Tuwali Ifugao - English


nalutu (id. of lutu) an idiom that refers to the ideal color of a person’s skin (lit. cooked just right). [A humorous explanation was given about this idiom. When God baked people, he removed Americans from the oven too soon, and so they look undercooked. The next batch of people, he left in the oven too long and they were burned, and those are the Negroes and Negritoes. God finally got things right with most Filipinos; they are neither undercooked or burned.]
nam’olwang intrans. to have a miscarriage. Adi lumah-un te namolwang ad nakugab. She will not come out because she had a miscarriage yesterday.
namaag (sp. var. of nama-ag)
namahag (sp. var. of nama-ag)
namahig advpred. an intensifying modal predicate; to a high degree. Istolyaon dan handi kanu ka-gibbun di gubat ya namahig di banig. They say that after the second world war there were many incidences of ghost appearances. Uggena pinadas an mundogoh namahig. He has never experienced a serious illness. Comparative. Sim: namam-a. (sem. domains: - To a larger degree.)
namahig an kadangyan ke bo ya igatgattin dita. (id. of gattin) an idiom expressing that rich people are snobs; the rich treat others contemptuously (lit. the rich are always stepping on us).
nama-ag (sp. var. namahag; sp. var. namaag) advpred. implies a restriction or constraint on an event, person or thing. Mu adi nama-ag on himmagabiy tagu. But not just anyone can perform the hagabi-ceremony. Limiting or minimalizing. Sim: basta.
namam-a (infl. of mam-a) advpred. to show an action or feeling to an extreme degree; by comparison, even more so. Namam-a te kanan hanadan iibanay adida mo pakiayon hi pidwana. What was even worse, her brothers told her that she could not come with them again. na‑. Comparative. Sim: namahig. (sem. domains: - Markers of emphasis, - To a large degree.)
namangulu adv. the first person, thing or event in a sequence. Namangulu ya imayumem nan dayakkot. First, you mix the rice together. Limiting and maximizing. (sem. domains: - Ordinal numbers.)
Nambal hi Bagol prop. deified men and women from whom the gods appeared to demand recognition; those who received the gods. Lourdes S. Dulawan: Ifugao Baki (Rituals for Man and Rice Culture)
namga adjunct. 1without any reason; for no reason at all. Namga ya pinalang na ahu. Without any reason he slashed the dog with a machete. Attitudinal. (sem. domains: - Cause, - Reason.) 2suddenly. Namga ya tinumkuk. Suddenly he shouted. (sem. domains: 8.4.2 - Take time.)
nam-ay sta. to be at ease; to have an easy life; comfort in life and lifestyle. Nanam-ay di biyag na. He has a comfortable life. na‑. Language Of Borrowing: Ilocano: lam-ay.
namiN- MATH. the prefix encodes a past tense and multiplies by the number to which it is attached, making the cardinal number a verbal form. Handih nungkih-up da ya nunyuung hi namimpitu. When they neared, they bowed down seven times. Sim: mamiN-.
namin-oha (sp. var. of naminghan)
naminghan (sp. var. namin-oha) (der. of oha) adv. to have done something once. Naminghan ya immanamut hi ohan biggatna ya nungkabibik-iy bulwatina. One morning he came home with his clothes torn in several places. Namingoha di nangayak hidi. I went there only once. Time. (sem. domains: - Number of times.)
namnama 1comm. to desire something with an expectation of fulfillment; to hope. Waday namnama nan tumagu. He has a hope of surviving. (sem. domains: - Confident.) 2trans. to hope for something specific. Namnamaon na nguminay bulhe. He is hoping that beans will become expensive. ‑on. Language Of Borrowing: Ilocano.
namnamat trans. to be reminded of something; reminisce. Namnamatok di inat ku dih kaungak. I reminisce about what I did as a child. Deket tinibok nan latlatun Anita on namnamatok nan in-innat mi handih kaittay mi. Whenever I see the picture of Anita, it always reminds me of things we had been doing when we were small. ‑on/‑in‑. 4E Perception and Cognition. Sim: nomnomon, hikal. (sem. domains: 3.2.6 - Remember.)
nan det. that, the; a determiner that marks a definite noun referent; the noun may have either a subject or object grammatical relation to the verb and is cross-referenced by the affix on the verb. Inha-ad da nan basket hi bale. They left the basket in our house. Hay ngadan bon nan kay ubunan an eda alan hi muyung ya hagabi damdama. As for the name of that benchlike figure that they get in the forest, it is hagabi also. nadan
naN- TACR. this prefix cross-references a topicalized agent-subject; co-occurs with Class 4 verbal roots; past tense. <Morphophonology: The final nasal of the prefix assimilates to the first consonant of the root, and then, reduces the consonant; if the vowel o follows the root consonant, the vowel will also be reduced.> Himmagob, nana-ang ya nunhigup hi bintok. He got water, he cooked and carried rice bundles into shade. Hi manang ya dingngol na damdama ot mundihhan namtik nah panto. As for my older brother, he heard it too and ran to the door at the same time. Hiyay nangalah kadukkayan kawayan. He is the one who got the longest bamboo. Takon nadan enungkanta ya nanayo ya uggeda nangan. Even those who participated in the songs and dances did not (eat). Mun-an-anlah inadan nangngol an dakol di inadal da. Their mother was happy to hear that they had learned so much. Sim: maN-. (sem. domains: - Verb affixes.)
Nan mumpulligan an batu ya maid di ena ihulut hi bagiw. (say. of hulut) A rolling stone gathers no moss. [This saying has probably been borrowed from English.]
naN- -an top. this circumfix topicalizes and cross-references a time or place; past tense. Ad Kiangan di nangayan da. Kiangan is the place where they went. Daanay em nangamungan ketuwen pagey? Where did you gather this rice? Sim: maN- -an; Sim: paN- -an. (sem. domains: - Verb affixes.)
nan-om (der. of onom) quan. the cardinal number sixty. Nan-om dan am-in an immed Lagawe. They were sixty in all who went to Lagawe. Nan-om an tataguy immen e nanamak hi ngunu. Sixty people went to look for work. na‑. (sem. domains: - Cardinal numbers.)
nanong₁ 1intrans. to continue unchanged over a period of time; to remain the same. Adika munnanong an muttatyu na. You will not continue to be his servant. Mahapul an munnanong kayun mumbobleh di. It is necessary that you remain living there. Munnanong ka ni-an hitu. Remain here for a while. muN‑/nuN‑. 1C General class. Sim: ta nangamung, ta inggana, kanayun, latta. (sem. domains: - Stay, remain.) 2advpred. modifies an event, expressing that it is unchanging over a period of time. Ingganad uwani ya nanongnan mumbaki ama takon di nun-iskul handi. Until now, my father continues to be (is still) a pagan priest even though he has gone to school. Ya nanongnan dehdin ang-ang-angok nan bibiyon deh hinangngab ku. And I could still see the fairy standing in front of me. ‑nan. Time. (sem. domains: 8.4.6 - Aspectual time.) 3advpred. to continue forever unchanged; always. Munnananong hi Apu Dios an wada. God will exist forever and ever. Adi munnananong an waday tiempok. I will not always have time. muN‑ CV‑. infl. nunnanong
nanong₂ sta. to be immature; young, immature fruit. Adi malumii te nanong. It’s not sweet because it is immature. (sem. domains: 1.5.6 - Growth of plants.)
nanong an niyug (n. ph. of niyug) nom. young coconut; the fruit is used in various ways in food preparation.