abalang 1v Seek out. Ko oglapas ki, og-aliguan ta ka maralom no og-abalang ki to mababow oyow konò ki ogka-alus diò to linow. When we cross [a river], we detour around the deep [part] and seek out the shallow [area] so that we won't be swept away by the current into the deep pool. [In the following example, a person is looking for a shallow place to cross a river in order not to be swept away by the current.] 2v To relentlessly pursue; to be after something, as a purpose. Ko du-on ogko-iniatan no ogpangasawa, og-abalangon. Og-alukuyon ungod ka amoy taman to ogho-o on. If someone wants to get married, he will pursue it relentlessly. He will keep on discussing it with the father until he says yes. Kagi to balu, “Og-abalangon ku ka baloy no nighimu ni Jeremy di warò pad igkabayad ku.” The widow said, “I’m after the house that Jeremy made but I don't yet have anything to use for payment.” Ko ogkalituk on ka og-abalangon din, ogbuyu-on din on. When it is clear what she is after, [then] she will ask for it. Ogkukutkut ka asu su og-abalangon din ka ambow diò to lungag to tanò. Og-iling ka otow, “Nokoy ka og-abalangon to asu?” The dog is digging because he is relentlessly pursuing a rat there in a hole in the ground. Someone says, “What is that dog after? [If a person requests something which isn't given the first time he will keep coming back until the person finally gives what is requested. This can apply to a young man who keeps returning to talk to the father of a girl he wants to marry or can apply to a dog who keeps digging because he smells a rat and is determined to get it.] 3v That which someone is relentlessly pursuing. Og-atangan ku ka ig-abalangi din. I am blocking that which he is relentlessly pursuing. [The following example concerned an effort to dissuade a patient from returning home before he was well enough to do so.] see: buyù 1; see fr.: tu-ud 1. 4deriv n A person who is very persistent. Ka sika abalangon, ungod oglibonglibong taman to ogkapurut din ka ogbuyu-on din. Ogko-iling to ogkapogos ka ogbuyu-on din. As for that person who is persistent, he keeps coming back until he is able to get that for which he was begging. It's as though the person from whom he is making a request is forced [to give it]. [If one day he asks for something and you don't give it, he will keep coming back in following days to request until you give it to him.]
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alus vs 1To be carried away by the current. Ko oglapas ki, ko konò ki ogpakabatuk to mababow su mabolbol ka woig, ogka-alus ki diò to maralom. Ogpakalumbuk kid on. If we cross [a river], if we are not able to discover the shallow [places] because the water is bubbly, we will be carried away by the current to where it is deep. We will have to swim. Ko ogpalawod ki to gakit no diò ki ogdu-ung to malongon no woig no konò ki ogdu-ung diò to mabolbol su ogka-alus ka gakit ta. Ogka-anlas ogkohutuk ka gakit ko ogdu-ung ki to mabolbol. If we go downstream by raft then we beach [our raft] where the water is calm and we don't beach [it] where at rapids (lit. bubby) because our raft will be swept away by the current. Our raft will be carried by the current if we beach [our craft] at the rapids (lit. where [the water] is bubbly). Ko oglapas ki, og-aliguan ta ka maralom no og-abalang ki to mababow oyow konò ki ogka-alus diò to linow. When we cross [a river], we detour around the deep [part] and search for the shallow [area] so that we won't be swept away by the current into the deep pool. gen: alap 3; see fr.: anlas 3. 2For many to be swept away by the current. Ko moon-ing ka oglapas to woig no ogka-alap diò to maralom, ogkaka-alus. (Ka Kapugi, ogkama-alus. Man-alus, sikan dod ka lituk.) If many cross a river (lit. water) and are carried to the deep [part], they are swept away by the current. In Kupugi, [they say], ogkama-alus. Man-alus, has the same meaning.