wprefix for nouns of class 1, preceding vowel initial stems (rare)waáb,their friend.
wáexclamation of surprise
wáā!exclamation of disappointment
waáb1Pl.baáb1his friend2counterpart, the other3spouse
waáb2movement of net pulled up from water
wááʼ wááʼexclamation of surprise
wagalagexpressive of sound of something loose (e.g., if shoes are too big, or bamboo not properly tied)
wagtɛɛbewagtɛɛkind of leaf (like sand leaf)Bébɛllɛ wagtɛɛ âlened mekií.Wagtɛɛ is used to stop bleeding.
wáŋgɛsɛbewáŋgɛsɛpiece of fabric, headscarfwâŋgɛsɛ ekáábewâŋgɛsɛ ekáá ?handkerchiefwâŋgɛsɛ nlóbewâŋgɛsɛ bé nlóheadscarf
wǎŋ wǎŋsound of dog in pain
warɛdɛɛAfrican iodineMelanthera scandensSyn.awagtɛɛ2 1
weInfl.var.weéyou; verb prefix, second person singularwenkɛ̌,you went.
wê1Dial.var.wɛ̂2at, to, from; locative preposition, used especially with peopleCheé wenkɛ̌ abɛl wê Sylvester?What did you go to do at Sylvesterʼs?
wê2Dial.var.wɛ̂3there, locative adverb, close to hearer, general locationNhúú wê.I have returned from there.Cf.hɛ̂hɛ́nwén
wê3likeAdé ngíne áte wê ngo.He is as strong as a leopard.
wénhere, locative adverb, close to speaker, general locationNhyédé wén.I have arrived here.Cf.hɛ̂hɛ́nwê2
wɛyou; pronoun second person singular