LEARN LUN BAWANG LANGUAGE

Posted: 19 Mei 2011 in Life
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BY. LIFE SPRING or BUED ULUN

INTRODUCTION

The Lun Bawang tribe is found in the state of Sarawak in Malaysia. Lots of tourists visit Malaysia, especially the state of Sarawak- and will meet the Lun Bawang people, a very colourful community during the Lun Bawang Festival in early June every year.This little dictionary will help.

SIMPLE CONVERSATION

JOHN: Hello!I am John, from England.
LB( Hello! Ngadanku John, rat England)
BALANG:Where are you going?
LB( Ame yapeh iko?)
JOHN: I come here for a visit.
LB( Ui ame ngikak tunge)
BALANG:Welcome, glad to meet you.
LB(Do mepapu!Mawang niat papu nemuh)
JOHN:What is your name?
LB(Ide ngadan mu?)
BALANG:My name is Balang.
LB(Ngadan ku Balang.)
JOHN:Where is the hotel?
LB(Yapeh Hotel di?)
BALANG:It is there.
LB(Dei neh ieh)

ENGLISH to LUN BAWANG
I – ui
you – iko(mu)
we – kai
he/she – ieh
they – ideh

go(there) – ame dei
come here – ame tunge
there – dei
here – tunge/ianih
where – yapeh
ngadan – name
glad – mawang niat
meet you – papu namu
What is that – anun ineh?
What are you doing?- anun ruen mu?
What is your name?-ide ngadan mu?

NECESSARY WORDS

Eat – kuman
drink – ngirup
sit – tudo
stand – tuped
walk – nalan
run – upun
sleep – rudap
look for – nakap
want/like to- pian
don’t want- ara
good – do’
bad – dat
hot – melau’
cold – meteneb
water – abpa
food – luk kanen/nuba’
angry – museh
happy – mawang niat
sad – dat niat
tired – merur
hungry – malau
thirsty – meparing

Speak-peburi
tell-mada’
conversation-pegayam
see-nier
hear-ninger
think-ngerawe
house-ruma’
road-dalan
river/water-abpa’
read-maca’
sing-nani
call-nawar
shut(door)-ngitek
open(door)-ngukab
play-marot
lie down-telubid
———————
Pray-sembayang
Bible-buku ago
worship service-tebubpun
praise-ngubur
———————
love-mawa
joy-awang
kind-mekatu
patient-mulai niat
———————–
beautiful-metaga
ugly-dat taga
long-mekadang
short-mekamu’
tall/high-medita’
deep-medalem
shallow-metutun
big-rayeh
small-isut
wide-rayeh pipang
sharp(object)-metadem
blunt-mengadel
red-mesia
yellow-mebirar
black-mitem
white-mebuda’
green-bata don
blue-bata langit
——————
1. You are beautiful-Iko metaga
2.I like you-Ui pian nemu
3.I love you-Ui mawa nemu
4.I don’t like you-Ui na pian nemu.
5.I don’t want to eat- Ui ara kuman.
6.I am very happy today.-Ui pelaba mawang niat aco sini.
7.I want to meet you-Ui pian papu’ nemu.
8.You are very kind-iko pelaba mekatu.
—————–
bird-suit
dog-uko
cat-using
snake-menipeh
goat-amek
fish-lawid
chicken-lal
pig-barek
buffalo-kerubau
cow-sapi
eagle-kenui
tiger-balang
lion-singa
rat-labo
monkey-becuk/kuyad
mousedeer-pelanuk
barking deer-talau
deer-payo
procupine-terutung
leech-lematek
mosquito-tukung
fly-laled
————–
Mountain- pegkung
hill-surud
valley-alung
plain-tana’ reked
sloop-irang
cliff-rengeb
waterfall-rueb
river-abpa
lake-takeh/takung
sea-abpa nanap
rock-batu rayeh
grass-uduh
trees-kayuh
clouds-laput
moon-bulan
sun-mateh aco
sky-langit/ arang gawa’
rain-udan
cloudy-melaput
rainny- mudan
————-
mula’-many
masi’-few
na luk idih-none
pawa’-a few
manged-many
sesuut- a few
————-
alone- sebuleng
accompany (me)-pebaya'(negku)
follow me- maya’ negku
in front- pa’ atun
behind-pa’ puet
left behind-ketacan
—————
if- kudeng
when-kareb
what-anun
which-sapeh
where-yapeh
who-ide’
why-ngudeh

If you come, bring along your dog.
-kudeng iko ame tunge, nguit uko’ midih.
I will tell you when I am ready.
-ui mare kali nemu kareb ui pangeh temina’.
What are you doing?
-anun ruen mu?
Which one is yours?
-Sapeh diko dih?
Where is my friend?
-Yapeh rurum kidih?
who is that?
-ide’ yeneh?
why are you crying?
-ngudeh iko nangi’?
—————————
Don’t waste the food.
-aleg nuso nuba’ ineh.
Eat the food.
-kuman nuba’ ineh
-kana’ nuba’ ineh
The food is to be eaten.
-Nuba’ ineh kanen.
He ate the food.
-Ieh nekuman nuba’ dih.
He has eaten the food already.
-Ieh pangeh nekuman nuba’ dih.

