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nguley1na slimy substanceMedanglel hu deli tep ya nguley tu et neligat ni tetngeden.The eel is slippery because of its slimy substance (on the skin) so it is difficult to hold it.1.2.2Substance, matter2vto have a slimy substance, e.g., snails, eelsNangkenguleyan ida etan batsikul et mahapul ni ullahan et han iheeng.Rice-field-snails have-a-slimy-substance on them and they have to be washed before cooking.
ngullawadjuncta word used to express the possibility of something happeningKele nehileng law ey endi hi ameyun immanemut, entu ngullaw ey mandedyad alang tep nemahhig eya udan?Why is your father not home, could it be that he will stay overnight at the granary because of this heavy rain?9.4.4.4Possible
ngulngulintransto wail; to cry loudlyThis is the type of crying that someone does when they are hurting physically or emotionally.Kamangngulngul tep nemahhig hu degeh ni egeh tu.She is crying loudly because of so much pain in her stomach.Simngugngug3.5.6.5Cry, tearmaN-/naN-Class 1C - Types of behavior
ngumeynfringe on purse or loin cloth
ngungnguyna green snake speciesgenuleg1.6.1.3.1Snake
ngunu1nwork6.1Work2intransto workMangngunu inad payew ni nunya.Mother will work in the rice-field today.maN-/naN-1C General Classahingunwaningngunuanmangngunu
ngunutnpossessionsEleg ida makilaw hu dewanggatut ni sindalu tu tep mangguwalyaddan ngunut da. (1 Samuel 25:13c)Two hundred soldiers did not go along because they were guarding their possessions.SimlimmuSynalikamen
nidet1determiner that marks an indefinite or non-specific noun referentIdawasi muwak ni betling.Give me an earring.This determiner has an allomorph n when it is attached to a preceding form that ends in a vowel.9.2.4Prepositions, postpositions2linker that links the constituents of noun phrases and links restrictive relative clauses to their head nounsGineid tun paul etan netey ni utut di hulek ni baley da.He removed the dead rat from the corner of their house with a dried reed.Gettangen tu balwasik ni nelakah.He will buy my shirt that is cheap (in price).9.6.2Dependency relationsheninhipanimay nilannidninyan
ni hi-gadahi-gadaprothem, 3rd person plural pronounAggattan tep lawah ni itsu meki-emmung ni hi-gada.Go away from here because it's not good for us to join them.This pronoun phrase is a member of Set 4 pronouns that have a direct or indirect object grammatical relationship with the verb.9.2.3Pronouns
ni hi-gakhi-gakpers.prome, 1st person singular pronounAntan kaidangkig ni hi-gak tep ay maetung.Don't lean on me because it's hot.This pronoun phrase is a member of Set 4 pronouns that have a direct or indirect object grammatical relationship with the verb.
ni hi-gamhi-gamproyou, 2nd person singular pronounEt humman hu, endi law hu edum ni nak e-helen ni hi-gam. (1 Chronicles 17:18a)Therefore, there is nothing more now that I will say to you.This pronoun phrase is a member of Set 4 pronouns that have a direct or indirect object grammatical relationship with the verb.9.2.3Pronouns
ni hi-gamiprous, 1st and 2nd person exclusive pronounImmaliddan han-aamma ni an umbaddang ni hi-gami. The father and the children came to help us.This pronoun phrase is a member of Set 4 pronouns that have a direct or indirect object grammatical relationship with the verb.
ni hi-gatahi-gataprous two, 1st and 2nd person dual pronounHuyyan neipiggil ni batu hu mengippenemnem ni hi-gata. (Genesis 31:48a)This pile of stones will cause the two of us to remember something.This pronoun phrase is a member of Set 4 pronouns that have a direct or indirect object grammatical relationship with the verb.
