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Kan

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Mmᠠ

Mi

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We

The return/the act of coming back from somewhere

Younger sibling

Sweetness (also a name for females)

Dawn (often pronounced as f|m<j)

Elder/older

Period, time or season

Good health

Elder (Male)

Visitor or guest

Body or part of something

Ones self/ones body

Family or member of household

Period, season or time

Rainy season

They or plural marker

Joy

To help or to assist/to catch up or to meet up with

Father

How?

Yes/It is so

To return

Bad, wicked or mean spirited/to be bad

Good/Very well

Till night time (or old age)

Good/to be good

Good/very well

To arrive

Befitting/exactly

Bidding farewell

Stand up/to stand up

Till period/time (used for saying later- dgb)

To show appreciation (also used as a name)

Stop/to stand or to wait

Danger/trouble

Older sibling

Backyard

Age mate/colleague

Someone else

Person

Thank you (to many people or an older person)

Thank you (to many people or an older person)

For (a) visitor

To want/to desire

To love/to like

To fly

For (the) host

For/to give

Tall /Higher/ Being tall

To receive or to collect

To enjoy

To live

To try or to make an effort

To hear/to listen/to understand (as a language)

All/every

Birth

Answer (dhn- to respond)
Dawn

Final Exam

Gratitude/thanksgiving

Period or time frame

Seat or act of sitting down

Greeting or act of greeting

house/home

School

Town

State/land division
Goodness/good fortune

Journey/travel

Work

Care (take care of)

Front or ahead

Contemporary/of today

Mother

Mother has returned (female name)

Trouble or problem

Exit, go out or to leave

To eat something

To wake up

To sit down/sit down!

Welcome back

To follow/follow!

One/single

To go round

Greeting (the act of)

What?

First

Not (negative marker)

To learn or to teach or to study

There is not
To die/also used as a mark for greeting

To remain/to be left behind

In this life or lifetime

Happily/ in good health

behind or after

To use

On the way/ on the road

Will (future marker)

Welcome/ Be careful/ or walk carefully

Mother

Me

Im coming

To have stamina/strength

To be fitting (as an headgear)

Also

Is

Where?

At the time

At home/in the house

About

In front

Is that (indicative)

How about?

Woman

It is good

Eye

Well done

God has conquered/is victorious (male name)

Water

Today

The end

End of year

Friends

Head

Thank you (to one person or an age mate)

Year/new year or celebration

Day

Man

Teacher

Road/way/path

Friends

To meet/meet up with

To call

With

Plenty/ abundance

No/not at all

Your (possessive)

To see

To be careful

To/at

Act of talking/spoken

To sleep

To sleep and wake up

Yes/No question marker

To conquer or to be victorious (a male name- reduced)

To play

Recently or right now/ thoroughly

Thank you

To be wrong/ to miss/get it wrong

But

Quickly

To be enough/almost or about

All thanks be to God (personal name)

Enough for gratitude

To loosen/ to untie

Cold/ to be cold

Also/ again

Is (locative) or to exist

To come/come

Come home (also a male name)

To enter/ to come in

Watch the floor/be careful/welcome

They

This

 

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