Waray and English/Lexical selection

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Example 1: Liwat

Again -> na liwat

In English: Then it’s wrapped up in banana leaves and cooked again. In Waray: Katápus, pinamútus hit dáhun hin ságing ngan ginlúlurutuq na liwat.

Rather [adj.] -> liwat

In English: That child was rather mischievous, wasn’t he? In Waray: Pirupilyu liwat at nga bátaq.

Just because [so–and–so]/is the case [predicate] happens -> bákay kay...liwat

In English: Just because you’re an American, he doubled the (literally his) price. In Waray: Bákay kay Amirikánu ka, gindubli liwat níya an iya prisyu.

However, on the other hand -> liwat

In English: Oh, they’re not all cheats. Some are honest too. (Lit. There are also good.) In Waray: A, díriq gad liwat it hira paprihu maglimbung. Maydaq gad man liwat mga buútan.

[Particle dismissing something as not worth worrying about: ‘anyway’] -> liwat

In English: Besides, the family with whom I’ll be staying intends to meet me anyway. In Waray: Lábut pa, titápuq man liwat ha ak it ak sarakqan dinhi.

Example 2: Man

Since, because -> Man

In English: Just because you’re an American, he doubled the (literally his) price. In Waray: Bákay kay Amirikánu ka, gindubli liwat níya an iya prisyu.

[Particle used when speaker is pointing out something] -> Man

In English: There’s a town. Is that Allen? In Waray: Ádaq man in bungtu. Álin na itu?

[Particle used on discovering something: ‘oh yes, I see] -> Man ngayqan

In English: Mánu, salámat na laq. Maydaq ku man ngayqan sinsilyu. In Waray:Thanks anyway, sir. I see I have the change.

Example 3: Han

On, at [with days of the week] -> Han

In English: In that case, can I get the dress on Monday. In Waray: Kun asya man itu, makúkúhaq ku na it báduq han Lúnis?

At, on [past time] -> Han

In English: Oh, I was at my friend’s house. In Waray: Ay, didtu ak kan balay han akun sangkay.