wada 1exispred. this form predicates that something exists; it is tense and plurality neutral. <
> Waday oha ke dakayu an immalin nungkugkug handih hilong. There was one of you who came to knock at the door last night. Hinunggopak ya wadah ina. When I entered, my mother was there. Ahika umalih andai ta waday kalyok ke he-a. Come by and by and I will tell you something. (lit. there will be something) Etakuh bale da ta wada ke ot di kinailana ya ipainum nan ditaku. Let’s go to their house and if he should have (lit. there is) rice wine, he will let us drink it. Waday kanta, hapit ya tayo an impatibon nadan nalpuh natkonatkon an boble. There were songs, speeches and dances rendered by different groups from different barrios. Wadan ustu moy bidbibidbid hi novels. There has been enough reading of novels. (sem. domains: 126.96.36.199 - Exist.) 2nom. refers to the location of someone or something. < This existential predicate can be used to equate all of the English ‘be’ copular verbal phrases. > 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. Mu natimtimot uggena inila nu ngannen bobley kawad-ana, ot nomnommonan had-onay kabiggatana. But he had lost his sense of direction and did not know where he was so he decided to wait until daylight. ka‑ ‑an na. comp. wada nin comp. wadahdi comp. wadahna comp. wadahtu comp. wadan wada der. mawada der. wadwada-an id. nawadaan ph. v. wada tad Morphology: kawad-ana.