Tboli - English



-ivar-hi1sfxYou singular (-e set)."Mungi do dé," monen, "na nauy soging huluw leged.""You-go with me then," he said, "to visit the bananas I planted upstream."Ke lomihi kól ditu, tey hyu kmò le kóm, nkay le u bigu.If you-newly arrive there they are very good to you, they serve you a basket of food.2sfxSuffixed to ni, si, di and to specify a particular one or time.Yó se gunun e hugón kekem yó se danà lówóhen nim dmatal nii.Where kekem fell, that's the mark of its body this flat area here-here (this very spot)."Ne sélét ni dum do," mon Hnu, "tey keblat gunù eles nitu nii.""And how much more for me," Turtle said, "it's a very heavy house I'm bringing this one-here."Tedu se nii?What is this one-here?cf1
iba1nAnother name given; nickname.It is a custom to give another name to a member of the family whose name happens to be the same as one who becomes a family member by marriage. To mention the old name among the relatives is an offense, a taboo. Thus, the father and the mother have to be addressed with whatever name is given to that family member if he/she happens to be the eldest child.vTo rename or nickname someone.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-, s-.2vTo blunder; not to follow what one is taught or told to do.Tey iba tau ni, dókem motok ogum deng mom molò modung.This person really blunders; you send him to pick greens and instead he goes to a wake.synasén 1bakà 1bisung 1book 2kyangén 1sekban 1fromkban
ibàTagalog balimbingnAverrhoa carambola.A small fruit tree with a tart citrus-like fruit that is five-angled, fleshy and juicy.Appendix 09-03 Fruit trees
ibegvarlibegmibegnObsession, persistent preoccupation with something.Là kóen temnô bà mon ibegen tum tey tilob hilet hbalù le béléen.She can't keep still due to her obssession with that fancy belt they are selling to her.vTo want something very much and look for a way to get it; to be obsessed with something.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-, s-, sems-, sens-.syniwol 2cfalu 1
ibidnBrown lizard, about 1 m long and weighs 1 1/2-2 kg.Ke wen lan tekuy mton ke ibid tólóng se kun lem balu.If we were to see brown lizard, its appearance is different (from other kinds).Appendix 20 Reptiles
ibid tonoknGround lizard with a dorsal fin.Appendix 20 Reptiles
ibid tuduknA forest lizard sung about in lullabies.Appendix 20 Reptiles
idang1nPrickly fuzz on trees, plants, very itchy.Leaves of a certain plant are used like sandpaper to smooth the wood used in making the lute.adjPrickly, bristly.n-.2nFlint, friction strip on the side of matchboxes.
idang kugitnA matchbox friction strip.
idasnA row or line of plants.vTo make a row with a plow for planting.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-, sens-.cfbitik 1ketol 1
idìnAunt (slang).synyê dì 1Appendix 03 Terms of address
idit1vTo pick up something with just two fingers, as one small slice or a pinch of salt.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-, s-.mken miditidiomSlow eater (lit. picking little by little).2nA slow type of character.libun miditA woman who is a slow worker/mover, could be lazy or careless.
idòvarmidò1nThe straightness or directness of speed.adj(Of speed, of a person's growth or health) straight, direct.Sok minggel ktedengen yem hanak midò sok gtiem.If the arrow is perfectly straight it will fly straight when you shoot it.Ke hiit afus nmoem tey midò.If you make a small arrow from large bamboo it shoots very straight.g-, h-, k-, m-.Yem ngà sut hosot là holen midò.The child born prematurely isn't very straight (his growth isn't nice).n-.The arrow is perfect in length, weight and size with the bow so when it is sprung it works perfectly.synitod 12nPupa stage of any flying insect.
idulvTo slide over, edge over.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-, s-.syntulud 1tuluk 1udul 1ulu 3uluk 1cfilud 1isen 1
ifavarlifavTo comfort, ease, as a child that is crying.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-, s-.synlunay 2
ifalvarmifalsdifalvTo cross from one side to the other, as over a bridge, river.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-.
ifilvarsifilvTo mold, shape, as clay pots.g-, h-, k-, m-.Ke gel le mifil kuleng yó gel ifil le du hólól le.When they mold a kettle they always use their hand to mold it.n-, s-.
ifisvarmifisnThreat.vTo threaten with the intention of doing harm; to provoke a fight by word or action (people or animals).g-, h-, k-, m-, n-, s-.synbantak 1
ifitvTo discipline a child by whipping.Tu dém skél luos mò ifitem kul.Use that rattan stick for whipping them.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-, s-.cfabid 1fes 1
ifuvarhgifuvTo wipe off, as food or sweat; to rub against.g-.Tey bong mlufu lanen gifu bè sigelu kuleng kinì.My burn is big because the hot kettle rubbed against my arm.k-, m-, n-, s-.synlunol 1cflumang 1tdafu 1
ifu lówónCharm worn to protect one from an outside force, power or negative energy.synbwas 1
ifunnSmall ocean fish.Appendix 25-01 Kinds of fish
ifutvarmifutadjLonesome.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-.mifut nawaidiomLonely, all by one's self.
IfuypnTerm for mother in the epics.