Placed in the beginning of a sentence or alone as an exclamation "ba" with a rather long drawn-out "a", denotes a negation, non-conformity, aversion, contempt or dislike. Bah! Pshaw! Pooh! Whew! Ba, índì akó magpáti sinâ. Pshaw, I don't believe that. Ba, dáw sa butíg inâ. Pooh, that sounds like a lie.
An exclamation placed usually at the end of a sentence after an adjective and giving that adjective a superlative value: Indeed! Really! Very much so! Truly! How--! Abáw, iníng baláy dakû ba! By Jove, look at this house, how large it is! Iníng balaligyáan maáka ba. What a lot of people deal at this shop!