Example 44-18

Quel manga Mardicas pirme ta visia con quel manga pirata moro [...].
Quel
det
manga
pl
Mardicas
mardicas
pirme
always
ta
ipfv
visia
keep.watch
con
obj
quel
det
manga
pl
pirata
pirate
moro
moro
[...].
[...]
The mardicas always kept watch for the moro pirates [...].

Comment:
Pírmi stands for ‘often/always’. Mardikas were local Christians from the island of Ternate in the Moluccas who accompanied the Spanish to Manila in the seventeenth century and later founded the village of Ternate. The etymological meaning of the name is “free people” (Blair & Robertson 1909 vol. 36: 237, de la Concepción 1788–1792: 102–103).
Type:
naturalistic written
Source:
Nigoza 2007: 5