cf. -mpée
demuteDualadimutin5crowd
dén~demthis, these; proximal demonstrative pronoun, follows nouns of classes 5 and 13
děnemph.demitself; emphatic pronoun (for nouns of classes 5 and 13)bɔɔb děn,right now.
déʼsóadjfirst (for nouns of classes 5,13)Cf. -ʼsó
dɛ-pfxverb prefix indicating injunction or permissionákɛ̌,he should not go.
dɛ̂-pfxverb prefix indicating prior actionadɛ̂kɛ̌,before he went.
də́proit, they, them, pronoun for nouns of classes 5 and 13
də́ə1it, they; emphatic pronoun for nouns of classes 5 and 13
də́ə2Cntx.var.də́ə̄conjthen