A Little Book of Filipino Riddles eBook

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59.

Iclog iti calao bolig iti lima. 
    (Iloc.) Ima

The calao’s egg is five-parted.  Hand

    The calao is the hornbill; the egg here in question is perhaps
    his strange head-excrescence.

60.

Isang bayabas peto ang butas. 
    (Tag.) Ulo

One guava with seven holes. 
    Head

61.

Isa ca bungsud nga pito ang iya buho. 
    (Bis.) Olo

A small hill having seven holes. 
    Head

62.

Sica a tao ti yan ti minuterum. 
    (Iloc.) Puso

You are the man who has the minute-beater. 
    Heart

    Minuterum the pendulum beating.

63.

No agtacderac ania ngata ti omona a ipagnae? 
    (Iloc.) Mocod

If I stand, what will be the first that steps? 
    Heel

64.

Daluang bangiasan nag hahagaran. 
    (Tag.) Binte

Two fence stakes chasing each other.  Legs

65.

Atian na ing gulut; ing gulut na ya ing atian. 
    (Pamp.) Bitis

Its front is the back, and its back is the front. 
    The lower leg (below the knee)

66.

Adda oaig a bassit napnut bucbucaig. 
    (Iloc.) Ngioat

There is a small brook filled with shells. 
    Mouth

67.

Isang balong malalem, punong puno nang patalem. 
    (Tag.) Bibig

A deep well is filled with chisels. 
    Mouth

68.

Isa ca cahon-cahon nga punu sang tiguib. 
    (Bis.) Baba

A box full of chisels. 
    Mouth

69.

Dua nga bobon napnot allid quen dagum. 
    (Iloc.) Agung

Two wells filled with wax and needles.  Nose

70.

Baston ti Ygorot dica maparot
    (Iloc.) Bato

The cane of the Igorot, you cannot pull up. 
    Penis

71.

Mapatar ya dalin tinoboay garing. 
    (Pang.) Ngipuen

Plain earth has grown ivory. 
    Teeth

72.

Umona nga aglaguis sa agdareedec. 
    (Iloc.) Ngipen

First place the bars and then the posts. 
    The teeth

    The comparison is with fence-building.  Here the posts are first
    set, and then the cross-pieces.  The babe has first smooth,
    horizontal gums; then the upright teeth appear.

73.

Nagapanilong apang basa. 
    (Bis.) Dila

He is under the shed but is always wet. 
    Tongue

74.

Enlongon empantion onbangon mansermon. 
    (Pang.) Dila

Coffin in graveyard wakes up sermon. 
    Tongue

75.

Na manantang ay maccatua udde na mannam ay malussao. 
    (Gad.) Attut

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