Tboli - English


nTerm of address between brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.cf1Appendix 03 Terms of address vTo use this term.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-, s-.cffay 1Là genfêThe name they call each other by.
féknHand of bananas.Hilu féken?How many hands of bananas are there?vTo cut off, as a hand of bananas from a stalk.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-, s-.tanay fékidiomEldest child in a family (lit. first hand of bananas).tanay fék bélê me Milang.Milang was the eldest child (in our family).
fétTagalog muthavargfét1nCyperus rotundus.Nut grass, a weed that is very strong and difficult to pull.syngbeteng 1frombetenggen 1cfblel 1ules 2Appendix 17-03 Weeds2nRope, string, anything that is used for tying.Dê se kul nuni sok le hligal, lumun heglung lewu féten.They play many instruments when they're happy, like the lute which has two strings.vTo tie something up, usually an animal, to keep in place.Hyu ke fétem dlem yem kudà yóó.It is good if you tie that horse down below.g-, h-, k-, m-.Gunum mfét du yem kudà hfétu kóm ginu?Where did you tie the horse I had you tie earlier?n-.Deng nfét le lanen mken bè silà.They tied him because of his eating the corn.s-.synbed 1beteng 1bkes 1blikis 1ewed 2ewet 1hlikot 1hówól 1ówól 2ogot 2ówól 1sfówól 1hówólsgewed 1ewed 2snung 1cfafas 1sbet 1skét 1
fét butengnContract entered into.Deng fét le buteng.The contract has been entered into.
fét lóyófnAny valuable item given to a sick child.This is to hold back, prevent its soul from wandering. The item used cannot be sold or given away.
fét nawavargefét nawanAnything that prevents someone from discouragement that one holds on to.
féwnHorn, a wind instrument made from rice straw; harmonica.féw ulalSound of a snake.Appendix 04 Musical instrumentsvTo sound or blow the horn.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-, s-.
fi1prepTowards, in the extreme direction of farthest, closest.Bè yem keslingun le, là hyuhen ke là fihen ta yem fi gu bè logi.In their singing back and forth (at a wedding), it's not good if the bridegroom's side isn't superior.Gunun gel wen sfatay sok fi laan utek logi.That's why there is fighting when the man's brain is inferior (to the woman's).fi diniNext to here.fi laanFarthest underneath; inferior.fi sóólIn the middle.fi taClose to the top; superior.2vTo take the side of, as to defend the rights or stand of someone; to be next to.g-.Hyu se fen wen gfi bè yem tau geta.To have direct access to (nothing between).It's good there is someone who has access to the top leader.h-, k-, -em-, -en-.To be on one side as against another; showing favor to one above the other.se-.To be next to each other.sem-, sen-.
fikuIlongo pikonPickaxe.Appendix 21-02 Harvesting and planting implements
filaknMoney; silver; tin; coins.vTo have money.g-, h-, k-, -m-, -n-.cfsambì 1
fintikCoastal AreanSlingshot.vTo use a slingshot.g-, h-, k-, -m-, -n-, s-.cftdadul 1
fisnFish fins.
flóngvarhlóngvTo hurry.adjQuick, fast.cfkdel 1skéw 1slò 1slóng 2tlagad 1tlasik 1
fodovarofol 2ofol dovTo think wrongly about something. I thought/assumed that...
folnRice granary.Ke deng mékéng kanguy yem lenogom le, omin le mogut du ete fol ne snigang le.When the stems of the handfuls are dry, then they collect and carry them to the granary and stack them.
folòvarsfolònTens (column of); the ordinal number 10.Sfolò tau mò nmò.Ten people are working.s-.Wen dô tlu folò libu kwen le ni kem tau ni.There are perhaps thirty (three tens) thousand of these people.vTo make it ten.hes-.adjTenth; unit of measurement.ges-.Appendix 16-02 Units of measurement
fongadj(Of ears) dog's or horse's in turned down position.Kudà hékét le lemwót lem Blétê fong klinguhen.The horse they fought from Blétê his ears turned down (naturally).
fongogfromlefongogadjSquat, short and thick; round, low and broad.
fotvTo interrupt with something completely different.Béi tagad gel fot sok tolo wen tau stulón.Don't interrupt when someone is still talking.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-, s-.stulón fotidiomSaid in order to change the topic of conversation.
fógnA man's brother-in-law; term of address between brothers-in-law.Ke laen dù mung du fógen, bud nged le bè lingun ke deng le lemingun yem kifu.If a brother-in-law doesn't accompany him (to the wedding), they will talk about him in riddle form when they sing that night.Appendix 03 Terms of address vTo use this term.g-, h-, k-, m-, n-, s-.
fól1varmfólnThickness.Setdok fólen.Its thickness is one finger.Appendix 16-02 Units of measurementadjThick, heavy, as cloth; difficult, having deep meaning, as riddles; abundant, as branches.Ke kihu bélê le alì mfól ngeden, efet kól mwas là tngónen du tum balaen, yó se matù.It doesn't matter which of the (singers) has difficult riddles, if it isn't known until daybreak, that's the winner.m-.Sok alì mfól bulóken, mnóng kdaw.When its flowers are abundant, it'll be sunny.mfól lem uyóidiomOne's facial expression is full of anger (lit. thick in the face). Thick, gloomy, said of a person who is very angry or has no shame, to let you know that it is not good to go near him or speak to him at this time.2nGarbage; scraps; rubbish; dried branches.Deng henok fól desenfól.The garbage dump is full of garbage.3vTo cut up with bolo in a chopping manner; to make litter.g-, h-, k-, m-.Tódô gotu muna yem bangkù lan kem ngà mfól du.The chair was smashed because the children chopped it (to pieces).n-.Tey nfól lem gunuen tau ni.This person's house has much litter in it.s-.syntilós 1tól 1cfhenek1 1fromlenekAppendix 08 Ways of cutting