The Nabaloi Dialect

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Bureau of Public Print., 1905 - Batak (Palawan) - 115 pages
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Page 183 - They have long, kinky hair and thick lips, and some have hairy faces and bodies. The hair stands out over the head like a bush. They are small in stature, but well formed. The men are slender, but the women are usually fat. Fatness seems to be a mark of beauty among the young women. They live close to nature. They do not cultivate the soil except to set out a few plants which yield edible roots, and in a few places plant small fields of rice.
Page 130 - LOVE, in the first person singular ? — second person singular? — third person singular? — first person plural?
Page 188 - It was the habit of the god to appear in certain cases in the form of a man, and so in this case he presented himself to the assembled people and asked where the deceased was, to which those present replied pointing to the nipa bundle in the center of the room. The god arose and blessed it and opened the bundle, when the shark was found to be alive and active as if it were in the sea. Upon seeing this deception the god was greatly angered and thundered forth a sentence, declaring that from that day...
Page 188 - When one iierson wishes to communicate with another he makes use of an object that suggests the idea he desires to impart. The young of both sexes make use of this means of communication when they desire to express their love, and as it has been practiced from a very early age they can understand with great ease. Venturello gives one of their religious myths which it may be well to present in full: These tribes, like the Tagbanuas, believe in the god called "Maguimba...
Page 157 - Three times, Four times, Five times, Six times, Seven times, Eight times, Nine times...
Page 128 - Let this tree be the object at (or with) which you execute the operation of planting;" "plant this tree." The manner in which the root as well as the particle may be .affected phonetically through the agglutination — that...
Page 105 - Kam-ol, three personal names; bulhul-6, butterfly; alam-am, a fern ; un-an, to go to see. The hiatus in question is like the one we make in English in such a word as tick-tack. It may be remarked finally that there are to be found in Nabaloi examples of that curious transposition of vowels within one word that is met with also in Ilocano and other native dialects. By a change of this kind the word andMinget, dark, for instance, will be heard as ambUanget, and others similarly.
Page 174 - ... with trees laid across it, and a number of other obstructions. At 9 o'clock we heard wild shouts and perceived a crowd of armed Igorot on the opposite range. At the same time it became impossible to advance. The path was beset with small, very sharp-pointed pieces of bamboo, and some of palma braea' driven into the ground, and with deep pitfalls covered with grass and furnished with bamboo spears in the center. There was also another kind of trap, called "balitil...
Page 173 - Igorot] cultivate in some regions immense fields of tobacco, which they introduce into the provinces. The consequence is the ruin of the tobacco revenue, the necessity of maintaining guards and troops to check this lawlessness, the extortions which these very officials commit in the towns, and, in short, so many expenses and troubles that it has been necessary more than once to send out special commissioners, and that this has come to be a question of arduous solution. In other regions they molest...
Page 178 - A biank in the original,— [TRANSLATOR.] 2To-day there are only nine houses in that valley.— [AUTHOR'S NOTE.l THE BATAKS OF PALAWAN 25586 7 179 PREFACE The following report on the Bataks of Palawan has been recently received from Lieut. EY Miller, governor of Palawan. The additional information which follows his report is from two papers issued by the Division of Military Information, Philippines Division — the one, pamphlet No.