vsubjectmag- (pl.), mag-#-an (pl. and repet.)To eat s.t.eatGeynetakakankenna iyan, iyuˈ ne buhuk.That fish can no longer be eaten; it is rotten.Ubus ne kami magkakan tekkanen.We had finished eating when he arrived.Kinakan weˈ ku bāng-bāng nakanakin.I ate the cookie of the child.Laˈikami si bukut magkakanan bāng-bāng.We are outside eating cookies.Makaˈakantolangku.I happened to eat a bone.manganajabessoˈsebbattahāl-hāl


nFood; staple food (usually thought of as rice).food; staple food; rice cookedKuhahun ne kinakanin.Ladle out the rice.Inekinakanbi ley? Buwas duk kenna.What is your food? Rice and fish.Kinakan kamihin dibuhiˈ putu duk kemuntiˈ.Our food last night was steamed cassava and camote.bānyaˈ

bāng-bāng cookies, sweets
buwaˈkayu fruit
kinakan staple food
laˈuk viand, anything eaten with rice
ligeteman root crops and plantains
lohoˈ soup
sayul vegetables


vpa-, -um-To cut into s.t. (as a saw); sink into s.t. (as tires); consume s.t. (as fire).cut into s.t. (as a saw); sink into s.t. (as tires); consume s.t. (as fire)Geykakanebbut labaskun peggeˈ basseˈ pe.The weeds I cut are not consumed (lit. fire does not eat) because they are still wet.Pakakan kehetin si kayu.The saw cuts into the wood.Kaˈelletan jīpin peggeˈ pakakan bettisnen dem pisak.The jeep got stuck because its tires sank into the mud.Kumakanne sakinen peggeˈ gaˈ sambut taboˈo si doktol.His sickness has become very bad (lit. happened to eat) because he was not immediately brought to the doctor.