Meaning of paga-un



direct passive durative affix future time. (Past: gina-. Subjunctive: paga-a.) Literary style except in Southern Leyte and Bohol where it is colloquial (with the dialectal prefix a- substituting for paga-). Forms with paga-un are used to refer to actions repeated at intervals or after preposed forms meaning ‘it is good, proper, necessary,’ and the like. Ságad pagabasáhun níya ang Biblíya sa dì pa matúlug, She usually reads the Bible before she goes to sleep. Unsay ángay nátung pagabuhátun? What is the proper thing to do? Forms with gina- refer to an action which goes on in time. Ginapasundáyag pa gihápun ang mga dúlà ni Piyuks, Piux’s dramas are still performed. The forms with paga-a are used when the subjunctive is required, or for the imperatives, in contexts referring to repeated or enduring actions. Ang humay adtu pagadagamíha sa búus, They take the rice on the stalks to the granary, and there they get the rice grains (as they need them).