talantan v 1To be busy, or occupied with something. [DB says if it is important, it isn't called katalantan or if it is something which you purpose to do, it is not called talantan. If that which occupies you obstructs what you intended to do, thny you have been natalantalan.] cf: balagoy; see fr.: talogon. 2To be distracted. see fr.: aloy₁ 1.
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aloy₁ see fr.: lagap. vs 1To be distracted or drawn away from a thought or activity by something else. Ko du-on oghimuon ta di ko du-on igkasasow ta, na-akoban ka oghimuon ta porom no an-anayan no na-aloy ki diò to dangob no warò ta nato-ori. If there is something we are [planning on] doing something but if there is something worrying us, the thing we would have done at the beginning is supplanted (lit. layered or covered over) and then we are drawn away to something else and so we didn't accomplish [what we started out to do]. see: talantan 2; see: ayat 4. 2To have one’s thoughts preoccupied by something. Ogka-aloy ka doromdom nu to mgo ulod-ulod no konò ka ogpakasagman to pogko-on. Your thoughts were being preoccupied with the [small] creatures and so you were not able to pay attention to food. [DB comment regarding a childhood experience when I played with bugs and snails and then could not eat my lunch because I was still thinking of those creatures.] see fr.: akob 4.
balagoy n To be busy. Ka anggam ku, ogkabalagoy pad to oghimu to baloy rin. Ian oghuno-on to ogsagman. My uncle is occupied by the building of his house. That is what he pays attention to first. Kabalagoy ki. We’re busy. [This implies the person is busy working at something profitable whereas if a person is ogkatalantan he may be occupied with something important or trivial so that he is distracted from what is priority.] cf: talantan 1; see: umalagon.
talogon vs To be busy, or over-occupied by something. Natalogonan a su du-on magaliug ku no nigdatong kanak. Ka talabau ku, warò ku pad mapongoi su warò liwak. Ogka-aloy to magaliug ku. I was over-occupied because I had guests and I had guests who had arrived at my place. As for my work, I had not completed it yet because there wasnt time. I was taken away [from my work] by my guests. [That is, by guests who need our attention so that we are unable to finish our work. Difference between words below may be difference between “busy”, “occupied” or “distracted”.] see: tiglingoy 1; see: talantan 1; osyn: balabag 4.2.