hiab [hiyab] vs To blow off, or be lifted off by the wind, such as a roof or heavy object. 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 blow/lift off a roof. [This term applies to heavier objects such as a roof. If paper, leaves or lightweight objects are carried by the wind they are said to be layap to kalamag.] see: layap.
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layap v To be carried by the wind or become airborne. Ogkoimu on no abug ka alibu ko iglayap to kalamag. Ashes will become dust if they are carried by the wind. Ka harina, ko igtopung ta ka saku to harina, ogkoimu on no abug su oglayap. As for flour, if we shake the sack of flour, it will become dust because it becomes airborne. see fr.: hiab; gen: alap 1.1.
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.]