Tausug Words 101



Okay. I like to share with you all some Tausug words. ;)

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SOME RANDOM TAUSUG GREETINGS AND PHRASES

We usually greet with Assalamu Alaikum - peace be with you!

Salam kasilasa - peace, care and love.

Marayaw maynaat - (literal translation) Good morning.

Marayaw mahapun -  (literal translation) Good afternoon.

Marayaw dum -  (literal translation) Good evening/night.

Salam duaa - peace and supplications/prayers to you.

Kamayah daran / Pag-ayad daran - Always take care.

Hoyah / Uy - hello

Maunu-unu kaw? - How are you?

Magsukul. - Thank you!

Kalasahan ta kaw / Malasa ako kaimu - I love you!

Kabayaan ta kaw / Mabayah ako kaimu - I like you!




SOME RANDOM TAUSUG NOUNS & ADJECTIVES

Lasa - (n) - Love
      >> yes. It means love. It kinda sounds awkward especially if you are Tagalog since lasa means taste in tagalog. :) 
      >>You say I love you in Tausug as: Kalasahan ta kaw or Malasa ako kaymu. ( I know. It sounds weirder as we go on. haha.)

Kasi - (n) care
     >> can be used together with lasa = kasilasa; it means, love and care. Usually used as Salam kasilasa = Peace, care and love.

Kasajahitra-an - (n) peace, other word: salam (from Arabic)

Kasanyangan - (n) at ease, comfort

Kasulutan - (n) in harmony, in agreement

Kasambuhan - (n) prosperity

Tuud - (adv) very
   >> can be used: very big - malaggu tuud; i love you very much - kalasahan ta kaw tuud.

Dayahan - (adj) rich, wealthy

Miskin - (adj) poor
  - borrowed from Arabic.

Mangih dagbus - (adj) ugly
    >> You say You are ugly as Mangih kaw dagbus.

Lingkat - (n) - beauty
    >> You say You are beautiful in Tausug as: Malingkat kaw.

Dupang - (n) crazy or fool
    >> Yeap. If you heard me saying this to you, I hope you know the meaning already. :P

Hapdi - (n)  hunger
    >> Hiyapdi ako means I'm hungry.

Sibi - (n) little
    (adj) masibi, sibi-sibi (tiny)

Laggu - (n) big
    (adj) malaggu

Irum - (n) black beauty
   (adj) mairum
   >> You can say malingkat to any girls but mairum best describes those girls who do not have fair complexion.

Asawa - (n) wife / husband
    >> mag-asawa - to marry

Addat (n) - manners/conduct
    >> good-mannered - marayaw addat
    >> bad-mannered -  mangih addat

Dayaw - (n) goodness
   >> good - marayaw

SOME RANDOM TAUSUG VERBS

Ayad - to take care

Kumaun - to eat
     >> let's eat - kumaun kita.

Panaw - to walk

Matug - to sleep

Lingkud - to sit

Tindug - to stand

Tagad - to wait

Madtu - to go there

Mari - to come here


tenses
prefixes- future: mag-, ma | present: nag+double the first syllable of the root word | past: nag-, na
     >> panaw: magpanaw, nagpapanaw, nagpanaw
     >> panaw: mapanaw, napanaw
     >> tagad: magtagad, nagtatagad, nagtagad

infix - future : -um-, root word | present: -ima+double the first syllable of the root word, -iya+double the first syllable of the root word | past: -im-, iy
    >> lingkud: lumingkud, limilingkud, limingkud
    >> tindug: tumindug, timitindug, timindug
    >> tagad: tumagad, timatagad, timagad
    >> panaw: manaw, miyamanaw, miyanaw (special case)
    >> madtu: madtu, miyamadtu, miyadtu


COLORS - Warnah

  1. Kalas - pink         {So, lilpink is masibi-kalas. hahah.}
  2. Itum - black
  3. Puti - white
  4. Bilu - blue
  5. Pula - red
  6. Kulit - violet
  7. Gaddung - green
  8. Biyaning - Yellow



ANIMALS - Binatang

Kambing - goat
Sapih - cow
Kurah - horse
Manuk - chicken
Manuk-manuk - other birds (general)
Has - snake
Buaya - Crocodile
Istah - fish (general)
Kabaw - Carabao
Babuy - Pig
Kagang - Crab
Kamun - Sea Mantis
Kanu-us - Octopus


