Sheng - English Lexicon

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daga
-dai
-dail
-dak
danse
-dara
daroo
dashboad
daso
degaga
dem
-dema
diab
diambo
dibre
dieng
diggz
digolos
dimbas
dinga

-dai1 verb

1 claim   ► -dai pesa claim money

2 (Sheng) die

3 demand   ► -dai talaka demand a divorce

4 sue

akadai inflected verb, cl. 1 Root -dai1

1 he/she claimed

2 he/she sued

3 (Sheng) he/she died

alidai1 inflected verb, cl. 1 Root -dai1

1 he/she claimed, he/she demanded   ► Alidai kwamba ni kawaida ya kila lugha kukopa au kuazima maneno. She claimed that it is normal for each language to borrow or lose/extinguish words.

2 he/she sued

3 (Sheng) he/she died

anadai1 inflected verb, cl. 1 Root -dai1

1 he/she claims

2 he/she sues

3 (Sheng) he/she dies

walidai1 inflected verb, cl. 2 Root -dai1

1 they claimed

2 they sued

3 (Sheng) they died

wanadai1 inflected verb, cl. 2 Root -dai1

1 they claim

2 they sue

3 (Sheng) they die

News Oct 2014 This dictionary has been updated to work better on mobile devices.

This online lexicon for Sheng is based on Sarah Hillewaert's MA thesis (Ghent University, 2003). At present, only a selection of words has been reworked for this online version by Sarah Hillewaert and Gilles-Maurice de Schryver. This work in progress is being created with David Joffe's dictionary compilation software TLex, and is online since 10 May 2004.

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