a-1adj prefixstate or condition of Topic. This affix indicates that the Topic of the clause is in the condition specified by the root of the word. The affix occurs with both adjective and verb roots. See Grammar Sketch, sec. 5.3.9(m)a(níwang)adjthin. From the root niwang "thin"Maniwang man siya gihapon.He is still thin.(m)a(tahóm)adjbeautiful. From the root tahom "beautiful"Nakita ni Angelito an mga matahom na regalo.The beautiful gifts were-able-to-be-seen by Angelito.(m)a(dudubók)vwill become rotten. From the root dubok "become rotten"Madudubok an iya isda.His fish will-become-rotten.

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