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abaak

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[LHH] adjective young, not full grown

abodom

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[LLH] noun a wooden gong, usually made from a section of a tree trunk

abịreabire

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[LLL] noun a kind of yam formerly only planted by women, water yam

adeesi

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[LHLL] noun rice

atidot

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[LHL] noun bitter leaf, gall bladder; bile

ayan̄ayang

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[HF] noun a broom made from oil palm fronds stripped of their leaves and tied in a bunch, it is generally used for sweeping the house

baat

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[LL] verb, transitive count, reckon, esteem

buuk

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[LL] verb, transitive bury

daara

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[LLH] verb, transitive rinse

dan̄adanga

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[LH] verb order the night before in order to have the next day, book overnight, contact to but at a certain time (esp. palm wine, palm wine is generally bought in the morning when it is fresh)

dian

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[HH] verb, transitive add, put together, stick, glue

duọọkduook

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[HHH] verb, transitive to lose, throw away

dọ do

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[H] verb, transitive; verb, intransitive marry

dọkdok

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[L] verb, transitive weave, knit, spin

dọkkọdokko

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[HH] verb, transitive tell

ebet

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[HH] noun hare; a person fond of sleeping.

edeme

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[HLL] noun tongue.

ekere

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[LHH] noun a single (or double?) pronged metal gong.

ekuọn̄ekuong

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[HHF] noun a kind of large edible snail.

etịbeetibe

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[LHH] noun contribution, contributive society.

fep

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[L] verb, intransitive dodge, duck, move aside, move away, move out of the way; tv dodge.

fiat

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[LL] verb, transitive spit, spit out (food, liquid, silaiva)

fịmfim

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[L] verb, transitive fan, wave, swing; iv hover, float in the air.

fọrọforo

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[LH] verb, intransitive put on clothes, wear.

iba

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[HF] noun a kind of small crocodile (Goldie monitor lizard) cf afiom, utai.

idịtidit

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[HH] noun country, nation, tribe, clan, group of people esp foreigners; a group who follow a leader; household; humanity, human nature.

ikpọmkpo

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[LH] adjective big

ikpọnikpon

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[LH] noun someone shorter than normal. a stunted person

ikuọtikuot

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[LLL] noun toad

ikọtikot

[HH] noun uncultivated land, brush (used with the name of certain flora and fauna to mean wild); plot, plantation; followers, descendants, family, people of a particular place (many place names contain the word iikọt)

inagha

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[LHH] noun a kind of fish with a small head, dried and used for soup

ine

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[LL] noun fishing grounds, fishing area

inʌn̄inung

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[HF] noun salt

ise

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[LF; HF] noun yam barn (a place where yams are stored for the next planting season)

isiọn̄isiong

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[HHF] noun dizziness, faintness

iso

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[HH] noun face, front, future (also eko iso)

itai

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[LHL] noun coal tar

keek

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[HH] verb, transitive cut down, hew down (a large object); cut (a large portion) (pl. of kek)

kim

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[H] verb, transitive pierce, stab, sew

kpai

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[HH] ideophone sound of a palm kernel or ekOm nut when it is cracked with a stone; sound made by snapping the fingers; sound made in a gun when it fails to fire because the powder is wet.

kpak

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[L] verb, transitive try to persuade, urge, importune, dun.

kpakka

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[HH] verb, transitive lose ones temper and take some action (decide to do something or become stubborn), act in a fit of anger.

kpam

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[L] ideophone describes a quick action; describes a completed action or state.

kpam

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[LL] ideophone sound made by a flat object when it falls flat on the ground.

kpam

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[HL] ideophone sound of wood breaking (ideophone)

kpe

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[HL] interjection expression of concern, regret, apology

kpeen̄ekpeenge

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[HHH] verb, transitive cut (esp many small sticks and brush as when clearing land for farming (pl. of kpIkke)

kpoi

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[LL] ideophone sound made by someone walking in studded shoes.