NUMBERS - Umbul

  1. Isa
  2. Duwa
  3. Tu
  4. Upat
  5. Lima
  6. Unum
  7. Pitu
  8. Walu
  9. Siyam
  10. Hangpuh
11. Hangpuh tag-isa
12. Hangpuh tag-duwa
20. Kawha-an
21. Kawha-an tag-isa
30. Katlu-an
40. Kahpatan
50. Kaihman
60. Kahnuman
70. Kapituwan
80. Kawaluwan
90. Kasiyaman
100. Hanggatus
101. Hanggatus tag-isa
110. Hanggatus hangpuh
111. Hanggatus hangpuh tag-isa
200. Duwang-gatus
300. Tung-gatus
400. Upat-ngagatus
500. Limang-gatus
600. Unum-ngagatus
700. Pitung-gatus
800. Walung-gatus
900. Siyam-ngagatus
1000. Hahngibu
10,000. Hangpuh-ngaibu
100,000. Hanggatus-ngaibu
1,000,000. Hangka-milyun


PLACES - Hulah

  • Sulu - Sug, Lupah Sug
  • Zamboanga City - Sambuwangan
  • Philippines - Pilipin
  • America - Hulah Milikan
  • Japan - Hulah Jipun
  • China - Sinah / Hulah Lannang

LANGUAGES - Bahasa
  • Sinūg - the language of Tausugs
  • Filipino - Pilipino
  • Bahasa Malaysia/Indonesia - Malayu
  • English - Anggalis
  • Arabic - Bahasa Arab
  • Niponggo - Bahasa Jipun
  • Chinese - Lannang








Haha. I was like a dupang when I was encoding this post. ;D I kind of find it hard to look for Tausug words to post in here. Anyway, that's all for now. I hope you learn something.

23 comments:

  1. this is cute sis. :) I remember, I used to call my ex bf "Lasa" ahihihihihi.. :D ngayon hindi ko na tinatawag na lasa si present... modernized na daw... "honey" nalang daw tawagan namin. ahihihih.. :D

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  2. wee cute haha first time to know these tausug words. parang ang hrap. haha. pero yung lasa, parang narinig ko na sya dati. i even plan to make it as a name for my future baby hahaha iibahin ko lang spelling XD

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  3. hAhaha. ayos un sis. makiuso na ren. ako nga, boss tawag ko eh. haha

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  4. ang cute first time ko din malaman yung ganitong word it's very amazing kapaga may natututunan kang bago so salata for doing this pos sana madami pa next time ^^

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  5. cute words and thanks for sharing.
    Its nice to learn new words :)

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  6. hey. wat does it mean 'miyayay ako kaymu'. someone posted it on my wall n i can't understand it. lol

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  7. hi.. i dont know what is miyayay. i think it\'s miyayah..

    it means: I LIKE YOU.

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    1. please help me..
      what is tiyu-tiyu,?
      karikaw,
      marayaw adat,
      hambuuk?,
      malaggo,
      mabawa,
      wayrOon?

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    2. Tiyu-tiyu: small,
      Karikaw- come here
      Marayaw- ok. Im fine
      Hambuuk- one piece

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  8. what is the meaning of "lingkat sab girl lu!!?" i saw this comment on my bf pic with me. help me

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    1. Hi there.

      It means: "Your girl is pretty."

      Actually, that is Sinama and not tausug. ;)

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  9. Can you translate this please.
    nagpasanglit n na bugtang ine ,laung mu maraw bawae ampa n kangeh bawae mastyle pa'. Byah na dgbus kagang bugtang'.

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    1. Hi. Those are really not pleasant statements. There is a lot of swearing. So, I can't post the meaning here.

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  10. Awweee, this is so nice. I really like to learn tausug <3 More please. hihi

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  11. Hi... What does "Ay naa kaw magtalih mga magpangasawa yan. Mahunit sayan." Means?? Thank you ^^

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    1. It means "Don't think about getting married, it's hard". Hope this helps.

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  12. Ano ibig sabihin ng malagu in busung

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    1. Busung is like bad karma. So when you did something bad to another person, "busungun kaw." Or you'll get the consequence of your actions. Malaggu means big.

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  13. Hi! What is "Maraw usug in tunang mu" means?

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  14. Hi! What does "Maraw usug in tunang mu" means?

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