Tuwali Ifugao - English


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nungki- distr. 1this prefix encodes the distribution of a feature or property over a number of objects. O-ongal ya nungkitatag-e day babaleh tu. Houses here are big and tall. (sem. domains: 9.2.9.1 - Verb affixes.) 2this prefix encodes the component that the activity or action is distributed among agent-subjects who participate in the activity or action. Gagala ya ahi mipae nadan nungkikalabut. (Isaiah 51:14a) Soon those imprisoned/captured will be released. Sim: mungki-.
Nungkutu prop. the name given to those who taught the Ifugao their religious rituals, particularly those related to the rice agricultural rites and rituals. Loudes S. Dulawan: Ifugao Baki (Rituals for Man and Rice Culture)
nuppe adjunct. implies confidence in the accuracy or correctness of what is said or the absolute necessity of an action or event; indisputable. Opwatom nuppe nan hinamal, akudom hi ligau ta madibdiban ta maba-bao. Remove the pot from the fire, ladle out the rice into a winnower so the air will help to cool it. Handih matibo na nuppey kawad-ana, ya inang-ang nan dehdin nah pingngit di wa-el ad Bae. When he was finally able to see where he was, he discovered that he was beside the brook in Bae. Attitudinal. (sem. domains: 9.4.4.1 - Certainly, definitely.)
nuwang 1comm. carabao; water buffalo, native to tropical Asia; used to pull carts, plows, etc. Kaatnay nuwang yu? How many carabao do you have? Dakol di longonah nuwang ya babuy. Many carabao and pigs are butchered. Sim: duwog, tamaraw, hidug. (sem. domains: 1.6.1 - Types of animals.) 2intrans. to raise carabaos. Naligat di munnuwang hin maid di kudal. It is difficult to raise carabaos if one has no pastureland. muN‑/nuN‑. 3trans. to butcher a carabao during wedding or burial feast. Nuwangan da nan nate. They will butcher a carabao during the third day of the death. ‑an/‑in‑ ‑an. id. kay hinunggop di nuwang
Ngilin prop. refers to a god of taboos. [This god is the son of brother-sister gods, Kabbigat and Bugan; Ngilin fathered the jealous gods.] (sem. domains: 4.9.2 - Supernatural being.)