CVC- dim. this reduplicant expresses the meaning of small size; it co-occurs with nouns; diminutive. Waday dakol di ka-kaiw hi bale mi. There are many bushes (small trees) by our house. Pina-i na nan taltalak an indat ku. He destroyed the toy truck that I gave him.
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CV(C)-₁ mod. this modal reduplicant functions to intensify the meaning of a predication. <
> Katatakut pay an e bumah-el te dakol di talak an muntutun-ud. It is very dangerous to cross the street since there are many buses lined up one after the other. Miha-ad nan hagabi nah dola ta nangamung mo nan kon hagabi an ahi mangip-iphod. The hagabi-bench is placed in the yard and it is up to the owner to finish it (lit. make it very good) . (sem. domains: 184.108.40.206 - Verb affixes.) Morphophonology: The modal form reduplicates the first syllable of a root. For that reason, the syllable pattern of the root dictates whether the reduplicant form is CV- or CVC-.
dawwi (sp. var. dawi) 1adjectival predicate. to be distant; to be far away. Adaddawwi nan boble da. Their barrio is very far. a‑ CVC-. (sem. domains: 220.127.116.11 - Far.) 2to place at a distance. 2.1trans. to put some distance between two things. Idawwim nan imbabalem nah apuy. You take your child away from the fire. i‑/iN‑. 2.2pass. to be far away from a designated point. An nidawwi nan bale yuh tu? Is your house far from here? Adik pinhod an midawwi kan ha-on. I don’t want you to be far from me. mi‑/ni‑. der. kadinawwina infl. adawwi