Waray Words that Start with the Letter A

"Aladaw" is a Waray word that functions as a transitional device, specifically, a subordinating conjunction.  It is used to introduce a subordinate clause and cannot stand on its own.  I guess there is no exact English translation for this word. "Instead" is the closest word that I can think of at this moment.

"Aladaw" may be dropped when a Waray sentence is translated into English. For example:
"Nagkikinaturog ka la; aladaw, panhugasi ito mga hugasan." 
"You just keep on taking a nap, why don't you do the dishes?"
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WARAY WORDS STARTING WITH "A" 
agap
early 
agwanta                
to suffer; to endure; to bear
Agwantaha.
Endure it.
angot
spinster
aprita
to force; to insist
areglado
well-planned; accomplished; fixed
arima
to get ready; to prepare
asa 
to rely; to depend
ataman
to take care
atubang
opposite; accross 
Atubanga. 
Face it./ Face him/her. 
Note: The "NG" in angot is pronounced like the "NG" in suffering.
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 Let's have another example:
"Ayaw pag-inayara im kwarta; aladaw, ibutang sa bangko."
"Don't hoard your money. Put it in the bank instead." 
or
 "Put your money in the bank instead of hoarding it."
A Waray subordinate clause that starts with "aladaw" cannot be placed in front of a main clause. Simply put, "aladaw" is usually never placed at the beginning of a sentence.

For a more comprehensive list of Waray words, you may visit this blog's Waray dictionary. Thanks! :-)


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