Thursday, June 01, 2006

DEVELOPING A KADAZANDUSUN DICTIONARY

DEVELOPING A KADAZANDUSUN-ENGLISH DICTIONARY:
A CONTINUOUS EFFORT
By
Allan Dumbong
Note: Dear readers, pls add more words. TQ

A
Aagang - red.
Aanangan - like; want.
Aanu - can get.
Aatu' - fall.
Aavi' - finish; can finish.
Ada' - don't (same as kada').
Adangon - measure.
Agangau - noisy.
Ahamou - slippery.
Ahangas - naughty.
Ajalang - seldom.
Akan - eat.
Akanon - food.
Aki - grandfather.
Alaat - bad, evil.
Alanggou - tall.
Alawa' - pretty, beautiful.
Ama' - father.
Amaamaa' - many.
Amagatan - prefer.
Ambat - large, round fishing net.
Anau/Danau - paddy field.
Anavau - clear.
Andadon - wait, wait for.
Angaaman - fitting, appropriate.
Angagazo - big (plural).
Angatagap - well-built (plural).
Angatan - ask, invite.
Angavasi' - good (plural).
Ansa' - goose, geese.
Ansakan - cook for.
Ansakon - cook, to cook.
Antakan - will be held.
Anu- take.
Apaapagon - more expensive.
Apaapandai - more skilful, more clever.
Apagon - expensive.
Apandai - clever, skilful, smart.
Apasang - well-behaved.
Apat - four.
Asaakoi - can go up.
Asaasanang - ,ore free, less busy, happier.
Asaasau' - often.
Asakaan - will be landed on, infested by.


S
Sumandak - girl, local lady.
Sumazau - local dance.
Susumazau - dancer.
Sakot - grass.
Sampaping - next-door neighbour.
Sikang - spoon.
Sinipak - kicked.
Sinipakan - kicked.
Sipakon - kicked.
Suduvon - firewood.
Sangadau - one day.
Sogit - fine assessment.
Sogiton - fever, feeling chilled.
Soomo - meet.
Sumakit - be ill, sick.
Suuvab - tomorrow.


T
Tampai - jellyfish.
Tampangi - ankle.
Tombohog - bird.
Tomison - chill.
Tongkuzu - crab.
Tonokon - boil.

1 comment:

Desmond said...

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