lupug 1v To reciprocate, particularly in regard to the exchange of a brideprice. 2deriv n A reciprocal exchange of a brideprice. Ogma-al-alukuyoy ka mgo buyag tongod ko du-on mgo lupuganon The leaders are having a discussion about whether there will be [eventual] ||breciprocal exhanges for a brideprice|r Ka sika lupuganon, ko niggastu ka koddì to nigpangasawa, ko ogkalugoy on no du-on og-asawa to anak ku, ig-ulì ku koykow ka pogbulig nu kanak. As for that reciprocation [custom], if, when I got married, you paid for my brideprice, [then] when after a long time someone will marry my daughter (lit. offspring), I will return to you [the amount] you used to help me. [It is culturally appropriate for the family of the groom to pay a brideprice to the family of the bride. If later, if a male member of the family who received a brideprice desires to marry someone from the family who previously paid a brideprice may reciprocate either by reducing or considering that the requirements for a brideprice have already been met.]
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lupugan n Request for repayment, particularly of a brideprice. Ogma-al-alukuyoy ka mgo buyag tongod ko du-on mgo lupuganon The leaders are having a discussion about whether there will be [eventual] requests for reimbursement. [Relatives typically supply all or part of a brideprice for a young man. If he has a daughter, they may ask for part of the brideprice paid for her as reimbursement. If a widow obtains an animal, her in-laws may ask for it as reimbursement for what they paid as a brideprice for her. Sometimes these payments may eventually exceed what they actually paid as a brideprice.]
alukuy 1n A friend. 2v To discuss something with someone else. Ko du-on ogko-iniatan no ogpangasawa, og-abalangon. Og-alukuyon ungod ka amoy taman to ogho-o on. If someone desires to get married, he will pursue it. He will continuously discuss it with the father [of the girl] until he agrees (lit says “yes”). [This word seems to apply to discussion of specific issues and not to casual conversation. Ogpanangnangonoy seems to apply more correctly to casual conversation and exchange of general information.] 2.1v The thing which is being discussed. Ian dò ogka-alukuy ko songo monu ka igbotad no gastu to sikan no boi. The only thing they will be discussing is how much they will pay immediately upon request as a brideprice for that girl. 2.2v That which is discussed; topic of discussion. Ko du-on otow no og-utang di ogkasipod no ognangon, di songo otow on ka ognangonan din. Ogkagi to sikan no otow to, “Du-on ig-alukuy din koykow.” If there is a person who [wants to] borrow get something on credit but is ashamed to speak up, then he will tell another person. That person will say, “He has something to discuss with you.” 2.3v To have a group discussion. Ogma-al-alukuyoy ka mgo buyag tongod ko du-on mgo lupuganon. The leaders are having a group discussion about whether there will be [eventual] reciprocal exhanges for a brideprice. 3deriv n Discussion. Ian on amoy-amoy ka ogtangkò to alukuyan. The person who speaks on behalf of the man is the spokesman for the discussion (lit. one who faces the discussion). [In a wedding arrangement, the spokesman for the man is called an amoy-amoy (a term used for an adoptive or foster father).] 4deriv n A friendship gift. Pal-alukuyan dan. [It is] their friendship gift.