English. Converses, discusses s.t. of minor importance.
Subanen. Kamun milangan ami gupia megabitabit nu nga sundalu, kaas nda'u ganam pekangay dini.
English. Earlier we were seriously delayed conversing with the soldiers, so I couldn't come here sooner.
Subanen. Su gembata' kiin, ndi' metau mekabit, pu' beed.
English. That child doesn't know how to speak, because he's voiceless.
Grammar. Usu. abitabit.
English. The way one speaks, one's language or dialect.
Subanen. Sa' megyaga si Arman kia, gitaw Tubuy gupia pikebitanen. Muka' metau meginetaw Salug, sampay gitaw Sindangan.
English. When that Arman speaks, his dialect is the pure Tuboy language. And he knows how to speak Salug, and even Sindangan.
In group with: kintul; yaga