bida 1comm. a story; may refer to a folktale or a more current narrative. Hay bida na ya hiyat nangamung. His story is always the same. Sim: istolya, a-apo, malamala. (sem. domains: 3.5.4 - Story, 184.108.40.206 - Written material.) 2trans. to tell a story. Mumbida ka ta mahuyop da nan u-unga. Tell a story so that the children will go to sleep. Ibidam nan bida an maid poppog na. Tell the never ending story. Wada wadah allama di mibidabidah kau-unga dih done. ‘Once there was a crab’ was a story often told to children long ago. i‑/iN‑, mi‑, muN‑.
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tudok 1trans. to write something, the focus is on what is being written. Itudok muy ngadan mu nah tap-on di papel. Write your name on top of the paper. Tudokam nan papel mu ne indat mu nah mittulu. Write something on your paper and give it to the teacher. Itudok kun maphod takun am-in hitu. I will write him that we are all fine. i‑/iN‑, ‑an/‑in‑ ‑an. 3I Direct an action toward an object. (sem. domains: 220.127.116.11 - Write.) 2comm. a letter, a missive, or a note. An waday tudok ku? Do I have a letter? (sem. domains: 18.104.22.168 - Written material.) 3intrans. to write; the focus is on the activity of writing. Adim baybay-an muntudok ya itudok mun am-in di problemam. Don’t neglect to write regularly; write about everything that is a problem. Muntudok kan tulang mu. Write to your sister. Muntudokak nah imbabalek an wadad Lagawe. I am writing to my child in Lagawe. muN‑/nuN‑.