Makatak

  • talk like a frog; talk without stopping and quickly, in a disconnected way
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Kasar
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Halus
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Northern Form
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Usage Examples

Ia ngorta makatak wayah.
[example 1]
He talks like an old frog. (Proverb) ‘Wayah’ here means old, or hard, or rough skinned. An old frog is a toad. The word for toad is ‘dongkang’. A word that rhymes with ‘dongkang’ is ‘nongkang-nongkang’, meaning ‘jump and skip’. Thus a person is said to talk ‘nongkang-nongkang’ if he talks in a disconnected way, so that he cannot follow what he is saying.

  1. F. Eiseman, Proverbs. 1987