kpon̄n̄okpongngo

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[LH] verb, transitive bend over so as to expose the buttocks

kpịkkọkpiko

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[HH] verb, transitive become contrary (es. to show off)

kpịrakkpirak

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[HH] verb, transitive become restless; make rapid, jittery movements, fire crackling, wood breaking; describes the action of starting up in fright

kpịrekkpirek

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[HH] verb, transitive make jittery movements as though one had ants in ones clothing; move very fast on ones toes in a jittery way (i.e. walk like a European); swagger, strut to show off

kpọikpoi

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[HH] verb, transitive cut off the end of a periwinkle ( a kind of mollusk) so the fish can be sucked out.

kpọọnọkpoongo

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[HHH] verb, transitive push aside with disdain, postpone, shake off responsibility

kuọikuoi

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[HHH] verb, transitive peel with a knife; sharpen to a point (as a stick, an arrow)

kuọrọkuoro

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[LLH] verb, intransitive preach, repeat over and over, moralize, advise

kọn̄kong

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[H] verb, intransitive cough

kọpkop

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[L] verb, transitive hang (on a hook, peg, line); spread out to dry; hook, link, lock, entangle

ma

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[H] verb, transitive like, love (can be used as a euphemism for sex)

mai

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[HH] verb, intransitive bleat (of a goat or sheep), low (of a cow)

mban̄mbang

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[LH] noun the side of the face from temple to jaw

mkpa nnʌkmkap nnuk

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[LH HD] noun ring

mkpak

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[LH] noun penis, some speakers say that this is a polite term, others that it is slang, still others that it is a childs word

mkpat

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[LL] noun foot

mkpok

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[H.HL] noun sandfly

mkpufan̄mkpufang

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[LLL] noun path, narrow place, space, gap

mkpịkmkpik

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[HF] noun sandfly

mmọmmo

[HF] possessive pronoun they, them, their

ndek

[LH] noun dew, moisture on leaves

ndisọkndisok

[HLL] noun prickly heat

nem

[L] verb, intransitive become pleasant, enjoyable, sweet

nsoo

[LLH] interrogative noun what?

nuune

[LLH] verb, transitive smell, sniff

nyịnnyin

[HH] noun the young of an animal

nyọọn̄nyoong

[LL] verb, intransitive be tall, long, far, high, deep

nʌmmọnummo

[LH] verb, transitive open the eyes wide (to show seriousness and thus make a child comply)

n̄kam ngkam

[LF] noun my grandmother

n̄karasịnngkarasin

[HHHF] noun kerosine (English loanword)

n̄kọrikọngkoriko

[LLHL] noun a kind of edible snail, small with a lightweight shell

n̄n̄wọọn̄ngngwoong

[HHH] noun water

saap

[HH] verb, transitive, verb, intransitive poke (with a sharp object, a stick) (esp to find where yams are below the ground) (var. sappa)

sai

[HL] ideophone describes something that passes by very fst (as a car speeds by or an insect flies by)

sitaas

[HHL] noun starch (for laundry)

sʌkhọsukho

[LH] verb, intransitive faint, lose consciousness; become lowered

sịm sim

[L] verb, transitive reach, get to, arrive at

sịreksirek

[HF] noun silk, any shiny material used for a head tie

tie

[LH] verb, intransitive sit, stay; appear, seem

tita

[HL] noun address form for father, grandfather, old man

tobo

[LH] verb, transitive place an order

tọmtọmtomtom

[LHL] noun pigeon

ubom

[HF] noun fatness, breadth

udaisi

[LHLL] noun rice

udịtudit

[HF] noun strength, force, power

ukeme

[LLH] noun ability

utai

[HHL] noun a kind of large lizard, land living

utọkutok

[LL] noun quarrel

wop

[L] verb, intransitive do patiently, stay patiently, become patient

wuọtwuot

[LL] verb, transitive lend; borrow

yiip

[HH] verb, transitive pinch

yịgheyighe

[LH] verb, transitive doubt, surprise