alimpulus n A whirlwind or tornado. Ko diò a to pantad, nasalanganan ad to pogkalamag to ma-agbot no alimpulus. Nabarut ka pangamuton no nagangu diò to pantad no naligot ka na-alap diò to ampow. When I was on the beach, I was caught by the wind of a strong whirlwind. Dried out plants on the beach were pulled up by the roots and whirled around as the were carried upwards. Ko diò to kanami, du-on ka ma-agbot no kalamag no ogka-alap to alimpulus no ogpakahiab to atop. In our place, there are strong winds which are carried by whirlwinds which are able to lift off a roof. [This is what Punsia called a funnel shaped cloud which someone had spotted in the sky here at Nasuli and called a tornado. Apparently, the difference is a matter of size but the same word would be used in Ata Manobo regardless of size.]
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salang 1vs For something to inadvertently happen, or be done, at the same time as something else. Ko nanumbaloy a, nakasalangan a to ogko-on. Kagi a to, “Ogmangoko-on kow na-an.” When I went to visit [someone's house], I inadvertently arrived at the same time they were eating. I said, “So you are eating.” see fr.: dongan 2. 1.1vs To be inadvertently caught in some situation or in the act of doing something. Ko diò a to pantad, nasalanganan ad to pogkalamag to ma-agbot no alimpulus. When I was on the beach, I was caught by the wind of a strong whirlwind. [Such as when someone comes home unexpectedly and catches a thief in the process of stealing something.] 2v To deliberately time an event to coincide with something else. Nig-agow ka ba-ad no tanò ku. Nigpasalangan to warò a diò. A portion of my land was taken away. [He] timed that to coincide with my absence.