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To throw, fling, hurl, let down, cast (anchor, a fishing line, etc.); to bob, dangle, swing (in front of, or before, another). Itáwtaw ang paón. Cast (throw out) the bait. Gintáwtaw níla ang sinipít. They cast anchor. Tawtawí siá sang amó nga pamangkotánon. Throw that question at him i.e. ask him that question. (see húlug, habóy, tónton, bálang, pilák).



To dangle, swing, bob (as an object suspended by a string). Natímtim ang bibíngka sa tamparán níya. The bibíngka-cake dangled in front of him. Patimtimí siá sing mamón. Dangle a (piece of) cake before him (and withdraw it at once, if he should try to catch hold of it). (see táwtaw, tónton).



As this letter does not belong to the Spanish Alphabet it does not occur in Visayan literature previous to the American Occupation; "o" and "u" were generally used in its place. At the beginning of a syllable its correct pronunciation is almost identical with (or just a shade softer than) the "w" in English words as "wag, well, will, woe, would, etc.". At the end of a syllable after "a" it forms the diphtong "aw" (e.g. daw, táwtaw, sáwsaw, línaw) that is nearly equivalent to the English "ou" in "out, about, loud, etc.". At the end of a syllable after "e" or "i" its correct pronunciation is quite peculiar and can be learned only by hearing, e.g. bagéw, baréw, siríw, téwbew, etc. It is to be remarked that many Visayan words ending in "o" or "u" lose these vowels in some verbal forms and in terms derived from them and take the letter "w" instead, e.g. báywon, saláywan, gámwan, sápwan, kaburúywan, etc. (from bayó, salayó, gamó, sapó, buyó, etc.).