Browse Vernacular - English
batad₂ v Converse as to ask each other questions about family. [contrasts with al-alukuyan which involves discussion of more serious issues.] see: panangnangonoy.
batanbatan 1v Converse, discuss. [DB says this has different meanings/uses but is connected with making some kind of arrangement or agreement.] 2Try to converse.
batbat v Tell, relate, as news or an event. [This word means to give information about something, such as news of a recent landslide. It contrasts with alukuy “discuss” in which people are giving opinions and answering each other as when someone marries and decisions need to be made. Also, if information is being transmitted from someone like the mayor to be related upriver.] see fr.: gugud 2.
batu 1n Stone. 2deriv n A necklace; a bead. see: bali-og 1. 2.1n bead (of a necklace), sometimes used of a long bead. 3deriv n Magnet. 4deriv n A weight; on a net or fishing line; an anchor. 5deriv n A rocky place. 5.1adj Made of rocks such as a stone wall. [In Ata Manobo, a rock wall that surrounds a house or village is called an alad “fense”. By Ata Manobo definition, an alabat “wall” is part of a house or building. alabat does not apply to anything that surrounds a house regardless how high or thick.]