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Entry Orthography Transcription English 
1  p paka  to pack 
2  p mupepi  mɷpepi 
3  t taka  to praise 
4  t ʃíta  buy 
5  d ndete  bring 
6  k kaβa  warm 
7  k kaka  to tie 
8  tʃani  grass 
9  matʃa  physical strength 
10  β βaka  to take care of 
11  β βaβa  to itch 
12  f fika  to arrive 
13  f uβwafia  a problem 
14  j jemfia  to make attractive 
15  j jejekeʃa  to handle with care 
16  s saβa  to pick 
17  s sosa  speak 
18  ʃ ʃíta  buy 
19  ʃ mɷnʃíla  on the road 
20  m maka  moral strength 
21  m imilimo  work 
22  n naka  to be tired 
23  n kanini  a small thing 
24  ŋ ŋana  soft pad 
25  ŋ ŋaŋa  kind of pliers to hold copper wires 
26  l laβa  to forget 
27  l umɷala  a rock 
28  w wende  you must walk 
29  w ukuwa  to fall down 
30  i inʃíku  days 
31  i inʃíta  time 
32  i imiti  medicine 
33  e etʃo  It is 
34  e lemba  write 
35  e twende  let's go 
36  u umuti  tree 
37  u umulilo  fire 
38  u umɷntu  person 
39  ɷ umɷti  tree 
40  o owe  Ohǃ (surprised) 
41  o mona  see 
42  o βwato  boat 
43  a amani  eggs 
44  a papata  plead 
45  a tata  father 
46  aɩle  he went 
47  maɩlo  yesterday, tomorrow 
48  ndaɩ  absolutely 
49    umulilo nauʃíma kale  The fire went off long time ago. 
50    kalete umɷsalu tusaʃíle  Go and bring the vegetables so we can cook them.