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Cew-
affA verbal affix in a single-argument construction. It signals that many people or items are affected in the same way / doing the same action, or that one item or person is affected repeatedly.The C stands for ‘consonant’ which is always the same as the first consonant of the following root.Lewlaboˈ meˈ binoˈonen peggeˈ gaˈ niyaˈ pengisihanne.What she carries keeps falling because she has nothing to put it in.Hewhebbaˈkupeggeˈlareg lānin.I repeatedly fell because the trail was slippery.Sewsagetnehadjabissāhanaˈa iyan.The speech of that person is all mixed (different languages together).Kewungkilepnekuhadjakawtewwaˈ matakun weˈ meˈ mākanak luwal magtibag iyan.I just keep blinking (my eyes) lest my eyes are hit by those children throwing stones.Sewsingkabnehadjaiyepeggeˈekka bahanne.She just does several things at the same time because she has much to do.
REPRESENTATIVE VERBS THAT TAKE Cew-
verbEnglish glossform with Cew- prefix
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duddagfall offdewduddag
hantakfall on buttockshewhantak
laboˈfalllewlaboˈ
pagpagdrop, fallpewpagpag
hebbaˈtopplehewhebbaˈ
lagumeymixlewlagumey
sagetmixsewsaget
kilepblinkkewungkilep
kisiˈgrinkewungkisiˈ
singkab1do things at same timesewsingkab
chaco
nA club.Made of two pieces of wood joined with a string or chain for fighting or hitting people.club made of two pieces of woodPinogpog weˈ ne saweˈnen duk chaco.He beat his companion with a club.20.3.1Weapons for hitting/beatingWeapons for hitting/beating
chico
nChico, sapodilla (a fruit).chico (fruit); sapodillaAchras Zapota1.1.2Trees, fruitTrees, fruit