Tboli - English



e1interjYes.varelanta 12ptlIndicates emphasis, always used in conjunction with ne as ne e 'now I', nem e 'now you', nen e 'now he/she' or when.New e nebel Méw dé ni.Now (at this time) I'll emp look for Monkey.Ekuloy ne e msut Mà Dì, tey noko nwiten.Yesterday when emp uncle arrived, he brought much sugarcane.3ptlOh; hey, used to get someone's attention.E tenngelem dé, Sembilà, deng gotu mékéng dounen soging huluhu, gotu tógó kem dumuhen.Oh look, Pal, the leaves of the banana plant I planted are all dry, part (of the bananas) are all ripe.
e-pfxTo, toward something or someone; before.Mon le anì hyu kehlafus le ebè tniba.They say so that it's good for them to go early morning toward-to the field.Kesok bnonok desen yem tau, bè kayung gun emulék.If a person is murdered, kayung is where he goes to.cf1lem1 1ta 2ebuteng2Last-night.ediniToward-here.ekni2Before-now/here.ete kembuToward-top of (on) the bank.
-evar-hesfxI (-e set)."É gi," mon Iwas, "mduke mógów do.""Oh!," Monkey said, "as for me, I am too lazy to go."
è eexprC'mon. Come on.
è kunvarô kunexprLet me have that (something someone else is holding).
ebelvTo look for, seek, search for someone or something.Deng tfok yem tô ebelu ubi.The stick I would use to look for (dig) sweet potato is broken.g-, h-, k-.Nawaw kebel le kóm kem tau gu kni eginu.Those people who were here earlier were really searching for you.m-.Yem mu yem kminì, mon le anì butô tu kem mken tum silà ne mahil mebel utón.The purpose of the first harvest ritual is so that those (animals) who are eating the corn will be blind and it'll be easy to look for them for meat.n-.New e nebel iwas dé ni.Now I'll look for monkey.s-.
ebennA tubular blanket used as a sling for carrying a baby or small child.Deng nee lembut Bulón, gotu ntólen eben ngaen.Bulón was angry, she chopped up the child's blanket sling.Eben ngà yem kumù nwahem yó.That blanket that you just took is the sling for carrying a child.For a newborn, the sling is placed around a person's neck and the baby is carried in the front. When the child is older, the sling is used like a strap hung from the person's forehead and the child is carried on the back. This sling is also used as a baby's cradle by tying it to one end of a long piece of bamboo which has been firmly secured at the other end to a rafter, allowing the end with the sling to be bounced up and down, a motion that puts babies to sleep. Often a long piece of twine is tied to the end of the bamboo where the cradle is attached. The loose end of this twine has a loop in it large enough to be looped around an adult's big toe. So while a person's hands are busy, the foot can be used to bounce the baby to sleep.vTo carry someone, something in a sling either hung from a person's neck or forehead.Snayà ebenem du.Use a skirt (one section) to make a sling for carrying her.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-, s-.Appendix 07 Ways of carrying
ed-varede-pfxToward something in an area below that is quite near.cfet- 1edebwakDownstream not very far.edesdefToward the sunset.edlemDown below not very far.
eddolinOutsider; relative of an in-law.Kô angat matay ke wen dumuhem eddoli.Perhaps your relatives-in-law will die.Wen gfaem béléu soki myehen eddoli.You'll have trouble from me if you marry the outsider.
efedn(Of people, chickens) lines, marks on legs or feet, said to be hereditary.Là móyóe myehen ebè Ségél dou, honò efed ti le lan le són te kohù luun le.I don't want to marry anyone from the Ségél area, their feet all have lines from the ashes of the firetable.v/adjTo have these lines.m-.Tey mefed yem hefét gel htegu, balù yem tey des onuk là kóen matay.That wild chicken I usually stake out has many lines; it didn't die even when the chicken sickness came.n-.Tey mefedidiomExceptional, unusual, foretells good fortune.
efengnFemale monkey.cfiwas 1tama 1Appendix 27-02 Wild animals
efet11vargefetconjUntil, extending to.Kul gunu seblà nù kem Tboli bè sneged Cotabato bè Sinolon, Sbù, efet kól ebè Kiambà.The place where the Tboli dwell is upstream of Cotabato in Sinolon, Lake Sebu, extending to Kiambà.Ke là muluhen bulung bolos efet suloyen, bolos gna hlalak du.If he doesn't plant the early rice until the next day (overnight), the fox will cut across the field first.vTo sustain for the time being.Mulu te silà mò efet te gu laan là deng gefet yem halay.Let's plant corn to sustain (lit. reach to) us before the rice is harvested.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-.efet2idiomClear (reaching far).mefet ketngelu.My vision is not clear.2varnefetsefetnPlace of refuge; stationary place.Ke là du efetu denge matay.If he hadn't been my refuge I would have died.vTo reach a place of refuge.h-.Wen dumuhu setwoli bè yó mò gunuhu hefet kóm.I have relatives there where I'll have you reach refuge.syntódô 3
egefvarmegefsegefvTo pilfer, loot, plunder.Bè yem gida wen se hnatay me ne wen se gomong egef me kul kem kimu le.In the war there were some that we killed and some that we also plundered of their things.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-.cfaga 1hamfas 1hugus 1kuhì 1led 1swa 1tfel 1
egelnA sharpened stick used for making holes in the ground when planting corn, beans, cucumbers.Moi kut egel dé.Make us a sharpened stick.Appendix 21-02 Harvesting and planting implementsvTo use this sharpened stick.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-.
egemn(Of people) true color, custom.Hyu se deng eles gwà ni egemen logi angat tô myehen kóm yó.It's good that the true color of that man wanting to marry you comes out this early.Tey sidek egemen yem fun Telemwél.The spirit-owner of Telemwél (a mountain) has a very cruel custom.synadat 1kmò 11
eheknA dibble-stick, a pointed stick used to make holes for planting rice.Hentilob ye ma ehek.Choose the best (materials) for dibble-sticks.When planting upland rice, the men use the dibble-sticks to make the holes for the rice seed; the women go along behind them dropping in four or five seeds in each hole.blotik ehek/bulón ehek/kdaw ehekSeason for planting.halay ehekSeed rice.ken mehekFood prepared for feeding those who help plant rice.Appendix 21-02 Harvesting and planting implementsvTo plant rice using a dibble-stick for making the holes.g-, h-, k-, m-.Tey tau wen mehek.There were many people planting rice (using dibble-sticks).n-.Nehek le Yê dnadu le.Mother and the others planted rice using dibble-sticks in their plowed field.synhulu 1
ehek tefaknA dibble-stick with a noise maker on the top so that it makes a clapping sound as the holes are made.Appendix 21-02 Harvesting and planting implements
ek-pfxDirection toward + nominalizer.Deng hangayu ekni Hnu.I had Turtle fetched to-here.
ekni1advA long time ago, it often equates with Once upon a time.Tehe yu ekni...Formerly a long time ago...Gel mon le ekni...A long time ago they always said...cfni 2
ekuloyvarbekuloyadvYesterday afternoon.
elfrome 1varheelinterjYes.men-.anta 1synheel 1elulit 2
elèexprI'd be surprised if...Elè yó de, tô mógów.I'd be surprised if he was about to go.
eledvTo direct the fall of a tree by the way it is cut.n-.cfaba 2ewed 1

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