Meaning of -um-r-



1. prefix added to most verb roots which refer to an action to form nouns which mean ‘one who is about to (do)’. Umuulì na ku, I am about to go home. Pumipirma na untà siya sa kuntrátu, He was just about to sign the contract; 1a. added to words referring to weather conditions. Umuulan tingáli run dà, It looks like it is going to rain; 2. prefixes added to a few verbal roots to form nouns referring to the agent who does (so-and-so). Sumasákay, Passengers. Pumupúyù, Inhabitants.