——————————
I met him last night. He was very sad.
-Ui nepapu’ neneh malem ina.Ieh pelaba dat niat/melaso niat.

I comforted him.
-Ui nengubuk niatneh.

But he was very quiet.
-Iamo ieh ungeng mo’

Some tears drop from his eyes.
-remuat abpa matehneh.

Why was he sad?
-ngudeh ieh melaso niat?

His girl friend left him.
-rurum decur nidih nenecan neneh.

Why did the girl friend left him?
-ngudeh rurum nidih nenecan neneh?

She found a new lad.
– Ieh nepapu’ ace delei baruh.

She is so stupid to leave such a nice person.
– Decurneh pelaba bace necan ace lemulun luk pelaba do’

Ah! there are plenty of girls around.
-Ah, mula’ teh decur libut tau kelem.

—————
I want to hear you speak.
-Ui pian ninger nemu peburi.
I don’t want to hear you speak.
-Ara’ ui ninger nemu peburi.
You don’t know how to speak.
-Na iko ni mileh peburi.
Who say I cannot speak?
-Ide mala ui na miak peburi?
I am joking!You can speak well.
-Ui merot kelem.Iko do ileh peburi.
——————————-
headache=met uluh
stomachache=met batek
backache=met kated
pain-met
sick=met
——————————
wild=meliput
tame=melayo
fierce=mesangit
——————————-
proud=mesido’/mana’
humble=mebeneh niat
shy=migu’
brave=mekuu’

you are very proud (Iko mesido’)
You are too humble (Iko pelaba mebeneh niat)
Don’t be shy please.(Aleg migu’)
He is very brave.(Ieh pelaba’ mekuu’)
———————————
head-uluh
hair-abpuk
forehead-madu’
nose-icung
ear-lalid
eyes-mateh
neck-dier
lips-bibir
mouth-tang
tooth-lipen
tongue-dila’
eyebrow-bulu mateh
chin-adaa’
hand-ticu’
elbow-siku
palm-palad ticu
arm-langen
finger-bua’ ticu’
finger nail-lisun
arm pit-liang ilek
back-kated
shoulder-tudung
chest-ruuk
stomach-batek
buttock-puet
tigh-tipan
knee-aleb
leg-kukud
toe-bua’ kukud
foot-dapar
ankle-bangkil
heart-niat
——————
spring-bued
ulun-life
water-abpa’
river-abpa
stream-arur
brook-paru’
lake/pond-takung
———–
footprints-lengayan
junction-lisangen
road/path-dalan
————–
change-misu’/isu’
unchange-mepad
forever-ruked-ruked
everlasting-meruked
temporary-sigageh
beginning-puun-puun/rat puun
end-peped/
the end-kekiped
————-
praise-ubur/ngubur
to be praised-buren/ruen ngubur
—————
twins- anak rapid
orphan-anak mate
—————
big-rayeh very big-ba rayeh the biggest-meluun rayeh
new-meberuh quite new-ba beruh very new-pelaba beruh
lazy-mekupe very lazy-ba kupe
eat-kuman to be eaten-kenen eaten-kinan
kick-nupak kicked-sinupak kicked-tinipak/sinipak
——————–
sigapung- hide
situnga- mock/taunt
silepu- pretend to faint
sidaat- pretend to be bad/poor/sick
siate- pretend to die
———————
raga- cost
meraga-costly
sido’-boast
mesido’-boastful
————————
Meru’- wash
meru’ ticu’- wash the hands
merapang- worry or being worried
——————–
meringu’ – congested
meraruh trawe – confused
meremen- selfish
mering- a bamboo implement use to trap fish
————————-
masang- fixing, switch on
masui- sell
masut- chase away
marat- to build something on stilt/platform

ENGLISH – LUN BAWANG

Able- miak /miak ngenau’ luk ruen
about- ratnan ( about something)
Add- naba
adult- lun luk rayeh
advise- mada’
afraid-metoot
age- umur
and- idi
angry-museh
anger-useh
angel- melikat
around- idih
arise-mudur/tuped/umak
arrive-macing/mecing
arrival-acing/ecing

———————-
pronouns

i –           ui
you-       iko
he/she-  ieh
we-        tau( a number of persons) / kiteh (for 2 persons)
they-      ideh

e.g Ui pian kuman( I want to eat)
iko mileh ( you are clever)
Do’ tau ame’ kuman.( Better we go to eat)
Ame’ kiteh. ( we go)
Ide’ ideh neh? (who are they?)

Opposite meanings

do’ (good)- daat (bad)
rayeh (big)- isut(small)
baneh(short)-dita'(tall)
Kemu'(short)-Kadang( long)
buda'(white)-item(black)
mebuda'(white)-mitem(black)
Meriruh(laugh)-nangi'(cry)

Names of animals

Dog- uko’
chicken- laal
pig- berek
cow- sapi
buffalo- kerubau
goat- amek
cat-using
snake-menipeh
tiger-balang
lion-singa
leapord-kuir
squirrel- labo puur
mouse/rat- labo
crocodile-buayeh
python-menelen
short tail monkey- becuk
long tail monkey- kuyad
bear-beruang
procupine-terutung

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  1. Sharmantha Tan berkata:

    Best lah belajar niiii…..:)

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