Friday, July 27, 2018

Bigoliang

Bigoliang (Pronounce quickly as Bgoliang) - is a noun for tinkling sound when two or more pieces of metal colliding with each other and the best example is the wind chime sound. When the wind blows and creating vigorous sound on the chime it is called bigoliang.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Tukud

Tukud (pronounce as Tu-Kud) - is an adjective for stingy, which means reluctant or unwilling to part with money or help someone else in any way.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Dia'

Dia' (pronounce as Dia') is a noun for Turtle an innocent amphibian creature that live on land and in the water. This create is not dangerous but it comes with hard protective armor shell

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Ngionan

Ngionan (pronounced as Ngio-nan) is a verb of action feeling to avoid. It's not practically physical but avoid as in feelings so that it won't happen. Very rare word that could easily forgotten by the younger generation because they never heard of it.

Example of the use of "Ngionan" in daily life.

Ngionan ku' nyam oda' yoh nang sind'a noh - loosely translated "I feel like he shouldn't have say the words"

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Gogah

Gogah (pronounce as Go-gah) is an adjective for physically energetic. Someone who is recently sick and recover with energetic physical can be called "Gogah".

Someone who is actively working hard (hard working) physically also can be called Gogah

Monday, April 2, 2018

Ngayun

Ngayun (pronounce as Nga-yun) is a verb for the action to sit on a swing. This also apply to the Gawai tradition where the "Dayung Borih" will sit down and swing on it sing the ritual song to the spirit. I have no idea what are they singing although been once sitting on the ayun listening to my Grandma and her friends singing that song.



Sipiagg

Sipiagg (pronounce as Si-piagg) is a noun for fraction of wood that is cut little by little (chipping). This word is among the old word that very rarely used this days as the younger generations slowly phasing out their life activities with corporate work instead of farming. I have heard someone use this word on the Wai FM Radio Bidoyoh (Jagoi).

The picture below described exactly what "Sipiagg" looks like - it is the cutting debris of the trees. The action of chopping in the manner of chipping the tree is called "Nyipiagg" which literally means almost chipping away one after another until it fall apart.



Another picture to show "Sipiagg" is a noun for wood cut in the manner of slicing them into pieces where the action again is called "Nyipiagg".

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