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b

Hiligaynon

The letter "B" in Visayan has the same sound as in English. Being a labial it has a natural affinity with "M" and if the prefix pan-is joined to any word beginning with a "b", that "b" is changed into "m", e.g. búhat becomes pamúhat instead of panbúhat; búnak becomes pamúnak and the verbal noun and adjective formed from the latter is mamumunák; báwì-pamáwì-mamamáwì, etc. Very frequently the prefixes ha- and hi- produce the same change, e.g. bilí-hamilí; búlbul-himúlbul, etc.



d

Hiligaynon

The letter D in Visayan is pronounced as in English. D after various prefixes such as pan-, hi-, ha-, etc. is very frequently either elided, or changed into N, e.g. panáhon (dáhon-leaf); panílap (dílap-to lick); hinangát (dángat-to reach); hanúmdum (dúmdum-to remember), etc.

D followed by a suffix is often (especially in Hiligáynon) turned into R, e.g. tahúron, katahurán, matinahúron (táhud-to respect); ginsugúran (súgud-to commence); palabuarán (búad-to breed), etc. See also padóng-paróng; dadâ-darâ; tádung-tárung; tudúk-turúk^, etc.


ha

Hiligaynon

An interjection or exclamation: Ha! well! why! Ha, ha, makakaládlaw gid inâ. Ha, ha, that is indeed ridiculous.


ha

Hiligaynon

An interrogative particle expressive of doubt, inquiry or slight surprise. Eh! Indì ka magpangákig, ha? You will not get angry, will you? Don't get angry, eh? Nagkádto ka dídto, ha? You went there, didn't you? Did you actually go there? Often used colloquially. Ha? I beg your pardon. What did you say? I didn't understand you.


ha

Hiligaynon

A prefix denoting a chance coincidence, reciprocity or separation, but used mostly for euphony's sake without any apparent change of meaning. (see hi-).


háha

Hiligaynon

To say "ha-ha", to guffaw, laugh aloud. (see halákhak, talángkaw).


hanámbong

Hiligaynon

Presentable, decorous, genteel, well-bred, well-behaved, polished, refined, admissible in society, etc. (see ha-, támbong).


hánlud

Hiligaynon

To strike inward, affect the interior parts, attack the inside, said of diseases, etc. Nahánlud ang katúl sang bátà, kay ginháplas níla sang lána. The child's eczema struck inward, because they rubbed it with coconut-oil. (see ha-, sulúd).


hi-

Hiligaynon

A prefix identical in meaning with ha-, e.g. higúgma, hagúgma.


k

Hiligaynon

This letter has the same sound as the English "c" in "cat, come, cut, fact, etc.", but is pronounced a little softer than "ck" in "lack, pack, struck, etc.".

Modern writers almost exclusively employ "k", where formerly "c" (before "a", "o", "u", all consonants and hyphens, and at the end of words) and "qu" (before "e" and "i") were used. Bearing this in mind it is easy to find in this dictionary expressions originally written according to the old spelling, as acó, caácò, catacá, cácac, bác-hò, bác-it, báquid, quíquic, etc., under akó, kaákò, kataká, kákak, bákhò, bák-it, bákid, kíkik, etc.

The prefixes pan-, hi-, ha-, etc., if composed with words beginning with the letter "k", become pang-, hing-, hang-, etc. and the "k" drops out, e.g. karós-pangarós; kaláyo-hingaláyo; kuyús-hanguyús, etc.


labutáw

Hiligaynon

Mixture, disorder, confusion, agitation; to mix, stir, put one's finger into a liquid, agitate, wade or walk about in water, to disturb. Ginalabutáw mo ang sabáw, ha? Samói, ápang índì mo paglabutawón. You have your fingers in the sauce, heh? Mix it (with your food), but don't put your finger in it. Ang mga bátà nagalabutáw sa túbig. The boys are wading or walking in the water-or-splashing about in the water. Indì mo paglabutawón ang túbig sa batíyà sang mahígkò mo nga tiíl. Don't put your dirty feet into the water in the large wash-basin. Ipalabutáw lang sa mga bátà yanáng danáw. Just let the children play or splash about in that puddle (pool) of water.


m

Hiligaynon

The letter "M" in Visayan is pronounced as in English. The letter "M" is one of the labials b, p, m, and as it is the easiest to pronounce, it often takes the place of the other two:

1) after the prefixes pan-, man-, magapan-, etc. But note that the final "n" of these prefixes is dropt, e.g. pamulúng (pan-, bulúng); pamúlong (pan-, púlong), etc. etc.

2) after the prefixes hi-and ha-, e.g. himungá (hi-, búnga); himúlbul (hi-, búlbul); hamulák (ha-, búlak); hámtang (ha-, butáng), etc. etc.


pákha, pák-ha

Hiligaynon

A Chinese woman having little feet (made small by binding); Chinese woman (in general).


t

Hiligaynon

The letter "T" in Visayan is pronounced as in English. After the prefix pan-"T" beginning a word is dropped, e.g. panábang (pan-, tábang); panikáng (pan-, tikáng); panókap (pan-, tókap); panubús (pan-, tubús). After the prefixes hi-and ha-"T" beginning a word is frequently changed into "n", e.g. hinabón (hi-, tábon); hanungúd, hanabô (ha-, tungúd, tabô) etc. etc.