To my surprise, of the screenful and many more screens of Web Results, the following two items caught my fancy:
Isinay English Dictionary
- Isinay English Dictionary. Search · Random Word · Add Word. Enter a Isinay or English word. 27 Entries. Enter text that you would like dictionary links to.
- Free Online Dictionary Isinay English and Free Online Translation Isinay English Dictionaries.
Know what? What I found was not funny.
The first indicated something like 27 entries. Yes, only 27. As in that's all the word population that the Isinay language has!
Of course, those of you who grew up or have been to Isinay land, know the truth. At the brink of extinction as it may be, the Isinay language has certainly thousands of words in its vocabulary, not only 27.
Okay, ever the flexible fellow, your Isinay Bird did try to give a break.
I typed "beautiful" in the slot its so-called Isinay dictionary had. Out came "maserot."
Fine, I said to myself.
Then I typed "ugly". Aha! No answer!
Curious as to what version of Isinay this website is supposed to be using, I typed the word "delicious". And out came the answer: "mamis".
Gotcha! I cheered inside me. It's using Aritao-Dupax Isinay.
I went to the next:
Isinay English Dictionary Free Online Translation
Aha, the same Bansa.org! But that's not all. Below this ID of Bansa.org is an orange-colored and pill-sized boxed marked Donate.
Now, I don't know how you take it, but I am beginning to be afraid to pursue my earlier plan to share all my Isinay word findings on-line.
In particular, I'm tumaut (afraid) that if I'm going to do that, certain sectors that are "ectopic" to the serious efforts to revitalize my language would be so scheming as to dip their dirty fingers into the pie, puweson (grab) everything that should not belong to them, and if legitimate Isinays and language activists would approach them, they would be asked to shell out donations.
Beyandaj daranyen milelleleman si ba^ba^ tauwar an Isinay!