Ma- 2 : Tagalog Verb Affix

POD: doer

to do something unintentionally; or,
to get into a certain state unintentionally

root

meaning

root + affix

meaning

dulas

slipperiness

madulas

to slip

bangga’

colliding

mabangga’

to bump or collide (with)

hulog

falling

mahulog

to fall

gutom

hunger

magutom

to get hungry

patay

dead

mamatay

to die

bingi

deaf

mabingi

to become deaf

huli

late

mahuli

to be late

basag

a crack

mabasag

to crack or break

sira’

damage

masira’

to get damaged

root

dulas

meaning

slipperiness

root + affix

madulas

meaning

to slip

root

bangga’

meaning

colliding

root + affix

mabangga’

meaning

to bump or collide (with)

root

hulog

meaning

falling

root + affix

mahulog

meaning

to fall

root

gutom

meaning

hunger

root + affix

magutom

meaning

to get hungry

root

patay

meaning

dead

root + affix

mamatay

meaning

to die

root

bingi

meaning

deaf

root + affix

mabingi

meaning

to become deaf

root

huli

meaning

late

root + affix

mahuli

meaning

to be late

root

basag

meaning

a crack

root + affix

mabasag

meaning

to crack or break

root

sira’

meaning

damage

root + affix

masira’

meaning

to get damaged

Aspects:

basic form

completed

uncompleted

unstarted

madulas

nadulas

nadudulas

madudulas

mahuli

nahuli

nahuhuli

mahuhuli

basic form

madulas

completed

nadulas

uncompleted

nadudulas

unstarted

madudulas

basic form

mahuli

completed

nahuli

uncompleted

nahuhuli

unstarted

mahuhuli

Sentences:

Nadulas si John.

John slipped.

Nahuli si Mike.

Mike was late.

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