Ata Manobo - English


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No-omunu? v
Nokoy na-an on? phr. of: nokoy. what Ko tiglabung on, ogpakadoromdom sikandin to alunggun din ko nokoy na-an on bua ka ogkako-on dan kunto-on no mahapun. When it was suppertime already, he happened to think about his family and [wondered] what they might have to eat this afternoon. Ko du-on otow no ogpanumbaloy, insa-an ta ko nokoy na-an bag ka tu-ud nu? If someone visits [our house], we ask them, “So what is your purpose [in visiting]?
Nò man. phr. of: . OK go ahead [and go somehere], or go ahead [and do it] [LA said one would use that expression to get someone to go somewhere or do something. Used something like sigi in Cebuano. (Rom nt p. 59)]
n= A prefix meaning something has happened already (sometimes called completive) see: nig= (PAST}.
na-an phr.: na-an dò; phr.: oyow na-an; phr.: na-an pà; phr.: agad na-an; phr.: na-an dò. 1adv Really. Agad konò no duma ta ka namatoy, ko ogdalong ki to ogsinogow, du-on dangob no otow ka og-amulung kanta to ogkagi to, “Tahan na-an ian to ogkamatoy ki.” Even if it is not our relative (lit. companion) who has died, if we participate in weeping [with the others], someone else will comfort us by saying, “It is really quite natural that we die.” 2adv so Kagi ku, "Pila na-an no gatus ka kuddò nu?" Kagi, "Lalimma no gatus." I said, “So how many hundred [pesos] is your horse?” 3adv so then really Songo amboy-amboy ku na-an sikandin. So then really she is also my daughter-in-law-removed [by reason of marriage to his cousin's son]. [DB says there is an element of amazement reflected in the following statement because the person did not know he had a relationship with this person via his cousin.] 4adv so...after all Du-on nana-an magaliug nu? So you have guests after all? [This form evidences a measure of surprise when one discovers something to be true contrary to what was supposed.] 5Bakosan na-an so-i. This is indeed a python.
na-an dò₂ phr. of: na-an. The only thing that is left Konad ogsagman to ogko-on. Woig na-an dò ka og-inumon din. She wasn't paying attention to eating. Water was the only thing left [that] she was drinking.
na-an dò₁ phr. of: na-an. All that is left, just enough left, that is what remains. Warò igkapasamboy noy su songo pogko-on na-an dò. We don't have [enough] rice to lend because we have just enough left for one meal.
na-an pà phr. of: na-an. likely Tongod to harayu, ko diò ta to so-og isabuk, ko du-on ka mgo batò no ogli-ag, na-an pà ko ogkari-okan woy ko ogkaguak on About the radio, if we set it on the floor, if there are children who play, it is likely that it will be stepped or become destroyed.
na-asna-as v 1To whisper. 2The reason for whispering. Ka igna-asna-as ni Utù to alukuy rin to oyow konò ogkataga ka inoy rin woy amoy to ogduma sikandin to amigu rin no oghondiò to Manila. The reason Utù is whispering to to his friend is so that his mother and father will not know that he will accompany his friend to go to Manila. Ogsaparan ta to, “Nokoy ka igmanna-asna-asoy now? Hirogò kow on su matanob on no mausilom.” We rebuke them with, “What are you whispering about? Go to sleep now because it is already late at night.” 3To whisper to each other. Ka otow, ko du-on ignangon din to duma rin ogna-asna-as dò ka ogkagi to talinga to duma rin ko nokoy [ka] igholos dan no darua rò kandan ka nataga to sabut dan. A person, if he has something to tell his companion, he will just whisper what he is saying into the ear of his companion whatever it is they are hiding and just [the] two of them know about their agreement. Sikaniu, konò kow ogpa-agbot ka ogna-asna-as su du-on on noirogò. You, don't whisper so loudly because there are those who are sleeping. 4To make a whispery (soft hissing??) sound, such as that of the soft sound of grubs in a tree trunk. Ko moon-ing ka na-asna-as woy og-o-oguk no oggusi-on tad ka galung ta no pula no ogkito-on tad ka moon-ing no alibutod no og-aliboodbood on. When there are many [grubs] which are making whispery and gurgling [sounds], then we split knotched pula palm log and we see many grubs which are squirming.
