Yakan - English



exclExclamation to get attention.
vsubjectN-, mag-To yawn.yawnKinaruˈku hangkan hep ku luwal magohap.I am tired; that’s why I am always yawning.Bangkewngohapdaˈakew paharap si saweˈnu.Don’t face your companions if you yawn.12.12Adjectives and verbs used in connection w/ sicknessAdjectives and verbs used in connection w/ sickness
nYawn.Maki tekka ohapkun bang niyaˈ bahanku.My yawning comes when I have something to do.
nVein (blood); any blood vessel; tendons and sinews; fibers (like in a stringy mango).vein; blood vessel; tendon; sinew; fiber in fruitPaguwaˈ ohat tangankun bang ku maghinang.The veins in my hands come out when I work.Bakatkubuniyaˈputukohat.I was cut and a blood vessel was severed.Gaˈine usaˈ kapalunen peggeˈ bakas bakat bu niyaˈ putuk ohat.He no longer can move his thumb, because it was wounded and a tendon was severed.Geyhāpkinakanmanggaininpeggeˈekkaohatne.This mango isn’t good because it has many fibers.kulamut11.2Internal body partsInternal body parts
vsubjectN-#-an, mag-object-anTo urge s.o. to stay; to ask s.o. to stay.urge to stay; ask to stayInohotanku weˈ ne dinaˈak tuli laˈi si lumaˈne.I was urged by him to stay and told to sleep there at his house.Bekkatan siye ngohotan aku, gey ku ngatu.They tried hard to urge me to stay, (but) I didn’t want to.
nThe empty head (of rice without kernels as after threshing).rice, head without kernelsBang ubus ne diˈikannu paleyin, lakasanun meˈ ohotnen.When you have finished threshing the rice, throw the empty heads away.Luwalsaˈohot paleykun, ubus ne kakan maye.Only the empty heads of my rice (are left); the rice birds have eaten it all.tangkaoyonan9.2Parts of the plantParts of the plant
nCommon sea urchin.sea urchin; urchin (sea)class EchinoideaIt has short blunt spikes. People like to put rice inside the shell and cook it.Sūng kite nebba, magokoˈ-okoˈ kite.Let us go to get low tide food items; let’s look for sea urchins.teheˈ-teheˈtayum4.6Other sea creaturesOther sea creatures
nGrub, maggot, caterpillar; larvae (of flies, butterflies, and beetles).grub; maggot; caterpillarNiyaˈoletmangandawen jambangankun.There is a caterpillar eating the leaves of my plants.Ekkaoletnangkaˈininpeggeˈbuhuk.There are many maggots in this jackfruit because it is rotten.semmut būiyas2.5.2CaterpillarsCaterpillars
nAn electronic keyboard, an organ.organ (musical instrument); keyboard (musical instrument)Niyaˈolganaˈa miyaˈan.That person has an organ.agung
vmagolganSinging accompanied by an organ (as entertainment at festivities).It is a new style of entertainment. It started around 1994. Someone who owns an electronic keyboard is hired for the occasion. He plays Tausug style music and another person sings Yakan (or Sama) lyrics which are made up on the spot. He has to use a microphone. Others (women or men) dance to the music in Tausug style. It is done at big celebrations, especially at weddings.music entertainment; entertainment, musicPangawin si Totoˈin niyaˈ magolgan.When Totoˈ was married someone sang accompanied by an organ.kalang2
nAn upright post; house post; legs of table, bed or chair.post, a; house post; leg of table etc.Siyamolom lumaˈkun.My house has nine posts.Subey kayu tuwas hinang olomin.It ought to be hard wood for making posts.Langkewolom lamisahanin.The legs of the table are long.piˈil1tuluspuwipul19.4Building materialsBuilding materials19.2Parts of housesParts of houses
nTubular skirt, sarong (type of skirt); cover to sleep under, blanket.skirt, tubular; sarong; blanketThe garment consists of a length of cloth sewn together. It is folded over at the waist and tucked in to hold it in place. It is worn by women as an every day garment. Men also wear it for worship service and to sleep in (that is often a longer one olos binūs). An olos is also used by women for bathing in. Then it is wrapped around under the armpits and tucked in. Often it is used as a sabley, a cloth worn diagonally over one shoulder, or as a head covering to keep off the hot sun, or as a hammock for the baby or just to tie things up into a bundle.Tahaˈolosinin.This sarong is long.Oloskun bangkutulimanta.My tubular skirt (serves as) blanket when I sleep.tadjunglampin1mantapalda23.1Items of clothingItems of clothing
olos palantup
nHandwoven, striped, knee-length skirt, worn by women over the traditional trousers in older times.
olos kusta budjang
nA very large, checked sarong, traditionally handwoven on an unusually broad loom, and used at weddings to cover the bride on the eve of the wedding.
olos inalaman
nHandwoven skirt with a smallish square pattern, may be short or long. (If it is long two pieces are joined.)
