tuppa (sp. var. tupa) 1comm. the fluid excreted by the salivary glands; saliva; spit. (sem. domains: 2.2.3 - Spit, saliva.) 2to spit. 2.1trans. to spit something on someone or something. Adi kayu mun-ay-ayyam hina te tuppaan dakayu nadah mummomad tap-o. Do not play there because the the betelnut chewers above will spit on you. Ituppam nah lata. Spit in the can. ‑an/‑in‑ ‑an, i‑/iN‑. 2.2intrans. to spit, implies a continuing act. Dakol day tatagu yaden muntuppa ka. There are many people around and yet you are spitting. muN‑/nuN‑. 2.3intrans. the act of spitting. Intibok ya maid di tagu ot tumuppaak ya nala-u ka. I looked to see and there was no one so I spat and you passed by. Handih himbatangan dih kalimana ya ustun eyak timmupan dih kanal It was last Friday afternoon when I went out to spit in the canal. ‑um‑/‑imm‑.
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hol’a 1proc. for a betelnut chew to become red; especially with pudu 'betel-fruit'. Deket humlay mimmam ya intuppam. When your betelnut chew becomes red, spit it out. ‑um‑/‑imm‑. 2G Processes. Sim: dikot. (sem. domains: 22.214.171.124.6 - Change color.) 2trans. to cause the betelnut chew to become red. [Chewing betelnut together has traditionally been a social event; to spend time together until the chewed betelnut becomes red allows the appropriate amount of time for friendly conversation.] Pahlaon takuy mimma taku ta ahi taku munhihi-an. Let’s make our betelnut chew red before we go separate ways. pa‑ ‑on.