Example 44-2

Ta yuda bueno el Señor con todo Mardicas.
Ta
ipfv
yuda
help
bueno
good
el
def
Señor
Lord
con
obj
todo
all
Mardicas.
mardicas
The Lord helps all the Mardicas well.

Comment:
The animate object is generally marked with con. When the animate object is not human, there is variation in the use of con. 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:
Evangelino Nigoza, p.c.