Ata Manobo - English
ulì phr.: ogpo-ul-uli-oy to goinawa. 1v To return to a starting point; to go home. 2To return something. Nig-angayan din on ka gabas no in-ulì din on kanak. He fetched the saw and returned it to me. Ka sika gabas, songo tu-id woy moko-ulì koddì su diò to Kapugi nigdolog. As for that saw, it was a year before it returned to me because it ended up in Kapugi. 3v For a group to return home. 4v to reimburse; give [something to someone] in return for [something else] Kagi ni Angelina to, “Uli-id ka sapatus ni Ivy su konò ogko-olog to pa-a ni Ivy.” Og-uli-an ku ka sapatus ni Ivy. I'm going to reimburse Ivy's shoes. [In the following example, Angelina had purchased shoes which did not fit Ivy. So she offered the shoes to Arlyn for her child. Since they were new, she was expecting full reimbursement for what she had paid for the shoes. If the item is new, they will reimbuse the full amount.] 5v To have someone reimburse or give in return for something Og-inso-on ku ko pila ka igpo-ulì din." I'm going to ask how much she will have [me] give her in return [for the shoes]. syn: liwan 1. 6To go somewhere and return the same day. 7v To allow someone to return home, as guests. Ko ogmamagaliug ki, dipindi ko ignangon ta ka tagbaloy ko pila ka allow woy ka ogpo-uli-on. If we are guests, it depends whether we tell the host how many days before he will let us return home. 8v To allow someone to return home. Konò ku ogpomo-uli-on. I will not let them return home. [The following example implies that the persons referred to will not be allowed to return home alive.] 9v To keep on returning something for exchange. 10v To be healed, to get well. 11v To go far off to get food from someone else. Manag-ulì to mundù. [they] are fetching camotes from others. [such as rice, camotes, cassave, bananas or root crops. Implies making a request for these when food is in short supply in one's own area. Term applies even if those going after food return empty-handed.] osyn: angoy.
ulobang n Any kind of shrimp or crayfish. Tobtobi nu ka ulobang. Bite off [the tails] of the shrimps. [Generic for any kind of shrimp, lobster or crayfish. Shrimp have vertical tails and get air from the water. Crayfish and lobsters breathe air like a crab and have tails that fan out. There are many specific names which include many kinds of shrimp, lobsters and crayfish.] spec: karugukduguk, lombu-u, mangalow, salanggungow, sangal, ayagad, agal, tu-ug to uak, bukotut, tibogow 2.
ulod 1n A snake. spec: bakosan. 2Creatures, such as animals, or insects [but not including people, fish or birds.]
ulug 1v To fall from a height. Si Jeany no anak ku, no-ulug to santol. My daughter, Jeany, fell from a santol tree. To pogko-ulug, a las sinku to maapun. At the time that [she] fell, it was five o’clock in the afternoon. Ko iam pad mo-ulug ka pangi, konò no litos no ogkapurut. If the pangi fruit has just fallen, it is not ready to take. 2v To have something fall on someone/something. Ka otow, nig-alad din ka lobut to durian no nigbogas oyow warò otow no ogko-ulugan to bogas to durian din. A person fenced in the base of the durian tree which was bearing fruit so that no one would have his fruit fall on him. 3v Be dropped Du-on ka mgo batò no ogko-on no moon-ing ka ogkoko-ulug no mgo ko-onon diò to so-og. There are children who eat and then there is a lot of food which is dropped onto the floor. 4To purposely drop something Ogpan-ulugon ta ka ig-orok no bonì. We repeatedly drop the seed which we are planting. see: lokò 1. 5v To cause things to fall or to drop Ko oghinallokon kid to busow, an-anayan ogkagi to, “Mmm”. Takas sikan, du-on ogpati-ulug dii to tangka-an ta. When ghosts try to scare us, at first they say, “Mmm.” After that, they make things drop (lit. there is that-which is caused to drop) in front of us. 6v To testify against someone in order that they will be prosecuted, to make a claim against.?? Nig-ulug ni Antoniu ka anggam ku. Antonio testified against my uncle.
ungangon adj To be gentle and of good character. [such as a person who speaks but does so gently and remains under control.]
ungod adv 1to do constantly, always or frequently (continually??) Ko du-on ogko-iniatan no ogpangasawa, og-abalangon. Og-alukuyon ungod ka amoy taman to ogho-o on. If someone wants to get married, he will pursue it relentlessly. He will constantly discuss it with the father until he says yes. [DB says the young man in the following example will keep going back to the father to discuss the issue again until the father gives in. In this context, the ungod “constantly” means the young man will keep going back to the father.] syn: layun. 2frequently, repeatedly Ka sika abalangon, ungod oglibonglibong taman to ogkapurut din ka ogbuyu-on din. As for that person who is persistent, he keeps coming back until he is able to get that for which he was begging. Ko nalugoy on no ungod kandin ogpanakow, natagaan on to mgo otow no malogot to kandin ka nigpurut. When it had been a long time and he was repeatedly stealing, it became known by the people that it was true that he was the one who had taken [things]. [In the following example, the reduplication of the word oglibonglibong means to “repeatedly come back”. However, in English, to “keep coming back” already means “repeatedly” so it would be redundant to say, “keep repeatedly coming back”.]