Gel D.: what is the meaning of “Inda”
Good day 🙂
Inda’ has a lot of usage in Bahasa Sug. For one, it is a form of calling for females by locals, especially to younger generations. It can betranslated to “sister” or “Little girl” or even “young lady” but it has no single translations in English. Here’s an example.
Miyanaw hi inda’ ku. (My sister went for a walk)
Hain na hi inda’ yadtu? (Where is that little girl?)
Malingkat hi inda’ yaun. (That young lady is beautiful)
It can also be used as a pronoun too.
For example: instead of saying Naglutu’ hi Nurmina piritu ista’ (Nurmina cooked fried fish), one can say “Naglutu’ hi inda’ piritu ista’.” (She cooked fried fish.) Assuming Nurmina was already introduced earlier in the conversation.
It is also used to identify familial closeness to the female person being identified.
For example we have the sentence:
Kiyta’ ku hi Fatima. (I saw Fatima). We can add inda’ before Fatima to transform it into: “Kiyta’ ku hi inda’ Fatima.” (same translation). The second example using inda’ before Fatima gives emphasis on the closeness of the speaker to Fatima (perhaps they are friends or sisters, etc.)
There are only the generla usage of the word Inda’ in Bahasa Sug which is exclusively used for females only. The masculine equivalent ofInda’ is Utu’ with the same way of usage and importance.
Hope this helped. Salam Kasilasa!
Gel D.: Magsukul! 🙂
I need your help po to translate some words.. i hope you can reply to my email as soon as possible.. i need it badly. thanks po ..
ano po ba ang I LIKE YOU, I HATE YOU, I LIKE YOU sa tausug?
at ano dn po ang ANIMALS, DOG, CAT, FISH, BIRD, SNAKE, MONKEY sa tausug?
Hello, sorry sa medyo late na reply, nabusy lang sa classes namin.
I like you = Mabaya’ aku kaymu.
I don’t like you = Malisu’ aku kaymu.
I hate you = Marugal aku kaymu.
I love you = Malasa aku laymu. or Kalasahan ta kaw
Animal = Binatang
Dog = Iru’
Cat = Kuting
Fish = Ista’
Bird = Manuk-manuk
Snake = Hās
Monkey = Amu’
Manonotice mo dito na marami sa mga words na ito ang may apostrophe sa dulo (‘). Ang ibig sabihin niyan ay dapat lagyan mo ng “glottal stop” ang dulo ng vowel. parang sa salitang “bangka” ng tagalog. kung gagawin kong tausug eh magiging bangka’ at hindi bangka (na walang apostrophe).
Sana nakatulong to sa kung anuman. Salamat sa pagtangkilik ng Bahasa Sug! 😀