naan v 1To think, suppose (mistakenly). Naan nu no warad homoy dokad di du-on dod. You supposed the rice was all gone, but there’s still some. see fr.: aboy. 2To assume, correctly or incorrectly. Naan ni Ipag no igparuma nu ka anak nu kanami. Sister-in-law assumes that you will have your son go with us. [This use is close to the meaning of expect. However, the person himmself would say, “I expect...” but another person would report, “She is assuming...”.] see: iman-iman; see: doromdom 2. 3To regard something or someone in some way. Nig-abin a to sikan no otow; naan din no hari a rin. I have been claimed by that person; he regards me as his younger brother. 4pretend Naan bag to mgo batò no kuddò ka ogsakayan dan. The children are pretending that what they are riding are horses. see: panag-iling.
nakabatas v To be sprawled on the ground, floor or elsewhere as a person or animal which has died or has fainted. Du-on otow no nabunù no nakabatas to dalan ka lawa rin to nokohibat ka namatoy on. There was a person who had been murdered who se body was found sprawled out on the ground as he was lying there dead. [For a person or animal to be sprawled out on the ground or path as murdered person, a dead animal or someone who has fainted or is laying on the ground.]
nala n A kind of very hard wood with a nice grain. [Philippine nara is different from mahogany. If cut down, the nara tree will grow back from its root system whereas mahogany does not. The nara seed has prickles/thorny and does not have wings like the mahagany.]
nalimud no otow phr. of: limud. phrase Crowd.
nalum-og see fr.: katupis 2.
namu 1n A torch to make smoke when getting bees or honey. Ka namu, ian igpulag to patiukan. The torch for smoking, that is what is used as a smoker for the bees. [Made of leaves wrapped around split bamboo with pitch placed in the center. Also, used to burn up the nest of the tabu-uan “large wasp, hornet.”] 2v To make a smoker to smoke out bees or burn up a wasp nest. Ka otow, ogkuò to luhù no bulu no ian ognamuon.
nangkà n Jackfruit.
nangon 1n A message, especially by word of mouth. Du-on nigbogoy koddì to sulat. Kagi to sika otow no nigtilala ku, “Igpa-alap ku bag no nangon to og-uroik a diò to Maambago.” Someone gave me a letter. That person whom I knew said, “I'm sending a message please that I will travel upriver to Maambago.” Ko nigbogoy to sulat, nigpatimul to nangon no igpasiguru no ogpasabuk bag to agoloy. When he gave the letter [to me], he instructed (lit. caused) [me] to add to it by word of mouth to insure that [the person] would set aside some corn [for him]. see fr.: gugud 2; see fr.: lalag 2. 2v To tell, say, speak Di du-on og-abalang no konò ogpoko-uwang ko ognangon. But there are those who keep coming back with their request who cannot express what they [want to] say. Og-agbotan nu to ognangon oyow lagboy ogpakarinog ka duma. [Speak] louder when you speak so that the others can hear. see fr.: gugud 1. 3Si Lita, nignangon ki Mery to diò oghibat to kandin. Lita told Mery that she would sleep at her [place]. 4Agad nokoy ka ignangon ku, konò ogpa-agad-agad no og-ugpò diò to dangob no anak din. No matter what I say, [my mother] won't agree to stay with her other offspring. 4.1Warò ikanangon dan to duma no kinagian. They weren't able to tell me another word [for the word aguanta “endure”.] 5Tell. [This word can be used in direct or indirect speech, with or without an object. The English word “tell” requires an object and is also used in indirect speech.] 6Ognangonan kow rò ko ogkapalusan on. You will be told when [the grains] have filled out. 7v Repeatedly ?? tell Si Apù Amasig ka nignangonnangon kanak to ogngilam ki su du-on ogpoko-uma no mangayow. Grandfather Amasig was the one who was repeatedly telling me that we will be alert because raiders would come. 8To plan. 9n guarantee (lit. something used to tell) Ko du-on og-indanan ku no kuddò, ogbogoy a to babuy no igpohun-a ku. Sikan ka igmaganangon ku to og-indanan kud on. If there is a horse which I will reserve, I will give a pig as a downpayment (lit. that which I [give] ahead of time). That is my guarantee that I have reserved it.
