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vTo blacken s.o. with soot.Inagtaˈdende miyaˈan weˈ siˈitnen, duk gaˈ niyaˈ ngabayaˈanne.That girl was blackened with soot by her aunt so that nobody would want her.
nSpirit (of a person roaming abroad while its owner is asleep and dreaming); certain
demons.If one discovers a bruise on one’s body and does not know where one got it, one says
that a bābal sucked blood there. It wanted to taste if the person is about to die or not. If one
dreams that one is eating and there is a body laid out somewhere it means that one’s
bābal went there and ate of the body.spirit (of person roaming)Bangniyaˈaˈamatey ngahalu bābal.If there is a dead person, spirits go there.Bangniyaˈsaki ilutang weˈ bābal pinasaki.When someone is sick the spirit adds to it making him sicker.Bābalininsassat.This spirit is a demon.14.1Supernatural beings and apparitionsSupernatural beings and apparitions
vsubjectN-, mag-To roam about at night disturbing people (said of bābal i.e. human spirits or demons only).Mābal aˈahin bang niyaˈ matey.People (their spirits) roam about if someone has died.Luwalkumagbābalbangsangem.I (my spirit) always roam about at night.
nA rainbow, said to be a mythical being; sky maiden.There are said to be seven sisters, beautiful girls with long hair. They have wings
and live in the sky. When a rainbow is seen to touch water one says the children of
the rainbow are (or the rainbow is) taking a bath. If it touches land one says, they
are coming down.Hāp koˈ manamal dende biraralihin.They say the sky maidens are very good looking.kadjang14.1Supernatural beings and apparitionsSupernatural beings and apparitions
nA kind of unseen being (often harmful to people).They are said to live in strangler fig trees nunuk or other huge trees (daˈu or kumpang) which are grown over with vines. Reportedly they can cause harm to human beings
and especially tend to hide children. There are male, female, and children. The women
have thick, long hair. If there is a lot of sickness going around, sometimes people
will bring offerings (lamas) to big stones or trees, so that the kokok will no longer bother them. They are often referred to just as people. e.g. ‘That
tree has people living in it.’unseen beingKayu mahadje miyaˈan, niyaˈ kokok patennaˈ diyataˈne.That big tree has unseen beings living in it.Nakanak miyaˈan bakas tapukan kokok.That child has been hidden in the past by unseen beings.sumangataˈa (gaˈi takite)14.1Supernatural beings and apparitionsSupernatural beings and apparitions
v. statTo be affected by unseen beings.Kinokokaˈa iyan, kuweˈ aˈa binalew.That person is affected by unseen beings; he is like a crazy person.
nAn apparition signifying good omen.unseen people; apparitionSomething very large appearing at night time. Sometimes it is big as a coconut tree,
or it may look like an old person or a fallen tree that stands up again, or it may
look like a star, sparkling, crawling in the house. Some people have seen it as a
fire in the coconut grove. Often there is Arabic writing which a person can instantly
read without having learned to and he can read the Qur’an ever afterwards. When one
sees an apparition like this, people say one should make a request immediately and
it will reportedly be granted. Anyone who sees it will have good luck. But if he does
not recognize it for what it is and does not make a request it just disappears and
that’s it. Not many people see it.Danganakanku dembuwaˈin niyaˈ bakas paguwaˈan layilatul-karal.One of my cousins had a layilatul-karal appear.14.1Supernatural beings and apparitionsSupernatural beings and apparitions
nThe angel of death.This angel is said to question people after death about whether they did good in the
world or not. It is good to acquire specialized knowledge elimuˈ in order to know how to answer this angel. The angel investigates tanya people. If people cannot answer he will punish them, beating them with his stick.angel of deathNanya mungkalunin bang kite matey.The angel of death will investigate when we die.malaˈikat14.1Supernatural beings and apparitionsSupernatural beings and apparitions
vsubjectN-, mag-object-anTo haunt (people or houses).haunt, toManyataˈaˈa mateyin.Dead people haunt.Panyataˈanunlumaˈ miyaˈan gana-gana.Haunt that house later tonight.Magpanyataˈaˈamateybaˈahu miyaˈan.The person who recently died is haunting now.
nSmall hill (of red soil); termite hill.hill, small; termite hillThe soil is used for making clay pots. The soil is very sticky; mixed with cement
it can be used to close holes in boats temporarily.Niyaˈaneydempunsu.There are termites in the small hill.5.4TopographyTopography
nClay.clayPīkew ngeddoˈ bulak punsu, hinangte leppoˈ-leppoˈ.Go and get some clay; we will make a small earthenware pot.5.4TopographyTopography
nTempter; temptation.tempter; temptationSassat are usually thought of as unseen beings that frighten or pester humans. People are
stronger than those beings because: “it is said that the trail people walk has withered
grass.” One kind of sassat are seyitan ‘demons’. They are said to try to influence people away from God. People that tempt
others are also called sassat.Daˈakewkahagad, meˈ sassat hep iyan.Don’t believe it; those are temptations.Daˈakewluwal nuhut-nuhut meˈ aˈa maginuman iyan, meˈ sassat hep iyan.Don’t always go along with those people always drinking; those are tempters.14.1Supernatural beings and apparitionsSupernatural beings and apparitions