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lekebesfromkebesvTo hurriedly do something when you run out of time.g-, h-, k-, -m-, -n-, s-.
lekedênBreaking sound, as dry twigs being walked on, big tree falling due to strong wind or floor-joists due to too much weight.Appendix 19 SoundsvFor something to break and produce this sound.h-, ke-, -m-, -n-.
lekedotvarlekdotnSound of rope breaking, cloth tearing or cracking of knuckles.Appendix 19 SoundsvTo produce this sound.he-, ke-, -m-, -n-.
lekef1nHead cold or flu.Là hyu kógówen tolo gemnóm lekef.It's not good for him to go, he is still experiencing a cold.vTo have a head cold.-n-.2vTo embrace, hug; to cling to.Béem lekef béléu yó tey héféem.Don't cling to me with your wet (clothes).g-, h-, k-, -m-, -n-, s-, sems-, sens-.varlemkef
lekefengv(Of a child or climbing animal) to land on someone or something; to cling tightly with arms and legs to someone or something.Nénég ye kun lumun tô iwas yem lekefeng bè hanga tuu.Look, it looks like a monkey clinging to that branch there.Deng tódóen yem kebeg tonen lemkefeng bè lumét.He shot the fruit bat he saw clinging to the tree.g-, h-, ke-, -m-.Yake béen tlek lemkefeng béléu ngà ni yem tey nmou nii!This child shouldn't cling to me, I have so much work to do!-n-.cfkefeng 2
lekekobvarletkobnCrunching sound, as when eating roasted corn.Appendix 19 SoundsvTo make a crunching sound.h-, ke-, -m-, -n-.
lekenvargeken1vTo hold, keep back.Leken le ditu filakem bè utóng twoguhem.They held your money there for the debt of your older brother.g-, h-, k-, s-, sems-, sens-.synlengen 22v(Of a wound) for the swelling to subside as it heals.-m-, -n-.synlebó 1
lekenginThe sound of sand or tiny stones or dirt when chewed in food.Appendix 19 SoundsvTo make this sound.h-, ke-, -m-, -n-.
lekengotvarletengotletngotnCrunching sound, as of raw cabbage, carrots being eaten.Appendix 19 SoundsvTo make this sound.he-, ke-, -m-, -n-.
lekesnScar.vTo wait for a sore to heal by letting it scar.g-, h-.Nam hlekes he yó haliem ominem bud dmadu.Let your sore scar/heal before you plow again.k-, -m-, -n-.synkdimol 1
leketvTo adorn, to clothe, dress, array; to assemble, as spare parts of anything.Yem igoen hget, dù tô là hugónen botong keblat yó kem ngom leketen.While she dresses up, she could easily fall over from all the heavy finery she adorns herself with.g-, h-, k-, -em-.Ke là dengen kóyów kngomen yem ngà libun, tódô yéen hlun na lemeket du yem ngom.If the little girl isn't big enough to wear finery, the mother will adorn (herself) with the finery for the child.-en-, s-, sem-, sen-, kes-.cfsdang 1tléwéng 1
lekéknA plant with large leaves that are used for wrapping sticky rice.Wen se lemii fak, ne lemii sobuy, ne lemii noko, ne wen se lekék.There are those who taboo frog, and taboo glass, and taboo sugarcane, and some a kind of large leaf.Appendix 17-07 Other plants
lekékénSoft rustling sound, as when walking through dry leaves.Appendix 19 SoundsvTo make this sound.he-, ke-, -m-, -n-.
lekéwêfromkéwêfromlekawêv(Of bats) to hang on a tree; (of women having a hard delivery) to hang onto a rope.g-, h-, ke-, -m-.Deng suloyen buteng ni ne lemkéwê du yem libun kmuleng blutut efet ni là dengen sut ngaen.It's already been a day and night that woman about to deliver has hung onto the rope, until now her baby hasn't been born.-n-, s-.
lekéwê hlosokvTo hang upside down, as bats from a tree.
lekibàvTo sit with knees apart.Béi ksón gel myón lekibà igoem deng bong libun.Don't always be sitting with knees apart for you're already a big girl.he-, ke-, -m-, -n-.
lekigangadjBowlegged.Bê ye hekadang hanà udì yem ngà kô angat lekigang sok deng bong.While the child is still small don't straddle him on your hip, he might walk bowlegged when he grows up.
leklasnSound of something dropping or thrown onto the floor or into the grass, as a stone, stick of cut wood.Appendix 19 SoundsvTo make this sound.he-, ke-, -m-, -n-.
leklokfromkloknThe sound of rushing, as a group running or of something falling or gurgling in a hole.Appendix 19 SoundsvTo make this sound.he-, ke-, -m-, -n-.synleklub 1cfkolong 1
leklubnThe gurgling sound of liquid as it passes through the throat when drinking.Tódô leklub lem liholen.It just gurgled in his throat.Appendix 19 SoundsvTo make this sound.ke-, -m-, -n-.synkolong 1leklok 1klok
lekmùn(Of frogs) the sound of jumping into the water to escape a predator.Appendix 19 Soundsv(Of frogs) to jump into the water.Salà kfô le du, deng mom lekmù etlem él.They missed catching it, instead it jumped into the water.g-, h-, ke-, -m-, -n-.synhetò 1kmó 2
lekngénSmall sound of something moving in the grass or hole, just once.Tedu yem muni lekngé bè kilil beng yói?What is that small sound beside that wall?Appendix 19 SoundsvTo make this sound.he-, ke-, -m-, -n-.