ni hi-gatsuhi-gatsuprous; all of us; pronoun, 1st person plural inclusiveImmalidda iDugyu ni an umbaddang ni hi-gatsun iNepayew.The people from Dugyu came to help us people from Nepayew.This pronoun phrase is a member of Set 4 pronouns that have a direct or indirect object grammatical relationship with the verb.9.2.3Pronouns
ni hi-gatuhi-gatuprohim; her; 3rd person singular pronounAntan keihnup ni hi-gatu tep aldanan tuka ni degeh tu.Do not stay close to him because he will infect you with his illness.This pronoun phrase is a member of Set 4 pronouns that have a direct or indirect object grammatical relationship with the verb.9.2.3Pronouns
ni hi-gayuhi-gayuproyou plural, 2nd person plural pronounEm, mekilawwak ni hi-gayu.Yes, I will go with you.This pronoun phrase is a member of Set 4 pronouns that have a direct or indirect object grammatical relationship with the verb.9.2.3Pronouns
ni-adv1for some event to happen or some action to be done preceding another in sequence; to do something else firstKantuy 'Man-u-uggippak pay ni- ey man-eg-egpittak et man-iyyatu-ak.' (Proverbs 6:10)The (lazy person) says "I will sleep first (before getting up) and I will fold my hands and I will rest (awhile)."Palla eya utang tun nebayag nem et baydan tu ni-.In-any-case, let him pay first this old debt.8.4.5.2Before2for an action to be delayed; not yetAntan hegep ni- di bawang tep ida ni kamengngan hu mangili.Do not enter the house yet because the visitors are eating.nin
ni-manadjunctcontrary to expectationThis also implies that the reason for an action or event is unknown.Mahlu ni-man nunya.He is industrious today (he usually isn't).Hipa ni-man tu pemeyyad ey ay ginastu tun emin hu pihhuh tu?What could he pay with when he spent all his money?9.6.2.5.1Reason
ni-nganguadv.predan expression that conveys the idea that the person addressed is considered to be fortunate; good for youKele agyu delwahin nunya ni-ngangu hu nenguyuyan yu et megibbuh?Why don't you perform your second canyao so that it will be fortunate for you to be finished?Inwaal ni-ngangud Balweg hu payew da.Good for Balweg because he finished removing the weeds in their rice-field.9.2.7Interjections
nidcomp. ofnididetthis compound determiner refers to both time and placeDideya kadya et nak ali du-ngawan hi Jodie hedin nanengtu nid baley da ah.You stay here and I will go and see if Jodie is still in their house.Yan laputun nantuttudduan ku ey eggak ehelen ida huyyan hi-gayu tep wada-ak nid kad-an yu. (John 16:4b)During the first time when I was teaching, I did not tell you this because I was with you then.9.2.4Prepositions, postpositions
nigaytransto get something for viand from the fieldThis word refers to getting any type of vegetables, snails, fish, or meat to take home for food to be eaten with riceDakel hu niggayen di payew dan deleg niya pukdu. There are plenty of mudfish and beans in their rice-field to be taken home for viand.Ida nannigay di payew hu inubbuwan. The farm workers went to get vegetables in the rice-field to take home for viand.-en/-in-
niknikstato be inflamed or infected, used of the eyes
nincomp. ofni-nidetthis compound determiner combines the meaning of 'not yet' or 'at the moment' and a complement markerKulang nin peteg hu tuka pengimmatun ni neiptek winu neihalla. (Hebrews 5:13b)His recognition for what is right or wrong is very lacking at the moment.9.2.4Prepositions, postpositions
nisiadjunctemphatic, indeedHumman na-mu nisi nakka benna-kihi.That might indeed be why I'm always sneezing.3.5.1.3Trueem nisi
niya1conjand, a coordinate conjunction that connects clauses of equal importanceYa nakka penang-ang-ang ni meippanggep nan hi Juan ey maineng niya heni kaumlelemyung.The thing I noticed about Juan was that he appeared to be quiet and somewhat sad.9.2.5.2Clause conjunctions2lklinker that links coordinate nominal constituents of noun phrasesIneyum tu etan kinna tun tabaw niya ut-ut.He tamed the wildcat and the pigeon that he caught in the traps.