nangonnangon
nanam 1n Flavor, as of food. Unawa ka nanam su maporos. The flavor is the same because it is astringent. La-in ka nonom The flavor is different. 2v To taste. Ka otow, ogtutua to babuy. Ko og-asinan din ka sabow, ogmananam ko litos ka asin. Ogmo-omis su masanok ka sabow. DB Dic Nt 1/Sept/2006. see: timtim. 3v 4v To discern flavor. 5v To become flavorful Ko ogtimtim ki no ogkananam ta to mo-omis ka sabow to babuy, ogmananam on. When we taste it and we can discern that the flavor of the broth of the pig is just right (lit. sweet), it has become flavorful.
nanay n Short for iut nanay - a kind of camote that has red skin with a purplish ring in the center of the camote.
nanoy 1adj Slow. Di mananoy ka nig-alap ku no makina su lalimma rò ka sikan no kabalyus din. But the [motorboat] motor which I had brought was slow because it only had five horsepower. 2adv take a long time. Mananoy ki ogpoko-uma su og-aligu kid on ogbayò. It takes us a long time to arrive because we have to detour (lit. go around as we pass by]. 3v To be slow to do something. Ka nanhondiò no mgo Monobo to Manilà, ogmananoy ogman-ulì dini to Davao. The Manobos who went to Manila were slow to return to Davao. 4v Be slow to carry out an activity or fulfill a request. Ka inoy no ogsugù to anak to ogpa-angoy to hapuy no malugoy ogsasindog ka batò, ogkagi ka inoy to, “Amana so-i batò no ognanoynanoy to ogkaragusu kid on to ogsugba no warò hapuy! As for the mother who orders her child to fetch fire and then the child just stands there for a long time, the mother will say, “For goodness sake this child is being slow when we are in a hurry to cook and there is no fire! Ka otow no ogboli to wasoy, ognanoynanoy ka ogpitow su ka maroyow, ogku-on din. The person who is purchasing an axe, he will be slow in looking because the one that is best (lit. good), [that is the one] he will buy. 5v Something taking a long time, or the reason for being a long time. Ian igmananoy to pog-ulì su warad igkapiliti to poglibong to pog-ulì. That which took them so long to return was because they did not have any fare with which to return home. 6Slowness. Ian igmananoy ta to ogboli to wasoy su og-iling-ilingon ta ko du-on go-at. The reason for our slowness to purchase the axe is because we will examine it like to see if it has a crack. 7v Be slow to carry out an activity or fulfill a request. Ka inoy no ogsugù to anak to ogpa-angoy to hapuy no malugoy ogsasindog ka batò, ogkagi ka inoy to, “Amana so-i batò no ognanoynanoy to ogkaragusu kid on to ogsugba no warò hapuy! As for the mother who orders her child to fetch fire and then the child just stands there for a long time, the mother will say, “For goodness sake this child is being slow when we are in a hurry to cook and there is no fire! Ka otow no ogboli to wasoy, ognanoynanoy ka ogpitow su ka maroyow, ogku-on din. The person who is purchasing an axe, he will be slow in looking because the one that is best (lit. good), [that is the one] he will buy. 8adv Wait a minute. Nanoy ka pà su ogpanapatus a pad. Wait a minute because I will put my shoes on next. see: tagad 1. 9v Dilidaly ?? 10adv To do something slowly Ko tongod to baloy no og-awos to ogmatikangon, og-alikan to nanoynanoy su awos to ogsongolan. Regarding a house which needs to be raised, it is jacked up slowly because it is necessary to block the space [made from the lift]. 11adv Very slowly. 12adv Slower.
nanò 1n Pus. Ko ogbugsi on ka bulutut, ogsolug to langosa ka nanò din. When the boil bursts, the pus will be mixed with blood. [This word for pus applies to that which comes from the skin or flesh. Watery pus from one's ear would be called bugtok. However, thicker pus from an injury to the ear would still be called nanò.] 2v To ooze pus.
naponù ka goinawa phr. of: goinawa. To be angry, fed up
napù 1n Flat land or area as plains, a valley or plateau. Ka woig no Liboganon, makopal ka mgo tibogow diò to napu no mabasag ka lawa rin. As for the Liboganon river, the reed there are thick in the flat area and its body is hard. 2vs Land that is mostly flat but has some hills like the Nauli area. Du-on otow no nakaboli to tanò no malu-ag ka nanapunapù. Maluag ka masandig. 3v Sloping (lit. somewhat flat, that is, not steep Nignapu-napù ka bubungan. The mountain is sloping.
nasagboka see fr.: lapung 1.