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Hair, P. E. H. (Paul Edward Hedley); Barbot, Jean, 1655-1712 / Barbot's West African vocabularies of c. 1680
(1992)

[items 151-180 and notes to items 151-180],   pp. 25-29


Page 26

157. mentir / to lye
[tell a lie]


158. moucher / to blow
the nose


narnaa =
nax na
'il troape'*
nien-doou =
iend


hadarime =
(h)ada rima
'you are inventing'*
n'gieto =
nyitto 'blow
your nose !


minti =
? nat6
I do not understand'


ahou6lailou =
? *


ach-kuendor =
? hwen-rilde/
hwenixkr (Fante)
nose-mucus


159. mahys [gros mill /
mahys or Indian
corn


dough oub =
dugub mi l,
cereales'*


mackary =
makkaari


abbrouann =
ab&r6/abdroiw
'maize'*


hyelrau (or)
lyhon = ? lin
millet-, lihan
'millet beer'*


160. mordre / to bite


matt =
matt


n'hadde =
pat-de


ouakanno =
0-ia-ka no
'he has bitten
him/her'


161. les mains / the hands


162. les mamuelles / the
breasts


lohb =
IOKD


wu-haine =
ween (sing.)


youngb =
junrgo (sing.)


en 1hd =
ennidu (sing.)


163. une maison / a house
164. la mer / the sea


sman-uig =
sama rAig
ma case,ma
chamrbre '*
smandai =
sama ndey
'ma mere'*


souddb =
suiu
guiek =


ouffy =
o-ff, ior-ff
'your house'
eppb =
#PO


osin =
sfn (Hueda dial.)*
hou6guy =
? + x6


165. un mousquet / a musket


faital =
fetal/fetel


fetel =
fetel


ottrou =
o-tuo/o-tur (Fante)
gun'


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hendou =
hkvlu


zatiaba =
ns i-twa
'finger/s'


a16 =
alo


ennoufou =
ndfd 'female
breast'


sou =
so*


anob =
anwn


 


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