kudukdul 1advpred. for something to be better or preferable to another thing to which it is compared. Kudukdul hin mungngunuwak te adiyak mundogo. It’s better if I work because I don’t get sick. Mu indani ya pimmalak bo ot nomnomonan kudukdulnay umanamut. But after awhile, she groaned again and so he decided it would be good to return home. Evaluative. (sem. domains: 126.96.36.199 - To a larger degree.) 2trans. to prefer a specific action over another. Kudukdulok di umanamut mu nan eyak mun-iyan hitu. I would prefer to go home than to overnight here. Pakudukdulok di mundaldallan mu hay um-umbun. I prefer to walk about rather than to be sitting down. ‑on/‑in‑, pa‑ ‑on. 4E Perception and Cognition. (sem. domains: 188.8.131.52 - Choose.) 3proc. for something to improve; become better. Kimmudukdul di giknak handi tinibo daka. My feeling became better when I saw you. ‑um‑/‑imm‑. (sem. domains: 184.108.40.206 - Become, change state.)
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daw’o sta. to be easily used; ready-to-use. [The use of the word implies that there is a short time component that results in efficiency.] Kudukdul na bo nan taldinat di em alan ta nadadawon na-ala ot ya indadaan ta mangan nganne. It’s better if you get sardines because they are easily prepared, just put them on a plate (lit. prepare) and eat them. Alak tun bolpen ta nadawo puntudok. I’ll get this (type of) ballpen because it’s always ready to write. ma‑/na‑. 6D Descriptives. (sem. domains: 220.127.116.11 - Efficient.)
eta pers. we-two; the form is a compound of the marker e and the second person, dual personal pronoun, a member of Set 1 and Set 2; the form is preposed before the verb and encodes the subject grammatical relation. Eta tuwali madlig on mahapul mitakke ta kinali ongal di umeh piliti. Every time you (we-two) move, it is necessary to ride so that’s why a big amount goes to fares. Kudukdul nay takon di nawotwot ta mu ta makangngun-unud tan APU DIOS, mu nan eta kadangyan yaden dakol di kabulubulunan. (Proverbs 15:16) It is better even if we are poor but really follow the LORD than that we are rich and yet have many troubles. (sem. domains: 9.2.3 - Pronouns.)
kahin- mod. this prefix encodes an unexpected or unacceptable action. Kudukdulnay gibbuwon di inlappun ngunu mu nan eta bo kahinlappuh oha. It is better to finish work that has been started then to start something else. Deket natu-iy baka weno kabayun di hinag-on yu nah dalan ya adi kayu kahin-ang-ang hi hinnatkon an kay hanan uggeyu tinibo. If the cow or horse of your neighbor falls over on the trail, don’t look at something different as though you didn’t see that.
pasahe 1comm. fare. Indat ku moy pasahe taku. I already gave our fare. Sim: piliti. (sem. domains: 6.8.6 - Money.) 2v. to pay fare. Mumpasahe ka damdama kinali kudukdul nay umbun ka. You are going to pay your fare anyway so better sit down. Ibbaanak an umed Lagawe ta pasaheyan daka. Accompany me to Lagawe and I will pay for your fare. muN‑/nuN‑, ‑an/‑in‑ ‑an. Language Of Borrowing: Spanish: pasaje.
pustisu 1comm. false teeth. Napanguwanak mu maid di pustisuk. I am toothless but have no false teeth. (sem. domains: 2.1 - Body.) 2trans. to wear false teeth. Mumpustisu ka ta kumudkudukdul di ang-ang mu. Wear false teeth so that you will look better. muN‑/nuN‑. 3trans. to place false teeth in mouth. Kaanon ta tun bob-am tuh hinangngab mu ne pustisuwan ta. We will extract your front teeth and replace them with false teeth. ‑an/‑in‑ ‑an. 5A Changing state of site by adding something. Language Of Borrowing: Spanish: postizo.