vsubjectN-#-an, mag-object-anTo wear or put on a sarong; to wrap (cloth like a sarong); to cover s.t. (with a sarong).Olosanunnakanak iyan duk manta.Wrap that child with a blanket.Magoloskew duk gaˈi kew kahaggutan.Put a tubular skirt on so that you won’t be cold.Sinengōsan akuhin?Who covered me with a sarong?
nHermit crab.hermit crabDardanus lagapodes4.3CrustaceansCrustaceans
vsubjectN-, mag-object+/-#-anTo pull s.t.pull, toOnotun lemisahan iyan tudju si poˈon dinding.Pull that table over towards the wall.Onotanunne tēguriˈnun, iyuˈ ne kohap.Pull in that kite; it is already afternoon.Niyaˈngonot oloskun dibuhiˈ.Something pulled my skirt last night.Peddiˈ tangankun magonot buweyin.My hands hurt from pulling the rattan.higtalbalutbigtalsōngadluntud
adjTo be bald (on top of the head), to have a receding hairline.bald on head; hairline recedingOngasaˈa iyan.That person is bald.Ngeˈongasiyekuweˈitu.He is becoming bald now.soˈok(an)11.7HairHair
v. statFor s.t. to be loose, shaky (capable of being shaken back and forth).loose; shakyOngeˈne impennen.His tooth is loose.usaˈ1
vmagongeˈ-ongeˈTo rock back and forth.Magongeˈ-ongeˈ nakanakin.The child rocks back and forth.Magongeˈ-ongeˈ kayuhin peggeˈ tihup beliyuhin.The tree rocks back and forth because the wind is blowing.
vsubjectN-, mag- (repet.)To rock, move, shake, or wiggle s.t. back and forth.rock back and forth; shake back and forth; wiggle s.t.Niyaˈngongeˈ olomin.Someone moved the post back and forth.Magongeˈolomaˈa miyaˈan.That person is shaking the post.Ongeˈne impennen.He is wiggling his tooth.
vsubjectpa-, mag-#-an (repet.)To come only partially into view (as a person on stairs, a snake coming out of a hole), peep or peek from concealment.view partially, to come into; peep around cornerNiyaˈsawe kiteku paˈonggol amban dem lowang.I saw a snake come partially into view from its hole.Mellek iyan gaˈi paluwas amban dem lowangne magˈonggolan hadja.That rat doesn’t come out of his hole, he only keeps peeping out of it.embeˈembel33.1Verbs used in connection w/ seeingVerbs used in connection w/ seeing
vsubjectN- [perform], mag-To operate, do a surgical procedure; to be operated on, to have surgery done.operate; surgical procedureBakas iye magopera.He was operated on, or he did a surgical procedure.Doktol miyaˈan bakas ngopera aˈa betteng.That doctor operated on the pregnant woman.Inopera kellongnen peggeˈ binugen.Her neck was operated on because she had a goiter.12.11TreatmentTreatment
nOffice, esp. the post office.office; post officeLangkew lumaˈin peggeˈ opisina diyawaˈnen.The house is high because its lower part is the post office.Magharegla laˈi kami si opisina.We settled (the case) there at the office.19.1Types of housesTypes of houses
nHour.hourPiyeorakaˈam si lān?How many hours were you on your way?Duweoradu patulikun dibuhiˈ.I slept for two hours last night.5.1World and timeWorld and time
vsubjectN-#-an, mag-object-anTo clean metal (esp. knives with acid or by rubbing with s.t. rough).clean metal by rubbingOrasante barung iyan duk balimbing duk gaˈi ginahaˈ.Let us clean that sword with balimbing-fruit so it won’t be rusty.Īˈiyelaˈi si bukut magoras barungne.He is there outside cleaning his sword.Bakas ku ngorasan piraku.I have cleaned my knife.leklas
nA small knife, table knife, kitchen knife.knife, smallNiyaˈoroˈku pagkehetku sayul.I have a knife for cutting vegetables.pasawaliˈ20.2Bladed weapons and implementsBladed weapons and implements
bukut oroˈ
nDull side of blade; back of blade.
mata oroˈ
nBlade of a knife.
tōng oroˈ
nTip of a knife.
nLarge black ant.ant, black and largeIt lives in small holes in the ground and is smaller than lepitut.Niyaˈossok magtangaˈ kinakan dem lowang.There is a black ant carrying food into the hole.lepitut2.4.7AntsAnts
nA crow; large billed crow.crow; ravenfam. Corvidae, sp. Corvus macrorhynchosSiniggew weˈ owak usuyin.The baby chick was caught by a crow.3.3Birds of preyBirds of prey
intjExclamation to gain attention or to answer when called.excl. for attention; attention, excl.Oy, daˈadu koˈ kaˈam luwal maghidjul.Oy, please don’t always be so noisy.Oy”, paˈin si Dende, peggeˈ lingananku iye.Dende said “oy” because I called her.hoyā
nHead of rice.rice, head ofTahaˈoyonanpaleyinin.The head of this rice is long.ohot2tangka9.2Parts of the plantParts of the plant
vngoyonTo form heads (of rice).Sinnaku si paley inin peggeˈ ngoyon manamal.I like this rice because it makes long heads.